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1. USS Arizona Memorial

USS Arizona Memorial
4.5 /5

11 km
from city center
1 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

The USS Arizona Memorial, located at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona (BB-39) during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and commemorates the events of that day.

2. Diamond Head State Monument

Diamond Head State Monument
4.3 /5

7 km
from city center
2 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Diamond Head is part of the system of cones, vents, and their associated eruption flows that are collectively known to geologists as theÊHonolulu Volcanic Series, eruptions from theÊKo_olau VolcanoÊthat took place long after the volcano formed and had gone dormant.

3. Scuba and Snorkeling

Scuba and Snorkeling
4.2 /5

5 km
from city center
3 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Hawaii offers great deals and options for youngsters for adventure activities, one of which is scuba and snorkeling.

4. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
3.8 /5

18 km
from city center
4 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Hanauma Bay Nature Perserve is a marine embayment formed within a tuff ring and located along the southeast coast of the Island of O_ahu in the Hawaii Kai neighborhood of East Honolulu, in the Hawaiian Islands.

5. Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach
3.8 /5

5 km
from city center
5 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Waikiki is a beachfront neighborhood of Honolulu, on the south shore of the island of Oahu, in Hawaii, United States. Waikiki's most famous for Waikiki Beach, but it is just one of five beaches in the district, the other four being Kuhio Beach, Gray's Beach, Fort DeRussy Beach and Kahanamoku Beach.

6. Honolulu Zoo

Honolulu Zoo

6 km
from city center
6 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Honolulu Zoo, a prime tourist attraction is a 42-acre landscape; situated in the heart of Waikiki, providing habitat to various mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. The zoo happens to be the only one in the entire United States to be established as a sovereign monarch's wish. With more than 900 species of wildlife and an exotic variety of plants, the zoo is a magnificent place to visit along with your family or friends. You can see the endangered species such as the Sumatran tiger, Komodo dragon, the black rhino as you wander in the zoo. There are animals and birds like tortoises, Asian elephants, chimpanzees, hippos, monkeys, Manchurian crane, Palm Cockatoo seen in the zoo. The zoo also has some native and non-native plants such as hibiscus, Hala, noni-plants, etc. You can also indulge in the daily activities and exhibitions offered by the zoo.

7. Twilight Tours

Twilight Tours

7 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

The Honolulu Zoo isn't just limited to day activities. You can take advantage of the night activities like twilight tours, movie nights, zoo camping, etc. Imagine spending an entire night amidst the gifts of nature. Quite thrilling! The educators will accompany you on tour; to help you understand the biology of animals at the zoo. The Twilight tour happens every Friday and Sunday. The zoo camping is also an adventurous experience. You'll be sleeping beneath the sky full of stars and surrounded by a variety of wildlife. The camping includes informative sessions that will help you learn valuable things.

8. Sea Life Park

Sea Life Park

20 km
from city center
8 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Sea Life Park is located on Oahu's beautiful shore, huddled below the grand Koʻolau Mountain Range. The Park is home to a variety of marine mammals and wildlife animals. With a panoramic seascape featuring the Pacific Ocean, you will witness the beauty of Hawaii. You'll see Green Sea Turtles, seabirds, sharks, penguins, sea lions, dolphins and whales, and many other aquatic species. The exhibits allow you to indulge in thrilling experiences such as swimming and playing with dolphins and Hawaiian rays. The zoo also organizes several camps and learning programs to focus on the conservation of all these species.

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9. Lawrence Lovestock

Lawrence Lovestock

9 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Animals never fail to make you feel happy. And Lawrence Lovestock is distributing happiness to everyone. Petting farm, the 10-acre land at the bottom of the Kalahu Mountains, is owned and handled by the local families. It is home to rescued animals. Animals rescued from slaughter or the ones that are re-homed are taken care of by these families. You'll meet cute bunnies, lambs, pups, parrots, chickens, and other lovely animals. You can feed, play or watch them having fun and have your fun.

10. Moku o Loe (Coconut Island)

Moku o Loe (Coconut Island)

4,576 km
from city center
10 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Coconut Island or Gilligan's Island, officially Moku o Loe is a 28-acre island in Honolulu county with rich tropical beauty. However, it is usually closed to the visitors as the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) operates it for marine research. HIBM organizes occasional outreach programs for the visitors. You can experience one of the best snorkeling and kayaking adventures at Moku o Loe. You can also spot the reef corals, tropical fishes, and Green sea turtles(honu) as you snorkel in the stunning blue waters.

