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Sightseeing in Honolulu - what to see. Complete travel guide

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean are located the internationally famous Hawaii Islands. Their total square estimates approximately 17 thousand of sq. km and Hawaii consist of 12 small and 8 big islands. The biggest of them is the archipelago Hawaii Island that is 60 kilometers wide in diameter. The perimeter of the island is the home of the highest mountains of the Pacific – Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. The island has an advantageous geographic location with mild climate that is very good for preserving and developing numerous sorts of rare plants. Among them are endemic plants that are found nowhere else in the world!
Honolulu is home to hundreds of attractive restaurants, bars and cafes that will be surely appreciated by fans of gastronomic tourism. Roy's Waikiki Beach is a cozy restaurant located right … Open
You simply cannot find a better place for rest from persistent urban stress and pale working days! The Hawaii Island is considered one of the most exotic parts of the world where you can see the plantations of orchids, giant tropical ferns and lianas, splendor and endless whiteness of sand beaches and, of course, boundless power of ocean. When we hear the word “Hawaii” many immediately imagine beautiful girls with flower necklaces that greet newcomers with coconut drinks. The Hawaiians pay much attention to body care and carefully keep the receipts of beauty created centuries ago. The main ingredient of local balms and masks is coffee. Its freshly ground beans perfectly replace cleansing scrubs. After this procedure are traditionally used the petals of exotic flowers. Comparing to other popular resorts, there are many SPA centers on the Hawaii Islands. If you visit one, don’t forget to make nut massage that is very widespread here. The whole place is soaked in the atmosphere of relaxation, healthcare, calmness and joy.
The name of Honolulu city means “the protected haven”. The city is located on the Oahu Island of the Hawaiian Archipelago. This is the capital of Hawaii State. According to the ratings this is the tenth largest city of the US and the only city of Hawaii Islands that looks like other US cities with its multiple shops, cities, restaurants, and China town. All airplanes from the mainland arrive to Honolulu. The main sight of Honolulu is the famous Waikiki Beach. Honolulu looks like a small rectangle that is limited by a long beach on south, Kapiolani Park on east and the blue ribbon of Ala Wai Canal on north. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Without a doubt, the coast of Waikiki Beach is the most favorite rest destination among travellers. The beach covers not only the territory of the city, but also its suburban areas. The … Open
Waikiki Beach is widely known because of its mild climate and good weather almost 365 days a year. The temperature here doesn’t fall below 18C and doesn’t rise above 28C. Approximately 90% of all hotels in the Hawaii Islands are located nearby this beach. At nighttime the center of Honolulu shines with numerous lights. This time belongs to restaurants and clubs; the city returns to life and its embankment attracts many people. Here you can also see youth entertaining on Harley Davidson bikes rented nearby.
Just like in any other capital, the center of Honolulu is the region around the residence of Hawaiian kings. The name of the palace is taken from eastern literature and is called “the palace of sky bird” or Iolani. This is also the only royal palace remained on the territory of the US. Polynesian Cultural Center is one more sight of the city. After attending this place you will feel like you have visited different parts of Polynesia – Samoa, Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands, New Zealand and Tonga Kingdom.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Honolulu and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Honolulu
♥   Shopping area ' Ala Moana' Honolulu, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Kalakaua Avenue' Honolulu, 4.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Honolulu
♥   City Park 'Friendship Garden' , 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Blow - Hole' , 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Recreation Area 'Oahe West Shore' , 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Historical Park 'Kalaupapa' , 93.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Honolulu and around
♥   Art museum 'Honolulu Museum of Art' Honolulu, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Honolulu from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Oahu Beaches

From the series “Dangerous and treacherous beaches that can be lethal”
Many consider Pipeline Beach to be the most dangerous beach in the world. The wave height can reach 4 meters on this coastal stretch. If one falls from this height on the sharp reefs, one will get at best breakages and tears. Among the other dangerous beaches of Oahus you must mention Sunset Beach, which you should not visit during the period from September to April. At this time, the wave height can form 5 meters. Those who prefer quiet beaching and swimming are most likely to visit the beach in summer. Strangely enough, Oahu is the site of both the most beautiful and the most environmentally friendly and dangerous beaches on earth. … Read further

Koko

From the series “Majestic and spectacular craters and crater lakes”
Tourists visiting Koko Crater can take a break from the hustle and bustle. In addition to the excellent botanical garden, there are the horse stands in the crater. Within reach of the crater, there are several popular tourist properties, including the popular sand beach, popular with surfing fans. … Read further
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All about Honolulu, USA - sightseeings, attractions, touristic spots, architecture, history, culture and cuisine. Prepare your trip together with OrangeSmile.com - find out the 'must see' things in Honolulu, which places to visit, which excursions to take, where the breathtaking views are waiting for you. Planning your trip with this travel guide will help your to get the most out of Honolulu in few days.
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