Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, National Park Service, Pearl Harbor
This famous white floating memorial was built to remember the 1,102 men
who died when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
The tour includes a 20-minute documentary
ALOHA TOWER MARKETPLACE
Moana Blvd., at Piers 8, 9, and 10 808-528-5700
This double-decker mall adjacent to Honolulu Harbor has shops, indoor
and outdoor restaurants, and live entertainment. The observation deck
offers a fabulous view of the harbor.
Bernice St. 808-848-4129
Founded in 1889, the museum began with royal possessions, but it is now
world-famous for its displays of the best of Polynesia. There is also a
planetarium in the museum.
between Smith and River Sts.
This historic neighborhood has everything from art galleries to Chinese
and Thai restaurants. An open-air market completes the scene, making
this one of the best Chinatowns in the country.
Kalanianaole Hwy. 808-396-4229
This overlook is one of the most beautiful spots in Hawaii, and the view
covers the whole bay. Visitors can even see the reefs through the clear
waters, as well as crowds of snorkelers.
HAWAII IMAX THEATER
Seaside Ave 808-923-4629
With a screen five stories high and 70 feet wide, this theater presents
incredible movie experiences. All-digital stereo sound enhances the
experience even more. Kids will love the family-friendly films.
HAWAII MARITIME CENTER
Ala Moana Blvd. 808-536-6373
The main exhibits of this center focus on Hawaii's whaling days, the
history of Honolulu Harbor, the Clipper seaplane, and surfing and
wind-surfing in Hawaii. A century-old ship serves as part of the working
museum, as does a reproduction of the ancient Hawaiian ships.
HAWAII'S PLANTATION VILLAGE
Waipahu St., Waipahu 808-677-0110
This plantation is full of authentic furnishings from Hawaii's
plantation period. Asian art and architecture are the stars of the show,
along with many interesting antiques and relics.
Kapahulu Ave. 808-971-7171
Noted for its incredible beauty, this zoo offers more than just a look
at animals. During the summer months, the zoo produces free programs of
singing, dancing and island entertainment.
Richards Sts. 808-522-0832
Built in 1882, "America's only royal residence" has been beautifully
restored. Guided tours reveal everything from throne rooms to meeting
KODAK HULA SHOW
Monsarrat Ave. 808-627-3379
This free one-hour presentation is one of the most popular attractions
in Hawaii. Dancing, music and all sorts of traditional entertainment
create a wonderful show.
Mahiole St. 808-833-1944
This lovely park is the site of a major hula festival during the summer.
It is also a great place to visit for hiking, walking and enjoying the
beauty of Hawaii.
POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
Kamehameha Hwy., Laie 808-293-3333
Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, the Marquesas, New Zealand and Tonga are
all represented in this wonderful center. Shows, demonstrations, IMAX
films, shopping and handicrafts complete the experience. This is a great
place for families to go, especially for the two-hour nightly show.
A two-mile hike leads visitors to an 80-foot-high waterfall, which is
one of Hawaii's greatest natural landmarks. Visitors can swim beneath
the falls in a clear pool.
SEA LIFE PARK
Kalanianaole Hwy., Waimanalo 808-259-7933
This marine park has everything from dolphins to whales to penguins. A
300,000-gallon Hawaiian reef tank is one of the highlights, as is The
Pacific Whaling Museum. The location itself is breathtaking.
U.S. ARMY MUSEUM
DeRussy, Bldg. 32, Kalia Rd. 808-438-2821
This museum at Ft. DeRussy includes a great collection of war materials,
with a big focus on World War II. The exhibits also include Hawaiian
WAHIAWA BOTANICAL GARDENS
California Ave., Wahiawa 808-621-7321
More than 27 acres of unique plants and flowers fill this lovely garden.
The garden is incredibly peaceful and many of its plants are stunning.
DOLE PINEAPPLE PAVILION
Kamehameha Hwy. 808-621-8408
This center is dedicated to the pineapple, and it is a wonderful stop on
a tour of the island. Exhibits, an enormous plantation gift shop, a
restaurant and a tram tour of a field complete the pavilion.
Kalakaua Ave. 808-923-9741
More than 300 different types of Pacific and Hawaiian marine life are on
display here, including a giant clam. Many exhibits and movies
complement the interesting creatures.
Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa 808-638-8511
This 1,800-acre attraction features a look at early Hawaiian life in the
midst of an impressive garden that has more than 2,500 species of
plants. Visitors can watch amazing cliff dives and participate in less
dangerous Hawaiian games.