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Situated by the south shore of Oahu , Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and world-famous for the rich range of water activities.  No matter you like kayaking, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, canoeing or sunbathing, it’s all active right here in Honolulu.  The place is a hot spot for surfing.  If you are not familiar with boogie board or surfboard, you can always find a beach to your liking.  There’s instructor for water sport if you wish to find a new interest.

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Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii  (Copyright: yuruphoto)

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Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA – Dec 13, 2015: Waikiki Beach area from a boat. Some hotels line the skyline. Features tropical turquoise water and blue sky with clouds formation.  (Victor Wong / Shutterstock)

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Honolulu,Hawaii, USA, March 28, 2016: Morning view of bathers enjoying the Hilton Lagoon with an out of gas commuter plane in the background.  (Theodore Trimmer / Shutterstock)

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Girl watches surfers in Hawaii.  Surfing is one of the most popular water activities in Honolulu.  (Bruce C. Murray / Shutterstock)

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Runner – Sport running fitness woman jogging on beach run Female athlete jogger training living healthy active exercise lifestyle exercising outdoor on Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, USA.   (Copyright: Maridav)

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Happy beach woman in bikini joyful and free on Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii, USA. Girl on travel vacation holidays having fun on Hawaiian Waikiki beach with Diamond Head mountain. Asian Caucasian model.  (Copyright: Maridav)

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 30, 2015: Women sailing competitors in the Hawaii State Sailing Championships held yearly in Waikiki. Women Sailors are a rising force of top athletes in Hawaii.  (Theodore Trimmer / Shutterstock)

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HONOLULU, HAWAII – MARCH 26: Native people march during the Prince Kuhio Celebration Commemorative Parade, March 26th, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Alberto Loyo / Shutterstock)

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HONOLULU, HAWAII – MARCH 26: Native girl march during the Prince Kuhio Celebration Commemorative Parade, March 26th, 2010 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  (Alberto Loyo / Shutterstock)

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Honolulu, Hawaii – May 9, 2015: Photo shoot with Hawaiian hut and colorful surfboard.  (Isaac74 / Shutterstock)

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 8, 2016: New and open Hawaiian plate lunch concession in Ala Moana Beach Park.  (Theodore Trimmer / Shutterstock)

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 3, 2016: Morning view of an out of the way tiki bar in Waikiki. Older bars are being replaced with modern clubs with this bar slated for renovation.  (Theodore Trimmer / Shutterstock)

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Waikele, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA – December 12, 2015: Visitors relaxing in front of Sakura Sushi at the famous Waikele Premium Outlets. This venue has a small open-air food court to cater for visitors.  (Victor Wong / Shutterstock)

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Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA – Dec 11, 2015: Popular outdoor eatery, Me Bar-B-Q, sits along Uluniu Ave. Such eateries can be found all over the Waikiki area, mainly known for their budget prices.  (Victor Wong / Shutterstock)

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Minced steak burger Hawaiian style. The steak is fashioned into a pattie format, and then grilled. Delicious.  (Copyright: Victor Wong)

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 23, 2016: Morning view of shoppers at Honolulu Chinatown where a mix of locals and tourists enjoy the open market place.  (Theodore Trimmer / Shutterstock)

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Oct. 1, 2015: Street scene from Honolulu Chinatown showing the Honolulu historical buildings. Honolulu Chinatown is a landmark for both residents and visitors.  (Theodore Trimmer / Shutterstock)

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WAIKIKI, HAWAII – DECEMBER 24: The International Marketplace on December 24, 2012. This open-air market features over 130 vendors under the banyan trees in the heart of Waikiki.  (cleanfotos / Shutterstock)

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WAIKIKI, HAWAII – DECEMBER 24: The International Marketplace on December 24, 2012. This open-air market features over 130 vendors under the banyan trees in the heart of Waikiki. (cleanfotos / Shutterstock)

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The grounds and buildings of Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu is a historical treasure as the only royal palace in the entire United States  (Copyright: G Ward Fahey)

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WAIKIKI, HAWAII – APRIL 29: Colorful tourist bus on Kalakaua avenue in Waikiki on April 29, 2014. Tourist buses are a popular shuttle bus that takes tourists around scenic Waikiki in Honolulu.  (Jeff Whyte / Shutterstock)

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WAIKIKI, HI – APRIL 29: Waikiki Business Plaza on Kalakaua Avenue on April 29, 2014 in Waikiki, Hawaii. Waikiki Business Plaza is one of the main shopping and office malls in Waikiki. H&M is visible. (Jeff Whyte / Shutterstock)

