Travel to Honolulu
Welcome to the islands' Gathering Place. Visit Waikiki, Waimea, and Manoa--even the names are magical. Watch hula, dine on Pacific Rim Cuisine, and snorkel Hanauma Bay on Oahu, Hawaii. East meets West in every aspect and the warm spirit of Aloha embraces it all.
Hawaii, Oahu Districts
Honolulu is an ultra-modern city full of enormous diversity. The county of Honolulu is home to approximately 800,000 people of all races and cultures and includes the entire island of Oahu. It is this diversity that gives O'ahu the nickname, "The Gathering Place." More...
Hawai'i began 60 million years ago as what geologists call a hot spot: a bulge of hot, molten rock about 250 miles wide running down 1900 miles to our planet's iron core. It rose to the Pacific Ocean plate where it melted the rock and turned to magma, broke out of the Earth's crust as lava, and eventually turned to land. Today on Honolulu's home island, O'ahu, there are the remnants of two huge volcanoes, Waianae and Ko'olau. More...
Entertainment on Honolulu, Hawaii
As the geographical center of the Pacific, Honolulu is also the entertainment capital of this vast region. There is much to do and see in its many entertainment venues. More...
Dining and Drinking on Oahu
Honolulu is a city that is rich in dining and drinking choices. Cuisine from all cultures can be found here in abundance. The competition to capture part of the tourist market (5 million people annually) makes restaurants innovative and very conscious of quality. Whether you are in the mood for seafood, Chinese, Italian, French, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, or good old American fare, Honolulu, Hawaii will not disappoint you. More...
Where To Stay in Hawaii, Honolulu
Five million people per year visit the island of O'ahu and the Pacific metropolis of Honolulu. It is no wonder that the island boasts some of the finest hotels in the world. It is the land of Aloha, and you'll find the famous Aloha Spirit in many of the fine area hotels. Almost all of the hotels in Waikiki have Japanese speaking personnel, and the spirit of Aloha is very much alive throughout the hospitality industry.
Honolulu by the NumbersElevation: 7 feet
Average Annual Rainfall: 21.6 inches
Average January Temperature: 73 degrees F
Average July Temperature: 80 degrees F
Time Zone: GMT-10
Country Dialing Code: 1
Area Code: 808
Population: 371,657 in Honolulu, 1 million+ on Oahu
Ethnic Mix: 19.67% Caucasian; 1.62% African-American; 6.85% Hawaiian natives; 4.37% Hispanic; 55.85% Asian
Industries: Oil, electronics, computers, automobile manufacturing, aerospace industries, agriculture, telecommunications, chemicals, mining, processing and packaging
Did You Know?
The bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 by Japan triggered the entrance of the United States into World War II and the imposition of martial law until 1944. Pearl Harbor is today one of the most frequently visited tourist attractions in Hawaii. Interestingly, Pearl Harbor has as many visitors from Japan as it does from the United States.
Located on the southern end of Oahu, Honolulu is a harbor city located 2550 miles southwest of Los Angeles. Honolulu is dually the capital and the largest city in the Hawaiian Islands. The island of Oahu is situated within the Hawaiian Islands to the southeast of Kauai and northwest of Maui.