More Asian than American, Honolulu is a delightful blend of ethnicities, a cacophonous mixture of language, custom and cuisine served with generous helpings of Hawaiian hospitality. Among its many museums and cultural offerings, it has the only royal palace in the USA, and has become a foodie heaven of cheap noodle joints and fancy Pacific Rim cuisine. Then, when city life is all too much, you can saunter over to gorgeous Waikiki to lounge on the sand, play in the water and listen to splendid Hawaiian music in the evening.
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Discover Honolulu, Waikiki & Oahu
This full-color guide reveals the island’s beaches, sights and off-the-beaten-track adventures so you can discover the real O‘ahu. Realize your dream vacation with insider insights, honest reviews and simple planning tools.
Circling O‘ahu: a food lover's trip
To plug into Hawaii’s contemporary food scene, there’s no better place to start than on the island of O‘ahu, home to star chefs, bountiful farmers markets, roadside drive-ins and family-run kitchens cooking up multi-ethnic mixed plates. Take a taste bud tour of O‘ahu with this circuit of culinary gems...
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Hawaii for beach haters
What's the first thing you think of when you think of Hawaii? The foaming-white sea lapping at a golden-sand beach surrounded by palm trees swaying in the breeze? Well, sure - Hawaii's one of the world's ultimate beach destinations, an island paradise made for lying out in the sun sipping daiquiris or hitting the waves to sur...
Maui Day Trip: Haleakala, Iao Valley, Old Lahaina from Oahu
Fly from Honolulu to Maui for the day to tour Haleakala crater, the unique Iao Needle, the whaling port of Lahaina and much more! This expertly narrated tour from Oahu to Maui takes you to the summit of spectacular 10,023-foot (3,007-meter) Mt. Haleakala and the Iao Needle located in lush Iao Valley State Park.
Honolulu History and Culture Segway Tour
Experience Honolulu’s rich history and culture on a Segway! Driving your own Segway Personal Transporter, you’ll glide down the streets of downtown Honolulu and stop at Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Aloha Tower, the State Capitol Building and Iolani Palace.
Top 10 places to go in the US in 2011
Here at Lonely Planet, we're passionate about travel. We spend our days thinking about the best places to go, and quite often, wishing we were there. This year, we polled the staff in our US-based office to see what US cities, states or regions were on their list for 2011 and why...