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Urban Oahu

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Who said paradise can't be found in Hawaii? Urban paradise is not an oxymoron in the Hawaiian sense. In fact, it's a way of life for more than a million people here on Oahu, and it's a great way of life at that! Visitors to Oahu shouldn't miss a few great days in the big metropolis of Honolulu. Day 1: Kahala/Diamond Head area Day 2: Waikiki Day 3: Ala Moana/Downtown area read more about Urban Oahu

Hau Tree Lanai

Hau Tree Lanai

  • 2863 Kalakaua Ave
  • In the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel
  • tel:808/921-7066
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96815
Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel

Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel

  • 2005 Kalia Road
  • tel:+1 808 949 4321 / +1 800 774 1500(Toll Free)
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96815
Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace

  • 364 S King St
  • At S. King and Richards sts
  • tel:800/532-1051
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96813
Kahala Hotel & Resort

Kahala Hotel & Resort

  • 5000 Kahala Ave
  • Next to the Waialae Country Club
  • tel:808-739-8888
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96816

In one of Oahu's most prestigious residential areas, The Kahala Hotel & Resort offers the peace and serenity of a neighbor-island vacation, but with the conveniences of Waikiki just a 10-minute drive away. Set amongst exoctic gardens, waterfalls and a salt-water lagoon home to playful Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, tropical fish and sea turtles, The Kahala recently completed a multi-million dollar makeover of all its guest rooms, suites, and public spaces. The 6.5 acre property sits on a crescent shaped beach overlooking both Diamond Head and Koko Head craters. The 306 guest rooms are spacious at an average size of 550 square feet. Its luxurious 32 suites are in constant demand. All rooms and suites have recently been redone in the resort's signature "Kahala Chic" design, a contemporary look with an open and airy tropical feel reflecting the elegant island lifestyle enjoyed in residential Kahala. In-room amenities include two-line phones, 40-inch flat screen televisions, large bathrooms with free-standing glass showers, large soaking tubs, and "his" and "her" dressing areas. Other extras that make this property outstanding: Hawaiian cultural programs, shuttle service to Waikiki and major shopping centers, free scuba lessons in the pool, Dolphin Quests's educational interactive programs, a great year-round children's program, and a variety of water activities ranging from outrigger canoe surfing to fly fishing. A must-do indulgence is The Kahala Spa, which features treatments in rooms designed for individualized massages, body scrubs, and facials. The spa also offers manicures, pedicures, one-blade shaves and teeth whitening services. Facilities: 5 restaurants (including Hoku's); 3 bars; The Kahala Spa; outdoor pool; tennis courts; fitness center w/steam rooms, Jacuzzis, and dry sauna; watersports equipment rentals; complimentary use of bikes; children's program; concierge; activities desk; car-rental desk; business center; shopping arcade; salon; room service; babysitting; laundry service; dry cleaning. read more about Kahala Hotel & Resort

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort

  • 2365 Kalakaua Ave
  • Ocean side of the street, across from Kaiulani St
  • tel:800/325-3535
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  • Honolulu, 96815
Mai Tai Bar (The)

Mai Tai Bar (The)

  • 2259 Kalakaua Avenue
  • (Royal Hawaiian Hotel)
  • tel:808 923 7311
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  • Honolulu, 96815
Waikiki Aquarium

Waikiki Aquarium

  • 2777 Kalakaua Ave
  • Across from Kapiolani Park
  • tel:808/923-9741
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96815
Duke's Restaurant & Barefoot Bar

Duke's Restaurant & Barefoot Bar

  • 2335 Kalakaua Avenue
  • (Outrigger Waikiki Hotel)
  • tel:808 922 2268
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  • Honolulu, 96815
La Mariana

La Mariana

  • 50 Sand Island Rd
  • tel:808/848-2800
  • Honolulu, 96813
Alan Wong's Restaurant

