Looking for the top things to do in Honolulu? I’ve got you covered with the best spots to eat, drink and play in Honolulu, Hawaii!
If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii, you might be wondering all the top things to do in Honolulu. Luckily, there is plenty to do in Hawaii’s capital city, located on the island of Oahu. Some of my favorite days spent in Honolulu include walking Waikiki Beach, visiting Shangri-La and of course – eating all the delicious food that only Hawaii can offer!
One thing worth noting – while Honolulu has so much to offer, it’s worth renting a car to see other parts of the island. Oahu is such a beautiful place and there is a ton to explore and see. I recommend a Makaha sunset, North Shore waves (in winter) and spending time in Haleiwa town and sunrise at Lanikai Beach.
43 Things To Do In Honolulu
Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to eat, do a little shopping, see historic sites or get in a workout, there are plenty of things to do in Honolulu!
Hike Manoa Falls
Ala Moana Center (the world’s largest open-air mall!)
Book a helicopter tour
Eat dinner at Opal Thai (arrive early!)
Walk through Chinatown and visit the fresh lei shops
Honolulu Museum of Art
Get breakfast at Lulu’s and watch the surfers
Watch sunset at Magic Island
Waikiki Beach (park at the Royal Hawaiian Center and grab an Iced Island Latte before strolling the length of the beach)
Browse the street murals at Kakaako
Buy a raft at the ABC Store (have them blow it up for a couple bucks) and float in the calm waters off Waikiki Beach
Watch a free hula show
Visit Halona Blowhole
Get a cocktail at Royal Hawaiian Hotel (and visit the museum in the basement!)
Snorkel at Hanauma Bay
Visit Honolulu’s Botanical Gardens
Take a surfing class from the Moniz family on Waikiki Beach
Queen Emma Summer Palace
Pay respects at Pearl Harbor’s USS Arizona Memorial
Visit the USS Bowfin
Walk through International Marketplace and see the Don Ho statue
Learn how to stand up paddle
Eat malasadas at Leonard’s Bakery
Eat mango pancakes at Moana Surfrider
Stop by the Aloha Collection store for a splash-proof souvenir
Leave a lei at the Duke Kahanamoku statue
Book a tee time at Ala Wai Golf Course
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