Honolulu is the capital of United State of Hawaii. Honolulu means “sheltered harbor” or “calm port”. The city has also a nickname- The Big Pineapple. Hawaii is the most recent joined island to United State. Honolulu is the largest city in Hawaii Island. It is an unincorporated part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu along the southeast coast of the island of Oʻahu. It is the gateway to U.S Island chain. The city is a major center for international business, military defense, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions.
Attraction in Honolulu:
Oahu is the heart of Hawaii, and Honolulu is its racing pulse. Hawaii is the most precious gem in the world; it is also island of precious dreams for both islanders and guests which dreams are born in paradise can be true indeed.
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is on Hawaii Island. This park is home to the Kīlauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes and Mauna Loa, the world’s most massive shield volcano. Established on August 1, 1916 and located in 45 minutes south of Hilo, U.S. state of Hawaii on the island of Hawaii. For visitors, the park offers the chance to witness the primal process of creation and destruction dramatic volcanic landscapes, as well as glimpses of rare flora and fauna. Kilauea is often called “the world’s only drive-in volcano.” which produces 250,000–650,000 cubic yards of lava that enough to resurface a 20-mile-long as two-lane road each day. In January 1994, 491 acres of new land have been created on the island of Hawaii because of the lava. Don’t miss the chance to watch Kilauea’s blistering lava flows meet the sea is a sight during your visit.
Haleakalā National Park: Haleakalā which means “house of the sun”. Haleakalā, a massive shield volcano, forms the eastern bulwark of the island of Maui. According to legend, it was here, in the awe-inspiring basin at the mountain’s summit, that the demigod Maui trapped the sun and freed it only after it promised to move more slowly across the sky. A United Nations International Biosphere Reserve an area of 33,265 acres of which 19,270 acres is a wilderness area comprises starkly contrasting worlds of mountain and coast. The road to the peak of Haleakalā rises from near sea level to 10,023 feet in 38 miles. Visitors climb through several path and vegetation zones including humid subtropical lowlands to subalpine desert. Visitor may see striking plants and animals such as the Haleakalā silversword and the nēnē in this mountain section.
The Hana Highway: The Hana Highway does not quite match the typical definition of a “highway”. Highway 36 is certainly not designed for those who in a hurry to get somewhere. The Hana Highway connects Kahului to the town of Hana in east Maui. This Highway is a 64.4-mile-long stretch of Hawaii Routes 36 and 360 with its 600-plus turns, 50 (or so) one-lane bridges with breathtaking views that variable between mountain streams and soaring sea cliffs. It takes about 2.5 hours to drive and there is no stops are made since the highway is very twisting with approximately 620 curves and narrow.
Diamond Head: Diamond Head is a National Natural Landmark which is volcanic tuff cone on the Hawaiian island of Oʻahu. It is known to Hawaiians as Lēʻahi, most likely from lae ‘browridge, promontory’ plus ʻahi ‘tuna’ because the shape of the balk line resembles the shape of a tuna’s dorsal fin. Diamod Head serves visitors wonderful views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu. It is good idea for hiking lovers.
Pearl Harbor: for the Hawaiian Pearl Harbor was Pu’uloa (Long hill). Later on it named as Pearl Harbor because once here the pearl oysters were harvested from the waters. It is the largest natural lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. After overthrowing the Hawaiian kingdom, U.S. navy established a naval base on the island in 1899 and the base was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy airplanes and midget submarines on December 7, 1941. This tragic attack took thousands of lives. Today Pearl Harbor is one of the historic sites among the five historic sites. Attractions in the Pearl Harbor are the WWII Valor in the Pacific (USS Arizona Memorial), Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, USS Oklahoma Memorial and the Pacific Aviation Museum.
Waimea Canyon: is a large canyon also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific located on the western side of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands. This place is one of the State’s scenic treasures of natural beauty. This canyon is approximately 10 miles long and up to 3,000 feet deep with colorful gorge. Waimea means “reddish water” for Hawaiian, which causes the canyon’s soil red. The canyon was caused by a deep cut of the Waimea River arising from the extreme rainfall on the island’s central peak, Mount Waiʻaleʻale. Grand Canyon is suitable for wildland picnick and long-strenuous hike into and out of the canyon, seasonal trout fishing and pig and seasonal goat hunting nearby.
Waikiki Beach: It is the world-famous neighborhood of Waikiki which was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty located on located on the south shore of Honolulu. Waikiki, which means “spouting waters”, is one of six beaches in the district, along with Queen’s Beach, Kuhio Beach, Gray’s Beach, Fort DeRussy Beach and Kahanamoku Beach. This beach is almost man made and was introduced to the world when its first hotel, the “Moana Surfrider” was built on its shores in 1901. Now Waikiki is Oahu’s main hotel and resort area and a famous gathering place for visitors from around the globe.
Lanikai Beach: Lanikai Beach is one of Hawaii’s most popular and famous beaches. An offshore sandbank keeps the water calm around the year that provides excellent swimming conditions from January to December. Visitors may enjoy the clear-blue waters, reef fish and sea turtles which are common sights, sailing and windsurfing, sunbathing on the fine white sand.
Sunset Beach: Sunset Beach is long and wide beach that has attract many tourist with its natural beauty. It is located on the historic North Shore of Oahu. During the summer blue ocean waters are calm and crystal-clear making it the perfect platform for swimmers. In winter, the large waves of the ocean make suitable conditions only for the most experienced surfers.