Visitors Guide to Honolulu, Hawaii, USAby Nia Rees
Honolulu is one of the most popular destinations in Hawaii and is a major city, being located at the far end of Waikiki. The main tourist hot spots in Honolulu are the downtown district - the Pacific Region's main financial and business center, and Waikiki, the heart of Honolulu. Waikiki is known for its narrow sandy beach area, which has become one of the world's most notable beaches, lined with many excellent shops, restaurants and accommodation.
Located on Hawaii's Oahu Island, Honolulu is full of things to see and attractions to visit. Dominated by the imposing Diamond Head volcano, which is now extinct, Honolulu is known for its tropical landscape, palm trees, harbor, nearby islands and the Mamala Bay, where a range of water sports are on offer.
Honolulu International Airport (HNL) stands around 4 miles / 6 km from the center of the city and is an important transportation hub. Many passengers arrive each day at Honolulu Airport from mainland America, London and other nearby Hawaiian Islands. With three terminals and a range of facilities, the airport is just a short trip from central Honolulu, with a number of hotels nearby. For further information about the airport, visit Airports Guides to Honolulu at Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Places to Stay in Honolulu:
At the opposite end of the scale, Honolulu is home to a wealth of luxury hotels, often with simply breathtaking coastal views and convenient locations. Some of Honolulu's premier hotels are amongst the best in the world.
Top attractions include Aloha Tower Marketplace, Honolulu Zoo, Iolani Palace, the Aloha Tower, Diamond Head Lighthouse, the State Capitol Building, Hawaii Maritime Center, the Hawaii State Art Museum, and the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
For further tourist information about Honolulu, Hawaii, USA visit World Guides to Honolulu at Travel Guide to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
About the Author
Nia Rees is a Travel Writer for World Guides - providers of travel and tourist information for major cities throughout the world.
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