Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu located in the middle of the Pacific. This island emerged 3.5 million years ago as a result of volcanic eruptions. Honolulu is the capital of the state of Hawaii.
Honolulu makes dream of long fine sand beaches, "aloha" welcome and necklaces of flowers and a magnificent view over the Ko'olau's Pali cliffs, but it is also a tranquil place where it is possible to walk and to know the true Polynesian culture.
Did you know that here was where they filmed "Jurassic Park" in a natural setting? The city, bordered by the beaches of Waikiki, is located an hour's journey from the crater of Diamond Head, the marine reserve of Hanauma Bay and the historic port of Pearl Harbor.
The view on Waikiki (the neighborhood of Honolulu) is extraordinary and it seems like a postcard: blue turquoise water, young athletes surfing on the waves, palm trees everywhere ... The American dream as we imagine it. The Waikiki Aquarium is worth visiting, this marine aquarium is the 3rd oldest public aquarium in the United States.
Do not miss the visit of the Kapiolani Park, located in Honolulu, on the east end of Waikiki on the island of Oahu. The largest and oldest park of Hawaii was founded in 1877 and belonged to King Kalakaua (King David Kalākaua), who rented it to an association (Kapi 'olani Park Association) for $1 a year. Today, this park is administered by the Republic of Hawaii and managed by the Honolulu Park Commission.
Pearl Harbor deserves special mention. Of course, that cannot be visited on the inside, but it is possible to see the remains of the sunken USS Arizona as well as a film that explains those events, the Submarine Bowfin and the Battleship Missouri. To finish the tour of the island, Polynesian Cultural Center is a must see. Here you can hula-hula dancing in a very special atmosphere.