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Best things to do in Honolulu

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Trail
“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. ”
155 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“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.”
170 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Such an amazing experience. So beautiful. Hundreds of different fish. Its best to go through a tour group( Groupon) due to the tour guide providing you with the snorkeling gear along with transportation it is much cheaper. Go early due to large crowds an low tides with the water. You will have to watch a 10 min video. They have food on sight but is it far away so pack a lunch. bring cash. Beach umbrella if possiable ”
190 locals recommend
Zoo
“Compact but lovely zoo with Diamond Head backdrop. Can be seen in a few hours. Feedings of the animals are scheduled each day. Nice gift shop and usual food outlet.”
97 locals recommend
Beach
“Beautiful beach. No bathrooms, showers, lifeguards, nor parking lot though.”
138 locals recommend
Museum
“Beautiful building and grounds, housing Hawaiian and Pacific Rim artifacts.”
135 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Great for Shopping very close from Waikiki only 15 minutes to drive Great Food lots of Shops like Ross &Burberry Chanel Armani and Very good dinner at Tanaka of Tokyo .”
127 locals recommend
Hawaiian Restaurant
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“Duke's on Sundays! It's a mix of locals and tourists that love to dance in a casual setting, outdoors and drink beer, while Kapono plays live. Every Sunday from 4 pm to 6 pm.”
97 locals recommend
Park
“One of the best beaches on the island. Lots of water activities, like kayaking, surfing, canoeing...”
92 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Beautiful museum space with a world-class art collection​. Featuring Hawaiian and Pacific art. Often special exhibits by local artists.​ Enjoy lunch in the garden cafe.”
73 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Cute small mall with all the essentials for food, shopping and entertainment. ”
78 locals recommend
Bakery
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“OMG best place! you will fall in love with these yummy donuts, go early due to the long lines. Prices are reasonable, may need to uber ”
87 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“ This still-active naval base is known for the 1941 attack by Japan that brought the U.S. into WWII.”
30 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Near Waikiki SafewayStore to walk to to Drive only 9 minutes to Drive Food Store Open 24hours a day 7 days a week”
53 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Go early to beat the crowds. The views are well worth the hike! Steep with stairs.”
60 locals recommend
Beach
“Famous Waikiki Beaches, surf lessons, and chair and umbrella rentals. Park in the parking garages or by the Honolulu Zoo.”
94 locals recommend