Honolulu, Hawaii Top 10 Attractions

6: Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace

This palace tells the story of Hawaii's last monarchs, King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani. It's the perfect place to go if you want to better understand Hawaii's unique and interesting culture and history. This is the only royal residence available to explore on American soil, so don't miss your chance to go!

Address: 364 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813

7: Waimea Bay

Waimea Bay

This is another surfing oasis, but perhaps that's just an Oahu thing in general, as many beaches seem to be the perfect place to catch those treasured 30-foot waves. If you're here in summer, you're at the right place for swimming, snorkeling, and boogie boarding, as the waves tend to be calmer. The bay is large and beautiful and devoid of restaurants or shops, so make sure you pack a picnic lunch and drinks for your trip there!

Address: 61-031 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712

8: Diamond Head State Monument

Diamond Head State Monument

300,000 years ago this crater was created by a volcanic eruption and today it provides hiking, sightseeing and plenty of parks and gardens to its visitors. If you're looking for a workout then the climb up this crater is your ticket to a good, hard hike. Bring water and a camera and you'll feel rewarded once you reach the top in more than one way!

Address: Diamond Head Road at 18th Ave., Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815

9: Ke Iki Beach

Ke Iki Beach

You can find Ke Iki Beach between Waimea Bay and Sunset Beach. There are bungalows here if you want to spend a night a little outside of the city. Like many beaches in Honolulu area, you'll find pristine sands and waters, and an unbelievable sunset to top off a lovely day at the beach. This is another great location to enjoy a gorgeous Hawaii sunset.

Address: 59-579 Ke Iki Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712

10: Kailua Beach Park

Kailua Beach Park

Windsurfing reigns here at Kailua Beach Park. Take lessons or watch the others windsurf as you relax. This is a great family beach with plenty of shaded areas that make great places to take a break from the fun. There are also picnic tables, lots of parking space, and even a cafe if you get thirsty or hungry. The sand here is absolutely fantastic in color- a perfect gold- and the deep blue waters compliment it perfectly.

Address: 526 Kawailoa Rd, Kailua, HI 96734

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