Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii, and the most popular city for a perfect beach vacation all year-round. You will see a lot of Japanese people here. It is like Tokyo on the tropical beach but much more beautiful and with much more character, to me..It’s an exciting city with its beauty and energy.
Waikiki beach is the world famous tourist destination in Hawaii with thousands of hotel rooms along the beach. The blue water, the blue skies and its energy make this beach a perfect summer vacation and that attracts millions of visitors a year. The fun and the energy of Waikiki beach.
The view of Waikiki beach from Kalakaua avenue.
The sunset of Waikiki beach.
Diamond head is located on the south-east coast of O’ahu at the end of Waikiki overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It’s the most famous volcanic crater in the world, has been extinct for 150,000 years. The crater is 3,520 feet in diameter with a 760 foot summit.
The view of Diamond head from Halekulani hotel with sunset light.
Happy hour at the veranda of Halekulani hotel with live Hawaiian music and Diamond head view.
This picture is from Google. I just want to show you how Diamond head looks like from the top.
Kalakaua is the main street in Downtown Honolulu which runs parallel to the Waikiki beach. There are countless hotels, restaurants, local shops and high-end designer shops. It also has many street activities like the performers on the street in the evening. It’s crowded, has a lot of energy and is a fun street. Here are some pictures, but the pictures don’t do it justice of its energy and its fun.
At night, at the corner of Kalakaua avenue and Lewers street. Lewers street is another fun street to check out.
You’ll see many Banyan trees with unique trunks around Honolulu, especially, at Kapiolani park, on the east end of Waikiki. It is the largest (300 acres) and oldest public park in Hawaii.
Hanauma bay has the most colorful and exotic marine life in the world. It’s a perfect places for snorkeling. We don’t have plan to visit it on this trip, but we said we will visit it next time for sure. The bay is absolutely stunning. These pictures are from our last trip, and sorry for the quality of the pictures because I had a different camera back then.