Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii which is part of the Ohau islands. It is a complex mix of many districts such as Waikiki, Hawaii Kai, Kahala, Manoa, etc. There are many cheap flights to Honolulu that will get you to this spacious and crowded city.
Being surrounded by the sea, the climate of the city is moderate and even – ranging between 66.2 to 89.6 Fahrenheit throughout the year. Although summer and winter are the primary seasons, the city occasionally gets moderate rainfall during both these seasons.
Honolulu International Airport is the main airport with International and domestic services. Hawaiian Airlines offers many cheap domestic flights to the different islands of Hawaii. The shuttle service of Airport Waikiki Express takes you to hotels in Waikiki which is the main tourist center of Hawaii. You can also travel by a rental car, local bus or a taxi. These days, a large number of flights to Honolulu are available.
The Beach Experience
Waikiki has many beaches including the Waikiki beach with an extensive stretch of white sand and lined with a range of hotels. It also is famous for swimming, sunbath and surfing. Beyond the Diamond Head, it gets less crowded and is suitable for picnics or a quiet stroll on the seashore.
The Ala Moana Park near Downtown is another excellent beachside spot where you will find lots of greenery and quiet for a family picnic. The Hanauma Bay, in the Eastern part of the city, is popular for scuba diving, snorkeling and sunbathing. The Halona Beach Cove, The Sandy Beach and the Makapu’u beach are other beautiful beaches excellent for swimming and surfing.
Explore the Museums and Art Galleries
The Bishop museum, in the western part of the city, has a vast collection of artifacts, historical collections, a planetarium and an area dedicated to volcanology. There are museums in Downtown too, including the Mission Houses museum displaying 19th century buildings in the city and the Hawaii State Art Museum exhibiting the works of Hawaiian artists.
The Honolulu Academy of Arts in Makiki is the biggest art museum with an enormous collection of Asian arts as well as of western artists including the likes of Van Gogh, Gauguin and Picasso.
Go Wild and Dive Deep
Visiting the Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, you can immerse yourself into the bold and the beautiful wildlife and the mysterious depths of the aquatic ocean life. Although not particularly big, the Honolulu Zoo contains a variety of animals including lions, zebras, giraffes, elephants and the likes.
The Waikiki aquarium has a superb collection of marine water fish and animals such as sharks, octopus, jelly fish and seals. The Sea Life Park has amusing dolphin, penguin and sea lion shows.
Shop, Eat and Be Merry
If you have managed to get cheap tickets to Honolulu, you can shop your way to joy in a range of shopping centers spread across Waikiki and Downtown. There are shops with products that suit all budgets. Book low fares to moderately priced to more expensive ones and reach this spectacular destination. The International Market Place located in Waikiki has a large number of shops and stalls. Other Waikiki based shopping centers are the Waikiki Plaza, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and the DFS (Duty Free Shops) Galleria. Near Downtown is the Ala Moana Center which is the biggest open-air shopping mall in the world having about 290 shops and 80 eating joints.
Zippy’s and Genki Sushi are two main food-chains operating across the city. The popular dish made of chili spread over the french fries, rice, etc, is favorite among travelers and locals alike.