About 5 year(s) ago by Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber
From famous beaches to unique museums, Honolulu is home to a wide range of interesting attractions. One of Hawaii’s most popular destinations, Waikiki Beach is the perfect place to enjoy the Island’s beautiful sand, sun, and outdoor recreation. Learn to surf, splash in the tropical waters, shop for souvenirs, and dine at restaurants along this famous stretch of sand. Discover one of the world’s largest collections of tropical plants at the Lyon Arboretum, where you can explore 194-acres of gardens filled with botanicals from Hawaii and Polynesia, including a large collection of bromeliads, then hike up to Manoa Falls for a swim. The historic Iolani Palace is a must-see for visitors. Built in 1882, this impressive building was the home of King Kalakaua and Hawaiian royalty until 1893 when it was used as a government building and state capitol until 1969. Restored in th 1970s, the palace is filled with elaborate stained glass, ornate wood paneling, crystal chandeliers, and the King’s throne. For a less crowded beach experience, head over to Ala Moana Park and Beach, where you can swim, boat, fish, or just relax and enjoy the views of Waikiki. For a little culture, visit the Bishop Museum. You’ll see an impressive collection of Polynesian arts and artifacts, including the feathered royal standards or flags, feathered capes and helmets, and whaling artifacts. The museum’s kid-friendly planetarium and science adventure center features interactive exhibits and hands-on fun. For more information about attractions in and around Honolulu, visit www.gohawaii.com/en/oahu/regions-neighborhoods/.