Honolulu as transit or stop-over destination
Located on the island of Oahu, Honolulu is both the state capital of Hawaii, and the birthplace and childhood home of U.S. President Barack Obama. Both the city and the island of Oahu are filled with things to see and do, both out in nature, and in and around the flashy shopping and high-rise hotel district of Waikiki.
There’s plenty to fill your day, no matter what your interest. Home to the city’s upscale shopping and dining establishments, Waikiki’s most famous attraction is the beach. One of the world’s most famous beaches, this slice of heaven offers glorious views of Diamond Head and the Honolulu skyline. From boat tours and parasailing to paddle boards, surfing and swimming, a whole day can be spent on this beautiful beach. The high-rise hotels that line the beach are the perfect place to enjoy a meal and a drink.
Oahu is easy to navigate and daily car rentals are an ideal way to make your way around the island. If you’d rather sit back and relax, there are bus tours departing from Waikiki throughout the day. Honolulu and Oahu highlights include Hanauma Bay, Pearl Harbour and the USS Arizona Memorial, Iolani Palace, Diamond Head and Manoa Falls. And for anyone who loves shopping, Honolulu is known for its many outlet malls.