A May 2001 trip
to Honolulu by AndrewL
Quote: I’ve visited Honolulu a number of times over the years, always at the start or end of a longer stay somewhere else in Hawaii. Despite never being my primary destination, I feel that there is quite a bit to see and do in Honolulu.
Hotel | "Royal Hawaiian"
The rooms are well appointed. Ours came with a four post canopy bed appointed with fixtures that had local flair and offered a nice view of the courtyard.
Even if you don’t stay here, I would recommend stopping by to view the gardens and courtyard. The grounds here are quite spectacular.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 13, 2003
The Royal Hawaiian
2259 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Restaurant | "Duke's Canoe Club"
Duke’s Canoe Club is located is located right in the heart of Waikiki. You can actually walk right off the beach in to the bar. When we visited there was live music playing all day long and Duke’s was actually the center of attention, people spilling out from the bar on to the beach. All of this creates a fun beach party atmosphere during the day at Dukes. As the day turned to night the atmosphere turned a little more sedate, but still very fun.
In addition the fun atmosphere the food at Duke’s is fantastic. The menu features fresh seafood prepared in variety of local styles. Everything we had was excellent. I would recommend the mahimahi prepared with the macadamia nut crust.
2335 Kalakaua Avenue At The Outrigger Waikiki
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Hotel | "Sunday Brunch at the Royal Hawaiian"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 13, 2003
Attraction | "Arizona Memorial"
After you begin the tour you see a short film on Pearl Harbor and World War II. After the film you board a boat to ride out to the memorial. The memorial is floating in the harbor above where the Arizona sank during the attack on Pearl Harbor. You can actually see parts of the memorial in the water. On the memorial itself there is a well listing all of those who died on the Arizona. When we visited there was an Arizona survivor there and it was quite interesting and moving speaking to him.
In addition the memorials itself, there are a number of other interesting sites to see in the area. In the waiting area there is a small museum with pictures and items from World War II. Nearby, for a fee, you can tour the USS Missouri a battleship from World War II and a World War II submarine. Both of these are quite interesting and worth visiting while you are in the area. The Missouri is where the Japanese surrendered to officially end World War II. So you can tour memorials to where World War II started for and ended for the United States.
Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial
One Arizona Memorial Place
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818
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