Honolulu

82°
80° - January
81° - February
82° - March
83° - April
85° - May
87° - June
88° - July
89° - August
89° - September
87° - October
84° - November
82° - December
Dec avg
$204
Avg Hotel
$499
Est. Airfare

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If you can pull yourself away from lying on the exquisite, tranquil, and glistening beaches of Honolulu, you'll notice everything else that Honolulu has to offer. You'll see the dramatic cliffs and extinct volcanoes. The arts scene and museums. The tiki-lit beaches and near-perfect surfing. The shopping, the rain forests and the "aloha" feeling that you won't want to leave behind when you fly home. Honolulu, glamorized in countless films and photos, is the quintessential relaxation retreat.
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority
Photo Credit: Ko Olina Golf Club
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority-Tor Johnson
Photo Credit: Martin Pearce
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority- Kirk Lee Aeder
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority-Tor Johnson
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority-Tor Johnson
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority-Tor Johnson
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority-Tor Johnson
Photo Credit: Martin Pearce
Photo Credit: Martin Pearce
Photo Credit: Martin Pearce
Photo Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority
  • Villas of Distinction

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    Drive to the North Shore

    09/30/13
    Rather than Honolulu, I would say OAHU. Honolulu is a nice city and Waikiki a must see (loving the waves breaking by the pools), but my favourite in Oahu: North Shore. Drive up north towards Waimea Bay and be ready to "chillax" with the locals and travellers from all over, enjoy the surf, rent a bike, hike to the falls, freedive with sea turtles and enjoy the reef. Nature, laid-back atmosphere and really nice people. Go north.
    Ruth Damaris

    Busy busy busy...

    09/18/13
    Whow, Honolulu... what a name... Ok, the beach is white, the waves are high, you find a lot of young surfers, but... nothing special to see and there is also a huge bunch off people. Go to other more beautiful places on the Big Island than only Waikiki beach!! The volcanic landscape and a lot off other beaches are just amazing, hire a car and go!! There is only one way ;-)
    Annelies

    Honolulu - Beautiful, but Busy!

    09/09/13
    I visited Honolulu in May of 2012. The view along Waikiki beach is stunning and feels almost surreal when looking at skyline containing Diamond Head mountain, as you've likely seen it on a t.v. show or movie. The only drawback of Honolulu, and Waikiki beach in particular is that it is very touristy and almost gives off a Vegas-like vibe (not a bad thing, but I definitely did not expect it!).

    My tips for Honolulu: Try surfing! (but go for a lesson with a professional), paddle boarding is harder than it looks and the boards are super-heavy to carry to the beach, you have to try Spam (especially Spam sushi) at least once and try checking out Sans Souci beach which is a bit less crowded than Waikiki beach.
    Danielle
    my mom sent me there for my graduation from high school and i went many years later when my navy son =was stationed there.
    kim
    Waikiki Beach is stunning. Absolutely stunning. The sand is white, the water is CRYSTAL clear, warm and wonderful. Honolulu has everything....all the big-city amenities you may want from world class golf and shopping to spas and restaurants as well as delightful neighborhood "joints" that you wouldn't find unless a local told you to check it out. The worst thing about Honolulu? Having to board that plane to go back to the mainland!
    Amy
    Me and my husband got married on the beach at an extremely reasonable price. Stunning views. Honolulu can be a bit busy at times, but still beautiful. The hotel we stayed in was right off the beach, had tons of shops, and fireworks nightly. ALL of the hawaiian islands are beautiful and definantly worth visiting!
    Heather

    Go Oahu Card

    One low price gets you into 37 attractions. Memorials, Museums, Hikes, Tours, Bike rentals and more.
    Cost: Adult $59.99/Child $44.99 for 1 day
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    Pearl Harbor

    Battleship memorials and so much more. Plan to spend the day!
    Cost: Varies
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    Hawaii Food Tours

    A food-lover's idea of heaven! MSNBC said it is one of the best food experiences in the world!
    Cost: Hole in the Wall-$99 PP
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    Port of Departure

    Large cruise lines use this as a "Port of Departure" or beginning of itineraries.

    Language

    English

    Currency

    [USD] American Dollars

    Airports

    Honolulu International Airport [HNL]