Diamond Head hike is simply a must for everyone coming to Waikiki! Yes, it will be crowded, but yes, the views are worth it from the top! ** Pro tip-- once you get out of the tunnel, take the stairway to the LEFT, not the right. You end up at the same place, but it's a bit easier and more enjoyable…
Diamond Head is a short distance from Polynesian Hostel and offers amazing views of Waikiki and the South Shore of Oahu.
Great short hike with amazing views! Also where most rescues occur. Wear hiking or tennis shoes, hat, sunscreen, bring a lot of water, and go in the afternoon to avoid the hot sun and lack of breeze in the mountains. Crowded hike, but afternoons are less crowded. $5 fee for cars, $1 for pedestrians…
“我们为客人准备的浮潜装备在这里可以派上用场了。 Our snorkeling equipment for our guests can come in handy here”
“The Honolulu Zoo is unique in that it is the only zoo in the United States to be established by grants made by a sovereign monarch. In 1914, the City of Honolulu assumed responsibility for Kapi`olani Park and Ben Hollinger, the first Park Director for Kapi`olani Park, began collecting animals “for the children of Hawai`i.” His collection began with a monkey, bear and an African elephant. In 1947, 42.5 acres within Kapi`olani Park, was designated as the Honolulu Zoo. A Master Plan in 1984, was developed for a Tropical Zoological Garden. All exhibits were organized into three tropical ecological zones: the African Savanna, Asian and American Tropical Forests, and Pacific Islands. There are approximately 900 different animals from the tropics that now reside at the Honolulu Zoo. Komodo Dragons, orangutans, elephants, primates, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and a variety of African animals can be viewed in their specially-designed habitats daily. ”
“The famous outdoor mall in Honolulu which is the 7th largest outdoor mall in the country. You can spend a day here easily, then take a sunset sail from the yacht harbor across the street.”
“Reservations are recommended and may be required. The only Palace in the United States. A visit to the palace is an excellent way to get insights into the history and culture of Hawaii”
“Leonard's Bakery on Oahu is not a local secret spot anymore. A once quiet bakery sitting midway up Kapahulu Avenue, is now featured in many tourist guide books, and has become an Oahu attraction itself! All the attention and fame goes to these little special Portuguese style donuts call malasadas! So, what’s all the hype about Leonard's Bakery and their malasada donuts? For one, it’s just not another doughnut. Food fads and crazes come and go, but there is good reason why the lines remain on any given day, year after year. These Portuguese style doughnuts are fried to order. They are the size of your palm, medium weighted, rolled in sugar, and fluffy and airy on the inside. The taste is like no other, and it’s almost injustice trying to describe it in words! ”