Honolulu Hawaii Travel Guide & Vacation Information | Go Hawaii


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If Oahu is the heart of Hawaii, then Honolulu is its racing pulse. In this cosmopolitan capital city, you’ll find everything from historic landmarks to fine dining to world-class shopping. Home to the majority of Oahu’s population, Honolulu stretches across the southeastern shores of the island, from Pearl Harbor to Makapuu Point, encompassing world-famous Waikiki Beach along the way.

Video: Day With a Local on Southern Oahu

Follow along for a day filled with food, art and fun in Honolulu and along the South Shore of Oahu

Food & Dining in Honolulu

Beet poke dish at Mud Hen Water in the Kaimuki neighborhood Daeja Fallas

From barefoot fish tacos at Duke’s Beach House in Waikiki to the eclectic food scene in trendy Chinatown, Honolulu has something for every taste. Sample fine Hawaii Regional Cuisine at local institutions like Alan Wong’s Restaurant, Roy’s Waikiki or Chef Mavro. Explore Honolulu’s residential neighborhoods and eat like a local with plate lunches, poke and fresh produce from the city’s many fantastic farmers markets.



Landmarks & Attractions


One of the most recognizable beaches in the world, Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Today, millions of visitors visit these shores every year.

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Leahi (Diamond Head)

Take an easy hike to the top for panoramic views of Waikiki, Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean.

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Downtown Honolulu

Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown are Oahu’s centers for government, business and arts,with dining and nightlife around every corner.

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Kapahulu is a small neighborhood next to Waikiki where you find eclectic shops and some of Honolulu’s best local food.

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

National Memorial of the Pacific honors sacrifices of America’s Armed Forces.

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