Hawaiian big city flair with special charm

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Honolulu is the Hawaiian name for a "protected bay". At the same time, Honolulu is the only major city in Hawaii with a population of around 390,000. The entire southern part of Oahu is part of the metropolitan area of the capital Honolulu, where about 800,000 people have found a home. Honolulu is therefore the hub for the entire Pacific region. Pulsating life on every street corner, hundreds of flights on the international hub of the South Seas as well as many sights attract vacationers to Honolulu.
Honolulu - Surfboards at Waikiki Beach© eddygaleotti / Fotolia

Honolulu - combination of beach vacation and sightseeing
In the big city, pure life rages between Waikiki and Chinatown - if you're interested in art, culture, beach holidays and the Hawaiian way of life, this is the place to be. Most vacationers end up in one of the 200 hotels on Waikiki Beach. The beach is the ideal place to relax after your trip and to spend some relaxing hours under the Hawaiian sun. After a relaxing day at the beach, the many different districts of Honolulu attract visitors, which can be easily reached by bus.

And already an individual exploration tour across a fascinating city of a special kind can begin. Highlights of Honolulu - the vacationer should have seen this! An overview of the capital is best viewed from the Aloha Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the city. The Aloha Tower, which was built in 1926, is one of the city's most important landmarks. The viewing platform, which holidaymakers reach by elevator, offers a great view of the financial district and the port of Honolulu.

The next stop is the former seat of the Hawaiian royal family, the Iolani Palace, the only royal palace that exists on American soil. Today, the palace building houses a museum. The district Chinatown is virtually predestined for strolling. Here Honolulu shows a completely different face. Chinatown, especially the area around Maunakea Street, is a colourful, lively district. Markets, cookshops and lei shops line up next to each other.
Honolulu - Diamond Head© Calin / Fotolia

And around Hotel Street, in the former red-light district by the harbour, the nightlife pulsates in dozens of clubs and bars. If the "thick skull" allows it after such an evening, shopping is usually the first thing to do. Holidaymakers who want to really enjoy themselves while shopping should definitely go to the Ala Moana Center. 300 shops are waiting for the bargain hunter. So Honolulu has something to offer for every holiday taste.

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