Nearly all of the millions of people who holiday in Hawaii each
year come to Honolulu. Home to the state's largest airport and its
largest port, Honolulu is the transport hub of Hawaii. Far from the
quiet and isolated resorts that many associate with the islands,
Honolulu is a bustling city of nearly a million people.
Honolulu is Hawaii in microcosm. Visitors can spend their
morning paddling a kayak or taking a surf lesson, shop 'til they
drop in the boutiques of the Ala Moana Center, and attend a luau or
take in a show at the Polynesian Cultural Center in the evening.
The city itself has many attractions, and visitors will enjoy
visiting the Waikiki Aquarium and Honolulu Zoo (both in Kapiolani
Park), peering into Diamond Head Crater, and of having fun on one
of the many stunning beaches in Waikiki.
Honolulu is home to many excellent restaurants, a lively
nightlife, and enough souvenir shops to satisfy the most avid
bargain-hunter. The hustle and bustle of the city may not be
everyone's idea of a romantic holiday in Hawaii, but a few days in
Honolulu is an absolute must on any island getaway.