Hop on a body board and ride the gentle waves at Kailua Beach, wherethe azure waters also attract kayakers and windsurfers. Brave the crowdson narrow Waikīkī Beach and spread a towel on your little sliver of sandin preparation for catching some serious rays.Stand on the deck of the USS Arizona Memorial and reflect upon theevents of Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese bombers sank the ship, killing1,177 sailors and propelling the United States into World War II. When the surf’s up at Waimea Bay, marvel at the audacity of the surferswho boldly take on the awe-inspiring waves, which can reach heights ofup to 30 feet.Taste unusual foods, listen to the sounds of the barkers and browse themany peculiar goods at the Aloha Flea Market. #Hawaii #Honolulu
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Regardless of where in the world you go, the mention of Honolulu
conjures similar tropical images: swaying palms, wide beaches and
rolling waves breaking on the surface of sparkling azure waters. The
paradisiacal ruminations are in no way hackneyed: You figuratively step
into a picture postcard the minute you set foot on the island of Oâ€™ahu.
Although the surf, sand and mild weather
beckon with irresistible allure, Honolulu also
thrives as a commercial center in which
Asia and America interlock fingers. The
â€œsheltered bayâ€ throbs as the pulse of the
Pacificâ€”a great place to get thousands of
miles away from it all without sacrificing
metropolitan conveniences. Donâ€™t pass up
the chance to explore the thriving downtown
area, marked by busy streets, towering
skyscrapers and a bustling port that juggles
ocean liners, fishing boats and freighters. Sites around Pearl Harbor
reflect on the cityâ€™s tragic place in wartime history.
Both the stateâ€™s capital and its largest city, Honolulu lays claim to being
the only American city founded by royalty, but thereâ€™s nothing haughty
about it. A laid-back feel floods the lush oasis, where everything moves at
a slower pace and â€œmellowâ€ best describes the enviable way of life.
Hop on a body board and ride the gentle waves at Kailua Beach, where
the azure waters also attract kayakers and windsurfers. Brave the crowds
on narrow WaikÄ«kÄ« Beach and spread a towel on your little sliver of sand
in preparation for catching some serious rays.
Stand on the deck of the USS Arizona Memorial and reflect upon the
events of Dec. 7, 1941, when Japanese bombers sank the ship, killing
1,177 sailors and propelling the United States into World War II.
Suit up with fins, a mask and a snorke