The Honolulu airport is like no other we have been in. First, the smell of the lei stands is refreshing after a long flight. Second, it is easy to find your way around. Third, the personnel are helpful, incoming passengers are thrilled to be there, and outgoing passengers are so mellow after their island visit.
The drive to Waikiki is filled with promise of many adventures. The Aloha Tower and Marketplace is on the right, and up a few blocks are the Iolani Palace, Hawaii State Capital, and the Honolulu Academy of Art. Continuing on past the Ward Center, Ala Moana Center, and Ala Moana Park, cross over the Ala Wai Canal and past the marina to Waikiki’s main street, Kalakaua Avenue.