Sleep To do Hotspots Local love

This is Honolulu. We're going to show you the best time to visit, where you should stay, what you should do and some local tips to make sure you make the most of your time in Honolulu.

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Average price range $210 - $275


Trump International Waikiki Beach Walk

Seeking opulence and impeccable service? The Trump International Waikiki Beach Walk is trivago's top-pick for luxury lodging in Honolulu, ensuring your stay is equal parts glamorous and relaxing.

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Vive Hotel Waikiki

Looking for a budget-friendly stay? The Vive Hotel Waikiki is trivago's top pick for accommodation that won't break the bank in Honolulu, leaving you with more to spend enjoying the city.

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To do

Learn to surf at Waikiki Beach

Nearly synonymous with surfing, Waikiki is a great place for beginners to learn to surf. Waikiki has nice, small longboard waves perfect for beginner lessons. A further paddle from shore will bring you to some moderate sized waves once you’ve mastered the basics. Board rentals and lessons can be arranged right on the beach.

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    “One of my favorite things to do in Honolulu is to take a sailboat or catamaran ride out into the gorgeous blue waters off Waikiki. Diamond Head is so beautiful from that vantage point and December through April you can actually see whales breaching and playing. It’s truly magical.”

    Jamie McLaughlin, Oahu Visitors Bureau

  • The Polynesian Cultural Center

    Visit the Pacific Island villages of the Polynesian Cultural Center for an immersive Hawaiian experience.

  • Diamond Head Hike

    Hike to the top of Diamond Head for an unparalleled view of Honolulu.

  • Shangri La Estate Tour

    Tour the famous Shangri La estate and its impressive collection of Islamic art.

  • More Insider Tips

    More tips available via Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Local love

“Winter in Hawaii is always exciting. Oahu’s North Shore has some of the biggest waves you’ll ever see (or surf!) Plus, it’s whale season!”

Jasmine Lombardi
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