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Honolulu

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"Honolulu: Paradise in Hawaii"

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, major shopping centers, arts and cultures scenes,etc. Major hub for international business and military defence.

Honolulu is the¾state capital¾and the most populous city of the¾United State¾of¾Hawaii. It is the¾county state¾of the¾City and County¾of¾Honolulu¾on the island of¾Oahu. Honolulu is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major portal into the¾US. The city is also a major hub for international business, military defence, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions. Honolulu is the most remote city of its size in the world¾and is both the westernmost and the southernmost major U.S. city. For statistical purposes, the¾U.S. Census Bureau¾recognizes the approximate area commonly referred to as "City of Honolulu" (not to be confused with the "City and County") as a¾census county division¾(CCD). 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. The city has been the capital of the Hawaiian Islands since 1845 and gained historical recognition following the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan near the city on December 7, 1941.

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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.

Exchanging Money in Honolulu

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

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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

Restaurants and 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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How To Reach Honolulu

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

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