A natural paradise that offers perfect beaches, majestic volcanoes, glorious rainforests, and an ancient Polynesian culture, it's no wonder that so many who come to Hawaii return again and again. Enjoy papaya and pineapple unlike anything you can taste on the mainland plus slabs of fresh sashimi and artisan craftwork made from local woods like koa, mango, and macadamia nut. Whether you want to take in a breathtaking sunrise hike to Makapu Point, enjoy water sports like surfing, scuba diving, or parasailing, or prefer to lay out on the beach with a Mai Tai, Honolulu provides ample opportunity to relax and enjoy the view.
Hawaii has the most multi-ethnic population in the United States. More than 20% of Hawaiians claim a mixed background.
If you ask for directions in Honolulu expect a unique answer. Locals will use “makai” to direct you towards the sea and “mauka” to send you towards the mountains.
Iolani Palace in downtown Honolulu is the only royal palace in the United States.