Waikiki: Waikiki is the main beach destination of most people heading to Honolulu and the island of Oahu. This area is known for its large crescent shaped beach, where visitors come to lie out in the sun, swim, and learn to surf.
Pearl Harbour and USS Arizona Memorial: Pearl Harbor is one of Honolulu's biggest tourist attractions. Although it is home to the Navy's Pacific Fleet, visitors can take a tour to see the USS Arizona Memorial, and the USS Missouri.
Lyon Arboretum and Manoa Falls: The Lyon Arboretum is a 194-acre botanical garden in a rainforest, featuring a collection of over 5,000 tropical plants from Hawaii and Polynesia. This facility is an active research facility, working on preserving the state's tropical forests.The Arboretum maintains a number of theme gardens that visitors can easily wander through because it is both beautiful and educational.
Iolani Palace: Iolani Palace is an impressive neo-classical building, completed in 1882 for King Kalakaua. It is the official residence of Hawaii's monarchy. The building has been restored to its former glory and is a great place to experience Hawaiian history.
Bishop Museum and Planetarium: Bishop Museum, Hawaii's state museum, contains one of the best collection of Polynesian arts and artifacts in the state. On display is an important collection of the feathered royal standards (kahilis) which essentially served as flags for past royalty.