11. Poka Ailana (Ford Island)

Poka Ailana (Ford Island)

12 km
from city center
11 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Poka Ailana or Ford Island is a 441-acre island located in the heart of Pearl Harbor. It was formerly known as Moku'ume'ume, meaning 'the Island of Games.' Ancient Hawaiians used the place for mate swapping, but this game practice was brought to an end by the Western Christian missionaries. In the following years, the island took various names and changes. In the mid-1800s, it was named 'Ford Island' in honor of a prominent Hawaii physician, Dr. Seth Porter Ford. US Navy acquired the island for a base station in 1936, but due to modernization in the naval aircraft post the war, the Air station wasn't necessary. Ford Island plays a significant role in the Pearl Harbor attack. The island today is home to numerous military residents and a National Historic Landmark.

12. Mōkōlea Rock

Mōkōlea Rock

20 km
from city center
12 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Based on the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, Mokolea Rock is a small islet in Kailua Bay. It is also a state bird sanctuary providing nesting to various native and migrating birds. The island isn't accessible without state permission. The locals commonly call it 'Birdshit Island' due to excessive bird droppings. Shorebirds like brown and black noddies and petrels are present in large numbers on the island. It is a barren island with no vegetation and no inhabitation. It isn't a safe island to land due to heavy currents from Kailua Beach.

13. Mānana Island (Rabbit Island)

Mānana Island (Rabbit Island)

13 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Manana Island, also named Rabbit island, is located ten miles off the Maine shoreline. It is referred to as Rabbit Island mainly for its rabbit's head-like structure and because Jonh Adams Cummins introduced rabbits in the Waimānalo farm. However, the massive destruction they caused to the ecosystem resulted in their eradication. The series of Honolulu volcanic eruptions resulted in the creation of Manana. The island is a state-protected seabird sanctuary, and entry without state permission is prohibited. It provides habitat to sooty terns, wedge-tailed shearwaters, Red-tailed tropicbirds, Hawaiian Monk Seals, etc. Although authorization is necessary, Manana Island is one of the most exotic destinations.

14. Moku Manu (Bird Island)

Moku Manu (Bird Island)

461 km
from city center
14 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Moku Manu is also referred to as Bird Island because of its dense and most diverse seabird colonies. This islet is located off the Oahu coast and is a formation of debris slung from the Kailua Volcano. Similar to Manana, Moku Manu is also a state-protected seabird sanctuary. The island isn't a recommended location to land because of its unsafe beach and weather conditions. Its isolation makes it an excellent environment for nesting and rich marine life. Shorebirds like noddies, petrels, boobies, and several other migrating species are a part of the island's ecosystem.

15. Mokoli'i (Chinaman's Hat)

Mokoli'i (Chinaman's Hat)

15 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Mokoli'i is a small basalt islet and lies one-third mile off of Kualoa Point. This islet got separated from the Oahu's basaltic ridge due to marine erosion. It is also referred to as Chinaman's Hat because of its similarity with the Asian conical hat. The land was home to many tropical species; however, the invasive non-native species affected the wildlife and plants. The island was a private property until 1970. The island today is owned by Honolulu city and is accessible to visitors. You can experience the thrill of kayaking, canoeing, or surfing here.

16. Mokuauia (Goat Island)

Mokuauia (Goat Island)

40 km
from city center
16 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Mokuauia, also referred to as Goat island, lies on the northeast coast of Oahu. Unlike its name Goat Island, there aren't any goats on the island. The island consists of dunes in Laie Bay and serves as a state-protected seabird sanctuary. It also functions as a breeding center for wedge-tailed shearwaters. The three beaches surrounding the island are open for visitors. You can enjoy swimming or kayaking in the mesmerizing waters while witnessing scenic views of the surrounding nature.

17. Na Mokulua (The Mokes)

Na Mokulua (The Mokes)

17 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

The Mokes, as the locals refer to it, is a phenomenal destination to visit. It is a mile and a half away from the Kailua Beach Park off the Oahu's shore. Na Mokulua, meaning, The Twin Islands are a pair of small islets - Moku Nui and Moku Iki. Moku Nui is accessible to the visitors in the daytime, while Moku Iki is off-limits. The Mokes is home to several species of seabirds, including wedge-tailed shearwaters and red-footed bobbies. Kayaking to the Moku Nui's shore is a surreal experience, and you may spot Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (honu) and Monk Seal as you paddle through the calm and turquoise waters.

