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Waikiki Beach »

The world-famous 4km stretch of white sand known as Waikiki Beach is actually a number of beaches and fronts Waikiki - the tourist hub of Honolulu. With the beach, hotels, shopping, restaurants and nightlife all concentrated within easy walking distance, this former retreat for Hawaiian royalty is still a popular... more »

Pearl Harbor »

The bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, was the immediate catalyst for the United States to enter the World War II conflict. The World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument preserves and interprets the stories of the Pacific War through various sites in Pearl... more »

Bishop Museum »

To immerse yourself in the history, culture, environment and arts of Hawaii and its peoples, the exhaustive exhibits of the Bishop Museum are considered the best collection of Polynesian culture in the world. The five exhibition halls house over 25 million items which relay the tales of Hawaii and its... more »

Diamond Head Volcano »

Hawaii's most recognisable natural landmark, the wide saucer-like crater of the Diamond Head State Monument was created by a single volcanic eruption around 300,000 years ago that sent ash and fine particles into the air. The distinctive Diamond Head (Le'ahi) volcano is known for its historic hiking trail, stunning views... more »

'Iolani Palace »

The only royal residence in America, this stately Italianate mansion was built in 1882 for King Kalakaua and his sister and successor, Queen Lili'uokalani. While things didn't go too well for the Queen, who was overthrown and then imprisoned in the palace, the meticulously restored 'Iolani Palace is an opulent... more »