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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Aloha chic: finding the perfect Hawaiian shirt
There’s a clichéd vision of the aloha shirt. It’s loud. It says tacky tourist on tropical holiday. It’s worn with ill-fitting shorts and white socks and sneakers. It’s a statement of anti-style and casual disarray. The noble aloha shirt deserves more than to be dismissed as a piece of trivial tackiness.
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Hawaii for first-timers: how to choose an island
Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island hopping? Wherever you travel around the Hawaiian Islands, fantastical beaches, friendly faces and ono grinds (good eats) are practically guaranteed, but every island has a unique flavor.
USS Missouri, Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl Day Tour
Skip all the lines as you take a memorable Pearl Harbor tour with USS Missouri tickets and Arizona Memorial admission. This day tour takes you on a sobering journey through US history to the site of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the US Navy.
Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor, Honolulu and Punchbowl from Maui
Journey to Pearl Harbor and take a step back in time to an era of conflict and courage on this unforgettable Maui to Oahu day trip. Great for passengers of all ages, you'll visit the Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri, take a scenic tour of downtown Honolulu, and relive the moment in history that propelled America into World War II.
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 surf .