18. Popoia Island (Flat Island)

Popoia Island (Flat Island)

18 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Popoia Island, or Flat Island as referred to, functioned as a fishing center in ancient times. But now, this iconic island located about a quarter-mile off the Kailua coast is a state bird sanctuary and breeding grounds for wedge-tailed shearwaters. The island is breezy and beautiful. As the interior of the island is a designated seabird sanctuary, it is not open for visitors. However, you can indulge in the calm experience of kayaking or snorkeling or swimming, or merely taking a walk on the outskirts of this little paradise.

20. Kailua Beach

Kailua Beach

4,581 km
from city center
20 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Located at a distance of 12.6 miles from the city of Honolulu, the Kailua Beach looks like a painting with turquoise blue, crystal clear water with a long stretch of soft white sand. Thousands of people come to the Kailua Beach every year which has increased its popularity. You can visit the beach with your loved ones and enjoy the beautiful sunset over the Mokulua Islands in the evening when the water reflects the hues of the setting sun. For all the sports enthusiasts, there are several options like kayaking, paddleboarding, etc. You can go for biking or hiking, explore the local dining and breweries at the beach. If you are willing to do something different, the Kailua Beach also provides you with an opportunity to serve the environment by cleaning the beach. Try out the various activities that the place has to offer.

21. Magic Island

Magic Island

3 km
from city center
21 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Located at a distance of 2.9 miles from the city of Honolulu, Magic Island is a man-made peninsula that is located close to Ala Moana Beach Park and Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. There is a park at Magic Island where you can enjoy a picnic, Frisbee, and several other activities with your friends and family. There are festivals and drama performances that are also celebrated at the park. Enjoying the dusk at the Magic Island is a once in a lifetime opportunity where you can feel the peace after spending an eventful day at the beach with different water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, etc. Experience the magic that the setting sun creates on the peninsula and how the untouched beauty of the crystal clear water will make it a beautiful time for you at the Magic Island.

22. Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach

19 km
from city center
22 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Sandy Beach, which is located at a distance of 14.2 miles from Honolulu, is one of the most popular places to spend the weekend with the locals. There are food trucks at the parking lots where you can get different variety of dishes. The beach attracts not only sightseers, but also campers, fishers, and swimmers. It is also popular among teenagers who are interested in bodysurfing and bodyboarding because of the opportunities that shore break and consistent barrels provide. If you are trying to spend some time in a calm and peaceful environment then Sandy beach is the perfect option for you as it is an isolated stretch of sandy beach where you can pamper yourself at the local eateries surrounded by greenery.

23. Waialae Beach

Waialae Beach

9 km
from city center
23 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Separated by a distance of 7.4 miles from the city of Honolulu, the Waialae Beach is a favourite of a number of people in Honolulu. If you are planning to spend a day filled with activities, you can definitely include this beach in your bucket list, swimming, sunning, picnics, snorkeling, walking, even running, and the list goes on. Enjoy a beautiful day with your loved ones at the Waialae Beach away from the hustle and bustle of the city amidst a lot of greenery and forget all the stress from the professional life. Do not forget to take your camera as the nightfall is breathtaking, which you can enjoy while taking a walk along the sandy beach. Give yourself a treat this weekend by spending some time in a calm and relaxing place.

24. Kahanamoku Beach

Kahanamoku Beach

3 km
from city center
24 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

If you are in Honolulu and want to spend a day at one of the nearest beaches, you should definitely include Kahanamoku Beach in your list which is located at a distance of 3.2 miles from the city. The beach is named after Duke Paoa Kahanamoku who is popular as a surfer, for canoeing, and also as an Olympic swimmer. The long stretch also has a man-made 5-acre Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon which can definitely be explored by the visitors. When you are planning to go to the beach take some good books, good music, some lip-smacking food or just nibbles, maybe a bicycle or probably just take a walk along the beach and dive into your ocean of thoughts. Spend some quality time irrespective of whether you are on a date or on a trip with your friends or family.

25. Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay

18 km
from city center
25 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

This marine embayment formed within a tuff ring is located at a distance of 12.5 miles from the city of Honolulu. So if you are looking for a day with the marine life and exploring the bay, you can definitely plan a day at the Hanauma Bay. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the entire island and is not only a Natural Reserve but also a Marine Life Conservation District which protects more than 400 species of fish. If you are at Hanauma Bay do not forget to go for the 4 and a half hour long snorkeling tours which are $25 per person which includes transportation, guided tour to the Bay, masks, fins, snorkels, and proper guides. It will definitely be worth the money!

