Things to Do in Honolulu
Every Honolulu vacation itinerary should include the top attractions of the city. The Honolulu Museum of Art, for instance, contains one of the most impressive collections of Asian art in the nation, displaying Japanese prints, Indian temple carvings, Chinese calligraphy and other ancient works. Visitors should also take some time to explore ʻIolani Palace. This castle was built in 1882 under the direction of King David Kalakaua and overthrown in 1893 just before the last Hawaiian queen Liliʻuokalani lost the throne when the U.S. took the land as its own territory. Other intriguing institutions include the Waikiki Aquarium, Bishop Museum, USS Arizona Memorial and Kahuna Garden.
Those seeking nightlife excitement won't be at a loss either. Start your evening with a delicious meal at one of the many fine dining or casual restaurants, such as Kauaʻi Grill, Kualapuʻu Cookhouse and Lahaina Grill. Then enjoy some live music at House Without a Key, Duke's Waikiki or Lulu's Surf Club. For a nightcap, head to Kuhio Avenue, where most of the city's bars and lounges are concentrated - you'll find the Wai'olu Ocean View Lounge, Zanzibar, Angles and many other establishments.