Honolulu, meaning “sheltered bay” in the Hawaiian language, is the state capital of Hawaii and is located on the island of Oahu. The city is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Hawaiian Islands and is the main gateway to the continental US. In addition to tourism, Honolulu also serves as a major city for international business and finance, is home to the US military and also represents a fusion of East meets West with respect to culture, entertainment and cuisine. Honolulu is a very tropical climate with a fairly dry summer and rains in the winter months from October to April. However, light showers do occur quite frequently in the summer compared to heavier rainfall in the winter. Rainy days in summer are almost equal to rainy days in winter. There is very little temperature variance throughout the calendar year in Honolulu. The mean high temperatures range from 80-90F (27-32C) with a mean low temperature of only 65-75F (18-24C). Temperatures above or below the average only occur once or twice a year and hurricanes are even rarer still.
When visiting Honolulu, be sure to go to the Bishop Museum, the largest in the city. Also not to be missed attractions are: The Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Foster Botanical Garden, the Honolulu Symphony, The Contemporary Museum, the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor / WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Shangri La, Diamond Head, Honolulu Museum of Art and the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park to name a few. Trails, falls and parks are amazing and views are breathtaking for all you adventurers out there. And the beaches like Waikiki Beach are a great way to spend a few relaxing days basking in the sun. And be sure to see the Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting and Hula Ceremony.
Honolulu has a lot to offer for couples, singles, families and seniors. Fun for all ages!
Visit the Honolulu Guide for more details.