Sights & Attractions in Honolulu and Oahu

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Name Category Location
 
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Together with the Arizona Memorial, the...
Military Sites, Memorials / Monuments Pearl Harbor
 
USS Arizona Memorial
Lined up tight in a row of seven battleships off...
Military Sites, Memorials / Monuments Pearl Harbor
 
Ala Moana Beach Park
A protective reef makes Ala Moana essentially a...
Beaches Ala Moana
 
Aloha Tower Marketplace
In two stories of shops and kiosks you can find...
Marinas / Piers, Viewpoints, Stores / Malls Downtown Honolulu
 
Bishop Museum
Founded in 1889 by Charles R. Bishop as a...
Museums / Galleries Kalihi
 
Chinatown Cultural Plaza
This sprawling multistory shopping square...
Squares Chinatown
 
Diamond Head Beach
You have to like a little hiking to like Diamond...
Beaches Diamond Head
 
Diamond Head State Monument and Park
Panoramas from this 760-foot extinct volcanic...
Parks, Geological Sites Diamond Head
 
Duke Kahanamoku Beach
Named for Hawaii's famous Olympic swimming...
Beaches Waikiki
 
Fort DeRussy Beach Park
This is one of the finest beaches on the south...
Beaches Waikiki
 
Foster Botanical Gardens
Some of the trees in this botanical garden, open...
Gardens / Arboretums Chinatown
 
Gray's Beach
A little guesthouse called Gray's-by-the-Sea...
Beaches Waikiki
 
Hawaii Pirate Ship Adventures
The Treasure Seeker, an 83-foot black galleon,...
Tours Waikiki
 
Hawaii State Art Museum
Hawaii was one of the first states in the...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Honolulu
 
Hawaii State Capitol
The capitol's architecture is richly symbolic:...
Government Buildings Downtown Honolulu
 
Hawaii State Library
This beautifully renovated main library was...
Libraries Downtown Honolulu
 
Hawaii Theatre
Opened in 1922, this theater earned rave reviews...
Arts / Performance Venues Chinatown
 
Hawaiian Chinese Multicultural Museum & Archives
Within the Maunakea Marketplace, the small...
Museums / Galleries Chinatown
 
Hawaiian Mission Houses
The determined Hawaii missionaries arrived in...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Honolulu
 
Honolulu Hale
This Mediterranean Renaissance–style building...
Government Buildings Downtown Honolulu
 
Honolulu Museum of Art
Originally built around the collection of a...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Honolulu
 
Honolulu Zoo
There are bigger and better zoos, but this one,...
Zoos / Aquariums Waikiki
 
Iolani Palace
America's only royal residence was built in...
Castles / Palaces Downtown Honolulu
 
Izumo Taisha Shrine
From Chinatown Cultural Plaza, cross a stone...
Religious Sites Chinatown
 
Kahaloa and Ulukou Beaches
The beach widens back out here, creating the "it"...
Beaches Waikiki
 
Kakaako Waterfront Park
Rolling hills carpeted in lush green grass greet...
Parks Kakaako
 
Kamehameha I Statue
Paying tribute to the Big Island chieftain who...
Public Art (Mural / Sculpture / Statue) Downtown Honolulu
 
Kapiolani Bandstand
The Victorian-style Kapiolani Bandstand, which...
Arts / Performance Venues Waikiki
 
Kawaiahao Church
Fancifully called Hawaii's Westminster Abbey,...
Religious Sites Downtown Honolulu
 
Kuan Yin Temple
A couple of blocks mauka (toward the mountains)...
Religious Sites Chinatown
 
Kuhio Beach Park
This beach has experienced a renaissance after a...
Beaches Waikiki
 
Lyon Arboretum
Tucked all the way back in Manoa Valley, this...
Gardens / Arboretums Manoa
 
Maunakea Marketplace
On the corner of Maunakea and Hotel streets is...
Markets / Bazaars Chinatown
 
Moanalua Gardens
This lovely park is a great place to bring a...
Gardens / Arboretums Salt Lake
 
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Nestled in the bowl of Puowaina, or Punchbowl...
Cemeteries Nuuanu
 
Nuuanu Avenue
Here on Chinatown's main mauka-makai drag and on...
Neighborhoods / Streets Chinatown
 
Oahu Market
In this market founded in 1904, you'll find a...
Markets / Bazaars Chinatown
 
Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, reopened after a...
Parks, Memorials / Monuments, Nautical Sites Pearl Harbor
 
Queen Emma Summer Palace
Queen Emma, King Kamehameha IV's wife, used this...
Houses / Mansions Nuuanu
 
Queen's Surf Beach
So named as it was once the site of Queen...
Beaches Waikiki
 
Sans Souci State Recreational Park
Nicknamed Dig-Me Beach because of its outlandish...
Beaches Waikiki
 
Spalding House
In the exclusive Makiki Heights neighborhood,...
Museums / Galleries Makiki Heights
 
Tantalus and Round Top Scenic Drive
A few minutes and a world away from Waikiki and...
Scenic Drives Makiki Heights
 
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park
Launched one year to the day after the Pearl...
Military Sites, Memorials / Monuments Pearl Harbor
 
Waikiki Aquarium
This amazing little attraction harbors more than...
Zoos / Aquariums Waikiki
 
Washington Place
For many years the home of Hawaii's governors,...
Houses / Mansions Downtown Honolulu

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