Here are 5 must-see places for anyone visiting the capital of Hawaii, Honolulu! A grandiose American city found on the island of Oahu with landscapes combining volcanic reliefs and paradisiacal beaches!
It is against Honolulu that anchors the “most famous beach of the Pacific”. Very wide and ideal for swimming, it is frequented by many long boarders and groups of canoeists.
2 USS Arizona Memorial
The USS Arizona Memorial, located in Pearl Harbor, is a memorial dedicated to the memory of USS Arizona sailors who died in the Pearl Harbor attack by Japanese forces in December 1941. The memorial, established in 1962, is visited by more than a million people each year.
3 Hanauma Bay
Located just 15 kilometers from the center of Honolulu, Hanauma Bay is in a beautiful setting. The beach is located in what was once a volcano crater whose east side collapsed to create the bay. Put on your mask and snorkel and dive to discover the abundant marine life.
4 Bishop Museum
A must-see, the Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his wife and last direct descendant of the great Kamehameha. Originally dedicated to the Hawaiian Islands, it soon turned to the rest of the great ocean, collecting over the decades a collection unique in the world for its diversity and richness – more than a million ethnographic pieces and some 24 million items telling the story of Hawaii and the Pacific.
5 Diamond Head
The summit of this extinct volcano offers spectacular views of Honolulu, the Pacific Ocean and the rugged terrain of Oahu Island. This circular geological formation, which can be explored on foot, is the result of a short and intense eruption that occurred about 150,000 years ago.