Alan Wong's Restaurant

  • 1857 South King Street, third floor
  • (Between Punahou and McCully streets)
  • tel:+1 808 949 2526
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  • Honolulu, 96826
Royal Hawaiian

Royal Hawaiian

  • 2259 Kalakaua Ave
  • At Royal Hawaiian Ave., on the ocean side of the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center
  • tel:800/325-3535
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  • Honolulu, 96815
Pipeline Cafe

Pipeline Cafe

  • 805 Pohukaina Street
  • tel:808 589 1999
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  • Honolulu, 96814
Honolulu Academy of Arts

Honolulu Academy of Arts

  • 900 S. Beretania St
  • Thomas Square Historic District
  • tel:808/532-8700
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  • Honolulu, 96814
Lewers Lounge

Lewers Lounge

  • 2199 Kalia Road
  • Halekulani Hotel
  • tel:808 823 2311 / 800 367 2343
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  • Honolulu, 96815
Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

  • 1 Arizona Memorial Place
  • tel:+1 808 422 2771
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96818

More than a million people a year pay tribute to the U.S. Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese laid siege to the Pacific port, and is considered "ground zero" for America's entry into World War II. The USS Arizona serves as the final resting place for over one thousand crew members, whose names remain engraved on the white wall of the floating memorial. read more about Pearl Harbor

Honolulu Zoo

Honolulu Zoo

  • 151 Kapahulu Ave
  • Between Paki and Kalakaua aves., at entrance to Kapiolani Park
  • tel:808/971-7171
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96815
Waikiki

Waikiki

  • Waikiki Beachfront
  • tel:+1 808 951 4088/ +1 888 904 4088 (Information Center)
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96815

If you're coming to Oahu, at least once during your visit, you must make your way to Waikiki. Take off your shoes and wiggle your toes in the warm, golden sand. The two-mile stretch of beach along Kalakaua Avenue is home to some iconic hotels and monuments such as the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Duke Kahanamoku statue, and the ghostly Nattatorium War Memorial. If you're feeling particularly daring, ask a beach boy for a surf lesson at Queen's or Canoes. As the sun sets, make your way to Duke's Restaurant and Barefoot Bar for a cocktail and to watch the longboarders catch peaceful rides to shore. Then, if you have energy, enjoy the nightlife at the Skybar, Rumors, or any of Waikiki's several night clubs and bars. read more about Waikiki

Ryan's Grill

Ryan's Grill

  • 1200 Ala Moana Boulevard
  • Ward Center
  • tel:808 591 9132
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  • Honolulu, 96814
Diamond Head State Monument

Diamond Head State Monument

  • Diamond Head Road and 18th Avenue
  • tel:(808)587-0300
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96815

One of the most famous volcanic craters in the world, Diamond Head overlooks Oahu's southeastern shores. The crater was originally named "Laeahi" because its silhouette resembles the "brow of the tuna." British sailors gave it its current name upon arrival on Oahu's shores because the calcite crystals on the crater glistened in the sunlight from a distance. They mistakenly thought there might be diamonds in the mountain. The crater is over 3,500 feet in diameter, and visitors can climb to the 760-foot summit. The observation deck was constructed at the summit in 1910 to provide military target sightings. The trail is paved almost the entire way but can be steep in spots. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring water on the hike, as there is no fountain up top. read more about Diamond Head State Monument

Halekulani

Halekulani

  • 2199 Kalia Rd
  • At the ocean end of Lewers St
  • tel:800/367-2343
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96815
Aloha Tower Marketplace

Aloha Tower Marketplace

  • 1 Aloha Tower Dr
  • On the waterfront between piers 8 and 11, Honolulu Harbor
  • tel:808/528-5700
  • Visit website
  • Honolulu, 96813
Ala Moana Beach Park

Ala Moana Beach Park

Honolulu Harbor

Honolulu Harbor

  • Honolulu Waterfront
  • Honolulu, 96813