26. Ko Olina

Ko Olina

28 km
from city center
26 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Located at a distance of 25.2 miles from the city of Honolulu. Experience the tranquillity of the beach at the time of the sunrise and the sunset which are considered to be the most beautiful time to explore the place. Snorkeling, sailing, fishing, and scuba diving are some of the activities that can be enjoyed at the beach. Ko Olina has a man-made lagoon and Ko Olina Marina. The lagoon is one of four in the 640 acres Ko Olina Resort. If you are looking for a quiet place where you can spend some time alone with your own thoughts away from the crowd after a long week, this is the place you should definitely add to your list. There is also a grassy lawn through which you can take a walk and spend hours admiring the beauty of the place.

27. Sans Souci Beach

Sans Souci Beach

6 km
from city center
27 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

If you are in Honolulu and want to spend some time at a beach near the city, then you can definitely think of Sans Souci Beach, also known as Kaimana Beach, which is located at a distance of 5.3 miles. Spend an eventful day at the beach where you can engage in activities like swimming, fishing, snorkeling, surfing, and kayaking. Enjoy the blend of the natural beauty of the greenery and the rich culture that can be experienced at the beach. It is also considered to be one of the best family beaches by the locals so if you are planning to take a trip with your family to a beach, then Sans Souci Beach is one that should come to your mind first. Whether you are going to relax or engage in activities, you will find something for yourself at the beach.

28. Diamond Head Beach Park

Diamond Head Beach Park

8 km
from city center
28 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Located at a distance of 16.9 miles from the city of Honolulu, the Diamond Head Beach Park is far from the crowd of the city but not very far in terms of transportation. Even if you are planning a one day trip to a beach from the city, you can easily reach this beach and enjoy the timeless beauty of the beach park. Whether you are planning to visit on the weekends with your friends or with your family, you can engage in several activities like surfing, snorkeling, excursion as well as swimming, though due to the coral reefs swimming is not a preferred activity. Do not forget to take your cameras, as this is an absolute Instagram-worthy place, and also some snaps for your memory.

29. Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Beach Park

2 km
from city center
29 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Located at a distance of 1.7 miles so in less than 5 minutes you will reach Ala Moana Beach Park from the city of Honolulu. It is one of the most visited places and therefore it is better if you do not expect to get a calm and quiet environment at the beach. You can involve in activities like picnic, barbeque or just go for a run or a stroll at the park. It is advisable to go to the east side of the beach, as there are no reefs or rocks. There are lifeguards at the beach however you should be cautious if you are a novice swimmer.

30. Makalei Beach

Makalei Beach

7 km
from city center
30 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Located at a distance of 5.2 miles from the city of Honolulu, Makalei Beach is often overlooked as it is situated between two very popular beaches, namely Diamond Head Beach and Waikiki Beach and thus you should definitely visit if you are willing to spend some time at a quiet place and want to relax. The long stretch of white sandy beach with crystal clear water surrounded by greenery is what will fascinate you and keep you attracted to the beach. Come out from your busy life for once and enjoy a beautiful day in the lap of Mother Nature. Gift yourself a few hours of relaxation after a busy weekend.

31. Pu’uloa Beach

Pu’uloa Beach

14 km
from city center
31 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Pu’uloa Beach is located at a distance of 22.2 miles from the city of Honolulu. Involve yourself in activities like fishing, swimming, or play different games at the beach with your friends and family. Plan a sudden trip to this beach and see how the mesmerizing beach takes you by surprise. Take a stroll along the white-sand or go for a run, enjoy the fascinating nightfall, or the experience the magnificent sunrise, the sands will not disappoint you. Engage in activities that will give you happiness and will help you make memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.

32. Kahuku Golf Course

Kahuku Golf Course

32 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Located at a distance of 35.5 miles from the city of Honolulu, it is one of the most popular golf courses near Honolulu. This golf course opened in 1937 is 2699 yards and is a 9-hole course. There are soft drinks and snacks vending machines but however, it is advisable to bring your own lunch or meal as there are no restaurants in the clubhouse. Carts are available for $4, people are allowed to walk inside the course and enjoy the lush greenery and the huge, beautiful lawns. Irrespective of whether you are an amateur or an experienced golfer, the course will treat you right. The Honolulu government mentions absolutely correctly on their website about this golf course, “Definitely a leisurely day of golf!”

