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Home to the State Capitol, Honolulu is the vibrant epicenter of Hawaii.

Home to the State Capitol, Honolulu is the vibrant epicenter of Hawaii. Here you’ll find everything from historic landmarks and treasured monuments to world-class shopping and a flourishing arts and culture scene. 

Population: 337.256 

Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and the main point of entry for most visitors to the state. Easily accessible by direct flights from North America, Asia, and destinations around the South Pacific, Hawaii is a major tourist destination.

Visitors come here to enjoy the beaches and tropical climate. It is the center of government, transportation, and commerce for the state.

In addition to the traditional luaus and hula shows, Hawaii has a thriving scene of theatre, concerts, clubs, bars, and other events and entertainment. Honolulu has two major theatre complexes. The oldest and most popular one is Diamond Head Theatre. 

Source: http://www.gohawaii.com/oahu/regions-neighborhoods/honolulu 

Honolulu has a very moderate, tropical climate, with very little change of temperature throughout the year - the average high is 80-90°F (27-32°C) and the average low is 65-75°F (19-24°C) any time of the year. Water temperature averages 82°F (27°C) in the summer months and 77°F (25°C) in the winter months, and is annually the warmest water in the USA.

The public bus service in Honolulu is called, with remarkable succinctness, TheBus . Fares are $2.50 for adults, $1.25 for youth, and $1 for seniors (no change given). TheBus runs intercity services to other parts of Oahu as well.

Ask for a free transfer ticket, good for two hours, if you are continuing on another bus or returning on the same route. Monthly bus passes are available at 7-Elevens and supermarkets. 

Monthly bus passes begin on the first of each month and cost $60 (all-you-can-ride) regardless of which day of the month you purchase the pass. A $25 4-day Discovery Pass, can be purchased at an ABC Store.  All buses in the fleet are equipped with bike racks that can hold two or three bikes. Buses are also wheelchair accessible. 

One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.50 $    

Monthly Pass (Regular Price): 60.00 $    

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. 

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