Sights & Attractions in Honolulu and Oahu


Things to Do in Honolulu

Sights Overview
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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