33. Olomana Golf Club

Olomana Golf Club

33 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Olomana Golf Course built in 1968 by Mark Miller and Bob E. Baldock is a 6306 yards long golf course that has 18 holes. Located at a distance of 12.9 miles from Honolulu, this golf course has a driving range, chipping area, golf school academy, and putting green. They also rent carts and clubs. If you are expecting some extra facilities from them, they will not disappoint you as they have facilities like clubhouses, banquets, bars, and restaurants. There is a dress code that needs to be followed for being able to enter the course, that is collared shirts. They have two different nines which are equally challenging and thus are perfect for all the competitive golfers out there. Here you will not only get to having an amazing experience while playing but you will also be able to get a view of Ko’olau Mountain Range.

34. Hawaii Kai Golf Course

Hawaii Kai Golf Course

34 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Are you missing golf while in Honolulu? Or do you have some extra time in your hand and want to try your hand at golf? In either case, you can visit Hawaii Kai Golf Course, located at a distance of 15.5 miles from the city of Honolulu. Built by William F. Bell in 1973, there are different courses that you can opt for at the golf course like the Champions Course and the Executive Course. Want to golf with a view? Well, you have found the perfect one for you like this course will give you not just a sneak peek but a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, Maui and Molokai. Satisfy some of your golfing urges at the mesmerizing Hawaii Kai Golf Course, one of the most popular golf courses in Honolulu.

35. West Loch Golf Course

West Loch Golf Course

35 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Located at a distance of 17.4 miles from the city of Honolulu, West Loch Golf Course is a place that can be visited by people willing to spend a day playing golf. Designed by Robin Nelson/Rodney Wright in 1990, the course is 6335 yards long and is currently managed by Garrick K. Iwamuro as the Golf Sys Administrator. The 18 hole golf course in Ewa Beach has two different kinds of tees for different skill levels which are equally challenging and can definitely bring out the inner competitor in you. There is a driving range, you can also hire electric-carts as well as clubs. Head to the bar and restaurant for some lip-smacking food after your game. Metal spikes are not allowed at the course, however walking around is allowed, so if you are not willing to play, you can enjoy a walk and catch a sight of the beautiful course filled with grass.

36. Pali Municipal Golf Course

Pali Municipal Golf Course

36 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Located at a distance of 9.4 miles, it will take you less than 30 minutes to reach Pali Municipal Golf Course if you are in the city of Honolulu. This 18 hole course is 6524 yards long and was designed by Willard G. Wilkinson, ASGCA in the year 1953. Today the course is managed by Sean Demello as the Head Superintendent/ General Manager. Visitors get facilities like a practice area, driving range, and putting greens. If you are looking for some good food along with some amazing experience of golf, definitely head to the restaurant, snack bar, or the beverage cart that can be found inside the course. There are also other amenities like clubhouse and pro-shop. You can also hire trolleys and electric carts if needed. Spend a day exploring the basics of golf and devote a day to learning a game that is all about sophistication and class.

37. Ko Olina Golf Club

Ko Olina Golf Club

37 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Want to experience golf at a privately owned property with all the advantages and luxury? Ko Olina Golf Club is the perfect place if you are planning for a luxurious day. Located at a distance of 24.4 miles from the city of Honolulu, it ensures the best experience in golf to its visitors. If you are an amateur you definitely do not have to worry as they have a golf academy that provides beginner golf classes, private lessons, on-course playing lessons, daily golf clinics, and junior programs. Experience a world of cuisine at Roy’s inside the club. They provide with amenities like a free shuttle, group tournament play, caddies, and forecaddies, men’s and ladies’ locker room, golf shop, clubhouse, driving range, putting greens, etc. Enjoy a luxurious golf day!

38. Ala Wai Golf Course

Ala Wai Golf Course

38 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Ala Wai Golf Course was built by Donald MacKay in the year 1931 and is 5861 yards in length. This 18 hole golf course is located at a distance of 5.4 miles from the city of Honolulu which will take you around 15 minutes. Therefore if you are in the city and looking for an eventful day, then the best option you will have is to visit Ala Wai Golf Course irrespective of whether you are an experienced player or just trying the sport out for the first time. You can rent carts for $26, pull carts as well as clubs. Avail amenities like driving range, putting greens, teaching pro, etc. If you just want to take a stroll around the breath-taking course, you can also do that. Enjoy some delicious food at the restaurant and bar counter that is there inside the golf course. Spend a day in the lap of nature with mesmerizing views of mountains and seas.