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Along Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA – Dec 10, 2015: Kalakaua Avenue is a long strip that is popular among tourists. The avenue is full of up-market brand-name stores. It is a shopping mecca.  (Victor Wong / Shutterstock)

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WAIKIKI, HI – APRIL 27: Busy McDonald’s restaurant on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki on April 27, 2014. McDonald’s is a global brand and dominant force in fast food retail.  (Jeff Whyte / Shutterstock)

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, March 28, 2016: Local style Hawaiian Plate Lunch Truck ready to start the days work in Waikiki.  (Theodore Trimmer / Shutterstock)

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A aircraft control tower stands sentinel on Ford Island just as it had during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.  (Copyright: MH Anderson)

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Beautiful View of Oahu beach.  Palm Trees are common plants you can see in Honolulu.  (Copyright: WellyWelly)

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Waikiki beach in the afternoon  (Copyright: yuruphoto)

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A beautiful young woman on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii  (Copyright: Craig Hanson)

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Post sunset from Ala Moana Beach Park west of Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii.  (Copyright: Shaun Jeffers)

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Sunset over palm trees and Lagoon beach from Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii  (Copyright: Nataliya Hora)

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WAIKIKI, HI – APRIL 27: Sam’s Sushi place on April 27, 2014 in Waikiki, Hawaii. Sam’s is just off Kalakaua Avenue is the favorite sushi location for tourists visiting Hawaii and enjoying evenings.  (Jeff Whyte / Shutterstock)

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Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA – Dec 12, 2015: Night street performer keeping still. His face is painted glittery silver to match his clothing color. People watch in awe and often donate some money.  (Victor Wong / Shutterstock)

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Fantastic view of tropical city at night in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA  (Copyright: karamysh)

Useful Reference

Honolulu Travel Guide
By Muhammad Suhail

Honolulu is the largest city in the state of Hawaii. Far away from the mainland US, its culture, norms, traditions and way of life are totally different from what you would observe in the mainland of USA. Contrary to the popular belief, Honolulu is not a respite from busy life in metropolitan cities, but it still has the feeling of the laid-back island atmosphere.

Accessing Honolulu
Honolulu International Airport is a very convenient option of accessing this city. Cruise ship is another reasonable alternative that you can make use of, to reach this city of mesmerizing ambiance. If you want to drive to get around this city then ensure that you have a very good map of Honolulu, otherwise it may get a little too confusing. If you do not want to drive yourself then bus service and taxi are also good choices you can easily opt for. Traffic is a major issue in Honolulu, so I wouldn’t really encourage you to drive until and unless you have a passion to drive in such conditions.

Beaches
Waikiki beach is one of the most popular beaches visitors think of, when planning a trip to Honolulu. White sand beach and clear blue water is the major reason behind it. This beach is popular with almost all kinds of tourists whether sunbathers, catamaran, swimmers, surfers, boarders and just anyone who loves water sports. This place is packed with people because of whom it often gets overcrowded. But, even if your preference is quiet beaches, look no further than Honolulu, it also offers tranquil beaches like Hanauma bay.

Scenic Beauty
Diamond Head is one of the most popular places in Honolulu which has an international reputation for its scenic beauty. Advantageously, the top area also gives a panoramic view of the whole city and it looks simply awe-inspiring, like as if you have come to a new world of beautiful scenery. Nu’uana Pali Lookout gives the perfect picturesque and extensive view of this whole city. Despite the harsh winds, if you would view this scenery, then you would forget everything else.

Climate
In simple and plain words, Honolulu has a very average climate which doesn’t change much throughout the year. The only significant change you would observe is perhaps rain. For the most parts, it’s mostly sunny but if you are near the hilly areas you would observe passing clouds or maybe a little scarce rain too. The western region is more often than not, sunny but the eastern or northern region are known to have clouds and rains consequently.

Food
There are a number local restaurants i.e. chains of regional zippy which are very famous with the locals and visitors alike. Their trademark dish is a unique kind of chili dish which is available in a variety of specialties making it all the more delicious and unique.

Accommodation
Most of the accommodations available for tourists in Honolulu are available near Waikiki. The peak season of Honolulu is generally between mid December to March and June to September. In other seasons, you can easily get the best bargains and cheapest deals as far as accommodation is concerned.

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