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Honolulu Tourism

Hawaii's capital, Honolulu, is the most vibrant city of Oahu, with most of the population of the state living here. The city is a hub of historic landmarks, popular shopping centres, arts and cultures scenes. It's also a major hub for international business and military defence. Famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions. Honolulu is the state capital and the most populous city of the United State of Hawaii. 

Honolulu is on the island of Oahu which is the main gateway to Hawaii and also a port to the US. Honolulu means "sheltered harbour" or "calm port." The old name is said to be Kou, a district roughly encompassing the area from Nuuanu Avenue to Alakea Street and from Hotel Street to Queen Street which is the heart of the present downtown district. Honolulu is the most remote city of its size in the world and is both the westernmost and the southernmost major U.S. city.  

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Currency in Honolulu

All major cards are accepted in Honolulu. This city is the most expensive city of Oahu, and thus is suggested to carry as many credit cards as you can. Though there are many ATM machines around the city, the transaction fee is very high for each international transaction. Credit cards are used majorily for even the smallest thing purchased.

Shopping in Honolulu

There are many shopping options you can choose from. Malls, flea markets, locals, art galleries, etc. There are many international branded shops available in the malls and local shops are also available if one wants to shop from local brands. Street markets can be seen on few streets like Ala Moana Center, Royal Hawaiian Center, Don Quijote, Kahala Mall Shopping Center.

Nightlife in Honolulu

The city has many bars and clubs conducting exciting events at night, like, karaoke, DJ nights, private parties, etc. Hard Rock Caf_, Mai Tai Bar, Rum Fire, High & Righ Comedy Night, Snapper's Sports Bar and Grill are the famous nightclubs.

History of Honolulu

Honolulu is the state capital and is the most populous city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The county seat of the City and County of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, is a major hub for international business, military defence, and has hosted a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions. Honolulu means "sheltered harbor" or "calm port". The old name is said to be Kou, a district roughly encompassing the area from Nuuanu Avenue to Alakea Street and from Hotel Street to Queen Street which is the heart of the present downtown district. Untill 2015, Honolulu was ranked high on world livability rankings, and was also ranked as the 2nd safest city in the U.S.

Language of Honolulu

English is the main language of Honolulu. Locals have become multilingual because of the huge number of tourists coming in the city. Though, the language of Hawaii is Hawaiian Pidgin.

Honolulu Customs

When visiting a home, it is considered good manners to bring a small gift for one's host, the shoes should be removed before entering the house. It is considered gracious to take the plate, or make a small plate, even if you don't intend to eat it. It is also considered thoughtful to bring back gifts from a trip for friends and family. It is rude to refer to the locals as "natives" or "Hawaiians". Only ethnically Native Hawaiians should be called "Hawaiians."

Religion of Honolulu

Out of the total population in the city only 39.30% are religious. With the majority of 18.26% people follow Christianity while the rest follow LDS, Baptist, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Lutheran.

Exchanging Money in Honolulu

Currency exchange is available at the airports and at the banks. Good deals are offered at both the places.

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How to Reach Honolulu

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Reaching the city is easy. You can fly in the city or reach through the sea.

How to reach Honolulu by flight

There are two terminals in the city airport, Honolulu International Airport, the Inter-Island and the Main. Inter-Island Terminal is the home base of Hawaiian Airlines which offers frequent local service to the other Hawaiian islands. The Airport Waikiki Express provides shuttle service to hotels in Waikiki every half hour.

How to reach Honolulu by road

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How to reach Honolulu by train

No rail routes

How to reach Honolulu by bus

No buses are available to get in the city

How to reach Honolulu by waterways

The main harbour, Honolulu cruise pier, is located in between the airport and the Waikiki. You may reach the city through waterways easily.

Local transport in Honolulu

The best way to roam in the city of Honolulu is in a car. You may rent a car or hire a taxi as the rental rates are lower. Other options to roam are the public bus or trolley.

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FAQs on Honolulu

What is the local food in Honolulu?

Honolulu has few traditional food such as Poi, Laulau, Kalua Pig. These are the famous traditional and stable food of Hawaii. These dishes are all made up of meat, some raw.
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What are the places near Honolulu?

The top places near to Honolulu are Maui which is 168 km from Honolulu, New york city which is located 7984 km from Honolulu, Las vegas which is located 4439 km from Honolulu, Los angeles which is located 4121 km from Honolulu, San diego which is located 4199 km from Honolulu

What are the top hotels in Honolulu?

There are 1098 in Honolulu which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Honolulu are Waikiki Condo Rental - Hawaiian King, Waikiki Banyan Remodeled Ocean-View Condo 2212, Hawaiian Monarch modern Studio, Ilikai 804 Ocean Condo, Ilikai 1038 Ocean Condo, Ilikai Tower 1144 Yacht Harbor View 2BR. You can see all the hotels in Honolulu here

What is the best way to reach Honolulu?

Reaching the city is easy. You can fly in the city or reach through the sea.
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What is the best time to visit Honolulu?

The best time to travel to Honolulu is from September-November when the temperature is cooler, prices of the hotel rooms are cheaper, airline prices are also low. This time of the year is best for the surfers to surf as the water level is perfect for surfing during this time of the year.
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