39. Hawaii Prince Golf Club

Hawaii Prince Golf Club

39 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Built by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay in the year 1992, it boasts of picturesque view and sheer beauty. Located at a distance of 20.5 miles from the city of Honolulu, this 7117 yards long course is frequently visited by the golf-lovers. It has thousands of trees and few water bodies and holds the true essence of nature. There are amenities like rental carts, rental clubs, driving range, pitching area, teaching pro, and putting grass. If you are not a golf enthusiast you need not worry as they have an academy, Brain Mogg Golf Academy, that will help you in learning the basics. There are also facilities like clubhouse, conference and banquet facilities, cars and restaurants that you can enjoy.

40. Turtle Bay Palmer Course

Turtle Bay Palmer Course

40 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay in 1992, it provides with two experiences wherein the first nine provides with a Scottish Links style layout and the last nine provides a tropical setting. This 6225 yards long course is located at a distance of 39.3 miles from the city of Honolulu. The golf course provides with amenities like a driving range, teaching pro, chipping area, rental carts, and clubs, etc. If you want to relax for a day, you can also avail the of facilities like a spa, clubhouse and the fitness area. Plan an event at the banquet facilities provided by them with a pleasant and charming view of the greenery. If you an amateur, you can definitely take some training at the Turtle Bay Golf Academy.

41. Fazio Course at the Turtle Bay Resort

Fazio Course at the Turtle Bay Resort

41 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

The Fazio Course is situated at the Turtle Bay Resort and is the original course of the resort, which is at a distance of 39.3 miles from the city of Honolulu. Opened in 1972, it provides with an oceanic view to its visitors. Enjoy the quaint view of the beautiful course covered in the lap of greenery. This course hosted some of the best players like Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead, and Chi Chi Rodriguez in the first Champions Tour Skins Game. If you are willing to stay back, Turtle Bay Resort is there to provide you with comfortable rooms and some mouth-watering dishes.

42. Kapiolani Regional Park

Kapiolani Regional Park

0 km
from city center
42 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Named after Queen Kapiolani, this park in Honolulu offers the most breathtaking view in the capital with a volcano on one side and a beach on the other. Apart from being the perfect place to rejuvenate, the regional Park is popular for sports like volleyball, tennis, football and canoeing. Sandwiched between the Waikiki Shell and the Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Regional Park is the largest and the second oldest park in Hawaii spanning across 300 acres of grassy area. Brimming with enthusiasm, the park is frequented by all age groups who enjoy the surroundings and food from local vendors throughout the day.

43. Diamond Head State Monument

Diamond Head State Monument

0 km
from city center
43 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Diamond Head State Monument oversees a volcano and the mighty ocean of the capital. Formerly a fort, this park in Honolulu is now actually a hike where one has to climb many rocky - pebbly steps. Recommended only for people with good stamina as one has approximately 150 steps to conquer! However, the view from above is a reward big enough to motivate someone to make his way to the top. After de-escalating, do stop at the food truck for fruity thirst quenchers and fancy smoothie bowls made with pineapple. Thank us later for this suggestion!

44. Ala Moana Regional Park

Ala Moana Regional Park

0 km
from city center
44 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

If a quiet and less crowded place calls to you then Ala Moana Regional Park is the number one option. This park in Honolulu is spread across a hundred acres and is lined with a man made beach to enhance its appeal. Perfect for brisk walking and surfing on flat water, Ala Moana is a must visit to feel replenished.

45. Makiki District Park

Makiki District Park

0 km
from city center
45 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Makiki District Park is like your next door neighbourhood park where one can sit to enjoy the scenery and landscaping. Furthermore, this park in Honolulu is a great place for sports as it is equipped with proper playing areas along with an outdoor pool. What else could you ask for?

46. Fort DeRussy Beach Park

Fort DeRussy Beach Park

0 km
from city center
46 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Fort DeRussy Beach Park glorifies and honours the US Army. Neat and clean, this park in Honolulu has calm surroundings with impeccably manicured lawns. Fort DeRussy Beach Park is bustling with people right from the early morning aerobics session to volleyball, swimming and freediving in the evening. The beach park is a hot favourite amongst the retired elderlies who love to come here for a stroll. Youngsters who adore open and fresh spaces coming swarming to the park for picnics with family and friends. Having so much to offer, one must visit this park if visiting the capital.

