Sunset in Honolulu is a fine spectacle you don't want to miss

Honolulu is the capital city of Hawaii, situated on the South Shore of Oahu and is known for its scenic beaches as well a bright and active nightlife. The city has so much to offer to its visitors ranging from natural wonders to some of the liveliest clubs and streets. Due to this, the city receives a huge number of guests each year. 

The scenery has a beautiful mix of natural elements as well as tall standing skyscrapers and buildings. The city has also been an important part in the USA’s history and the Pearl Harbour is located here. Thus tourists have plenty to watch when they visit, and another underrated scenic thing Honolulu has to offer is its beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Here are some of the top spots to witness the sunset in Honolulu and nearby.

The best spots to witness the sunset in Honolulu

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1) Ala Moana Beach Park

This park is a public park that is open to all every day and offers a huge variety of activities, making it a great spot for all travellers, especially families. Aside from the lush greenery and lovely beaches, the park also offers various activities like bike rentals, surfing, tennis, volleyball, paddling, etc. 

After a fun-packed day, you can dip your feet in the water or sit on the sand and watch as the sun dips into the ocean beyond you. The vividly coloured sunset in Honolulu is great for pictures and even just to enjoy watching. Various nighttime activities take place on specific days for the people to enjoy.

Timing: 4 am-10 pm daily
Pricing: Free entry, charges applicable for specific activities and rentals
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2) Koko Crater Trail

An intense hiking trail set on the railroad tracks laid to connect to the World War II bunker at the peak, this place is one of the finest spots to witness the most stunning sunset in Honolulu. You have to climb over 1000 stairs that were originally railroad tracks to reach the top, and though this might seem very challenging, the view you would witness is worth it.

Make sure to eat a filling breakfast and stretch, and do not attempt it if you are not athletic as it can be tough for some people. But you can visit the top and sit or explore and watch the city as well as the ocean beneath in beautiful colours while the sun sets beyond.

Timing: 6:30 am-11 pm daily
Pricing: Free entry

 

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3) China Walls

Located in the Hawaii Kai region in Honolulu, the China Walls area is a rather recently formed area, as compared to other parts of Oahu, that is, which is picturesque and has a unique structure and landscape.

You can sit on the rocky beds and enjoy the scenery and if you are an experienced surfer you can try out that as well. The region is, however, mildly dangerous so activities like surfing should not be attempted by beginners here. Of course, if you stick around till the evening, you get to see a beautiful sunset in Honolulu and capture it in a photograph as well.

Timing: Open for the public 24/7
Pricing: Free entry
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4) Waikiki Beach

Situated in the neighbourhood of Waikiki, this beach is one of the most popular beaches in the city. The name means ‘spouting waters’ in Hawaiian and it is home to one of the busiest and liveliest streets, shops, hotels, etc.

Surfing is one of the most common activity enjoyed here as the waters are rather calm and it is the perfect spot to hang out. In the evening, you can relax on the sand or take a dip while you watch the sunset. Then you can explore the neighbourhood for an active nightlife and adventure.

Timing: Open for the public 24/7
Pricing: Free entry
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5) Pu’u Ualaka’a State Park

Situated near Downtown Honolulu, this state park has a thick forest cover and greenery and a trail suitable for people of all ages. Children and old aged people also love the trail as it is not too elevated or challenging and is rather short.

The beautiful greenery is a wonder in itself but you can make your way to the top, you can see a beautiful view of the entire city beneath. You can watch the city in orange-pink shades as the sun goes down and just enjoy the wonders of nature in the park.

Timing: 7 am-6:45 pm daily
Pricing: Free entry
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6) Magic Island

A man-made peninsula, the Magic Island features a beach, lush greenery, etc. and was carved out of coral. Initially constructed to build a resort, it was then changed to a public park. 

Though the beach is slightly rougher than the Ala Moana Beach, it is still a great spot for picnics, strolls as the grassy area is fit for that use with tree cover as well. The swimming area is lesser here but there are also no harsh waves since a rocky barrier protects the area from them. You can enjoy a beautiful sunset lounging in the picnic spots, on the beach or in the water and witness a beautiful sunset in Honolulu.

Timing: Open for the public 24/7
Pricing: Free entry
Did we miss to mention any of the amazing spots to enjoy the sunset in Honolulu? Tell us in the comments.

This post was published by Mukta Manshi

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