Honolulu is a southeastern coastal city on Oahu, the third largest Hawaiian island. Between beaches, sports events, arts, and important historical sites, there’s a little something for everyone in beautiful Honolulu.
Have an outdoors enthusiast in the family? Explore miles of trails at Koko Head Crater, Diamond Bay, the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail and Hanauma Bay crater, all of which will wind you past stunning beaches and rock formations. The Lyon Arboretum is also a must for outdoors enthusiasts, as is Manoa Falls. Or, just grab your towel and head out to Ala Moana Beach Park, Kaimana Beach, Fort DeRussey Beach Park or Waikiki Beach for a good dose of sun.
History buffs will enjoy visiting Washington Place mansion, the former residence of Queen Liliʻu Loloku, for a look into the life of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch. The Bishop Museum is also a must for those looking to explore Polynesian history. Or, for a look into the region’s military history, take a trip to Pearl Harbor, the largest natural harbor in the state and the only naval base in the country that has a National Historic Landmark designation. Board a ferry to the floating USS Arizona Memorial, constructed over the sunken battleship’s hull, and learn about the attack that “will live in infamy.”
At the end of a long day of touring, head to Kapahulu, an out of the way neighborhood known for its many eateries, to indulge your senses with local flavors. Afterwards, head back to your IHG hotel, where you’ll find restorative amenities to help you rest, relax and embrace the day. Make the most of your time in Honolulu by booking with IHG today. + View More - View Less