47. Hawaii State Art Museum

Hawaii State Art Museum

0 km
from city center
47 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Hawaii State Art Museum is a popular museum housed in the Capitol District building of Honolulu and holds the status of Hawaii Capital Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places. With some unique exhibits showcasing contemporary artwork and artifacts, Hawaii State Art Museum allows the visitors to explore various Hawaiian art forms with free admission to the museum. There are three permanent galleries housed in the museum for Hawaiian Art and 132 artistic sculptures created by 105 renowned artists. Sculpture Garden featuring a swimming pool and some bleachers adds to the mesmerizing beauty of the museum and makes it worth visit.

48. Honolulu Museum of Art

Honolulu Museum of Art

1 km
from city center
48 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Founded in 1922, Honolulu Museum of Art is a premier art museum in Honolulu with one of the largest collection of Asian art. Accredited from American Alliance of Museum and with the status of National Historic Site, Honolulu Museum of Art offers a great paintings, contemporary art, textiles and graphics collection, expecially of Japanese, American, African and Italian origin. Apart from some aesthetic paintings and sculpture collection, Honolulu Museum of Art features a Spalding House, Doris Duke Theatre, Art Library and Art School for a go to tour by visitors. Bronze Akota, Bronze Ganesha, Chinese Tomb Sculpture of Farmer, Dog, Star God of Longevity, Amida, hevajra statue etc. are some prime sculptures of the museum.

49. Queen Emma Summer Palace

Queen Emma Summer Palace

4 km
from city center
49 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Sprawled over 5 acres on the Pali Highway of Honolulu, Queen Emma Summer Palace was built in 1848 and served Queen Emma of Hawaii as their summer retreat. Known as a historic landmark, Queen Emma Summer Palace is an aesthetic museum displaying the ancestral possessions of Queen Emma and the Hawaiian royal family. Diverged in seven rooms, entrance hall, parlor, cloak room, front bedroom, back bedroom, hall, and Edinburgh room, visitors can spot feather capes, porcelain artifacts, silver vessels, royal cloak, piano, tiger claw necklace, etc. in the Queen Emma Summer Palace.

50. Children's Discovery Center

Children's Discovery Center

2 km
from city center
50 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Nestled in Hawaii’s Waterfront park near Honolulu, Hawaii Children’s Discovery Centre is an educational museum dedicated to children’s exhibits and colourful collections. Hawaii Children’s Discovery Centre is a 1989 museum that still enthralls 2, 00,000 visitors of all ages annually with a mission of inspiring children to dream big. Divided into 6 permanent exhibits, the museum offers learning and interactive surroundings to children where they can see, feel and learn from the events, activities and demonstrations. Tot Spot for toddlers, fantastic you, your town, Hawaiian rainbows and rainforest adventures for plantation and other topics leaves no stone unturned to make children learn and enjoy together. Toddler time, discovery camps and STEM centered labs are some events held at the museum which are worth attending.

51. John Young Museum of Art

John Young Museum of Art

4 km
from city center
51 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

John Young Museum of Art is an exemplary museum for exploring Asian, African, and Mesoamerican artworks. It is located in Krauss Hall of the University of Hawaii and features the art work of John Chin Young who was a famous Chinese sculpture. Well known for its tribal art collection, the John Young Museum of Art houses ceramics, murals, and paper scriptures are housed in the museum along with ancient Neolithic pottery jars. The museum is spread over 2,000 square feet and equips various workshops, libraries, galleries, and a scenic courtyard.

52. Honolulu Fire Department Museum and Education Center

Honolulu Fire Department Museum and Education Center

1 km
from city center
52 out of 58
places to visit in Honolulu

Honolulu Fire Department Museum and Education Center is an educational museum operated by the Honolulu’s Fire Department to depict the memories, history, story, and historic fire trucks used by the fire department. The museum features a memorial for smallpox victims of 1853, war artifacts, and fire department heroes. The two storey museum also depicts the history of Honolulu’s Fire Department through a lane of memories and pictures followed by a truck of 1941. Fire extinguishing weapons, old kakaako firehouse, fire department mascot, and bronze momento are kept preserved on the second floor of the museum making it an informative arena.

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