Downtown Honolulu

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Downtown Honolulu

What: Oahu’s historic center for government and business
Where: Roughly 15 minutes west of Waikiki
 
Downtown Honolulu is home to some of Oahu’s most historic places. Next to the skyscrapers of the island’s main business district you’ll find important landmarks like the Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha I statue, the Kawaiahao Church and the Aloha Tower. This area is also the seat of Hawaii’s government, home to the Hawaii State Capitol, Washington Place (the governor’s mansion) and Honolulu Hale (Honolulu’s City Hall). Clustered within blocks of each other, these important cultural landmarks and architectural wonders can be experienced on a leisurely walking tour.

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