Points of Interest
Battleship Missouri Memorial
Battleship Row at Pearl Harbor
Walk in the footsteps of General Douglas McArthur aboard this historic vessel that served its nation for six decades. As the last U.S. battleship ever built, the “Mighty Mo” survived kamikaze attacks and was the site for the Japanese surrender of World War II. Both guided and audio tours are available of the decks and quarters of the massive ship which is more than three football fields long and 20 stories tall.
Note: Due to increased security measures, no backpacks, purses, diaper bags, luggage, fanny packs, shipping bags, camera bags, large cameras or other items that allow concealment will be allowed. Thank you for your cooperation.
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day
Admission: General $16.00 Guided Tour $22.00 Youth (4 – 12) $8.00
Children (3 and under) Free
Diamond Head Crater
A 45-minute hike up steep hills, stairways and tunnels will lead you to the summit of this 760-foot high extinct volcano. Its name originated during the 19th century when sailors mistook its glistening calcite crystal rocks for diamonds. Once you ascend to the peak, this highly popular Hawaiian attraction offers a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and Waikiki Beach. On a clear day, you can see Molokai, Lanai and Maui plus the entire Leeward coast.
Hours: Daily 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Admission: $1.00 per person Parking: $5.00 per car
Dole Plantation 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway
Learn everything you ever wanted to know about this tasty member of the bromeliad family as you tour the restored plantation of Jim Dole, the “Pineapple King.” The estate is home to the Pineapple Garden Maze, masterfully sculpted out of 11,400 colorful Hawaiian plants. The maze’s 2-acre length and 1.7 miles of paths make it the world’s largest outdoor labyrinth. Complete your “Pineapple Experience” with a trip to the gift shop for official Dole brand merchandise.
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day
Admission: $5.00 General $3.00 Youth (4-12 years) Free for children (3 years & under)
Halona “Blow Hole” Kolanianaole Highway
Named after the Hawaiian word for “peering place,” this ocean geyser is a natural yet unpredictable wonder. When breaking surf inside the Kaiwi Channel is forced through an “L” shaped lava tube, the tremendous pressure periodically creates a spectacular explosion of water.
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Corner of King and Richard Streets
The only state palace on U.S. soil was the residence of the last monarchs of Hawaii. It was completed in 1882 for King Kalakaua and his sister-successor Queen Liliuokalani and remained in royal hands until the 1893 overthrow. From 1893 until 1968, it served as Hawaii’s official capitol. The Palace Galleries showcase crown jewels and a royal collection of vases and paintings. Both docent-guided or self-guided tours are available.
Hours: Monday, closed
Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Guided Tours 9:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Audio Tours 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults $20.00 (13 years & older) Youth $5.00 (12 years and under)
Children 5 years and under not permitted on upper levels
Honolulu Zoo 51 Kapahulu Avenue
Nestled in the heart of Kapiolani Park, this is the only U.S. zoo originating from a king’s grant of royal lands to the people. More than 1,300 animals representing 300 species live in natural habitats offering “up close and personal” glimpses into the wild kingdom. Highlights include the Karibuni Reserve African Savannah, Islands of the Pacific, the Tropical Forest and the Children’s Zoo.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: General: $8.00 (13 years & over) $4.00 Youth (6-12 years)
$1.00 Children (5 years & under)
Sea Life ParkHawaii41-202 Kalanianaole Highway
Stay dry or get soaking wet — it depends on how close you want to be to the performers at this
first-class marine attraction. Enjoy the aquatic antics of dolphins, sea lions and penguins amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Koolau Mountains and Makapuu Beach. Highlights include Dolphin
Cove, Stingray Lagoon, Sea Turtle Lagoon and the Hawaiian Reef.
Hours: Daily, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission: General: $31.20 (13 years & over) $26.52 Seniors (60 years & over)
$25.00 Youth (4-12 years) Free for children (3 years & under)
Waikiki Aquarium 2777 Kalakaua Avenue
Immerse yourself in wondrous underwater worlds at the third oldest public aquarium in the United States, located alongside the vast coral reefs of Waikiki. Marvel at 2,500 aquatic animals including reef sharks, living corals, endangered Hawaiian monk seals, sea jellies and myriads of exotic multicolored fish. Exhibits include the Edge of the Reef, the Mahi Mahi Hatchery and the Coral Farm.
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
New Years Day
Admission: General: $9.00 (10 years & over) Seniors: $6.00 (60 years & over)
Youth: $4.00 (13-17 years) Children: $2.00 (5-12 years)
Free for children (4 years & under)
BishopMuseum1525 Bernice Street
Interactive exhibits, hula demonstrations, live music performances and planetarium shows all share the natural wonders and the rich island heritage of Hawaii. Designated the State Museum on National and Cultural History in 1988, the Bishop Museum houses the world’s largest collection of Hawaiian and Polynesian antiquities. Visit a full-sized replica of an ancient hut, and hundreds of rare artifacts from across the Pacific Rim in the Hawaiian Hall.
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Admission: Adults: $14.95 Seniors: $11.95 (65 years & over) Youth: $11.95 (4 -12 years)
Children: $6.95 (3 years & under)
MissionHouses Museum553 South King Street
Visit the three original buildings that served as the Sandwich Islands Mission, Hawaii’s first Christian mission. Constructed between 1821 and 1841, these beautifully preserved structures were built in New England and shipped to Hawaii to house American Protestant missionaries and their families. Guided tours and living history demonstrations teach more about the daily lives of these 19th century pioneers who shared their faith with the native tribes from the village of Honolulu. Daily tours are at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed: Sundays & Mondays, All federal holidays, All state holidays
Admission: General: $10.00 Seniors $8.00 (62 years & over) Youth $8.00 (6-12 years)
Children: Free (5 years & under)
Polynesian Cultural Center 55.370 Kamehameha Highway
Celebrate 5,000 years of Polynesian culture and folklore at this 42-acre paradise and living museum on the scenic north shore of Oahu. Canoe rides through re-created tribal villages of the islands of Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa and Tahiti are available. Friendly natives offer demonstrations on quilting, fishing, cooking, games and even creating clothing from bark. Complete your visit by experiencing the food, music and dance of an authentic Hawaiian luau.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 12:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Admission: General: $40.00 (12 years & over) Youth: $30.00 (3-11 years)
Free for children (2 years & under)
USS Arizona Memorial and Museum
Highway H-1 West at Exit 15-A
Experience living history at this somber tribute to the 1,777 crewmen who lost their lives on December 7th, 1941 aboard the USS Arizona. The museum’s exhibits display photos, letters, telegrams and fragments of Japanese warplanes. A 23-minute documentary offers an insightful historical perspective into the attack on Pearl Harbor and America’s entry into World War II. A short boat ride will take you to the Memorial, which straddles the hull of the sunken battleship.
Note: Due to increased security measures, no backpacks, purses, diaper bags, luggage, fanny packs, shipping bags, camera bags, large cameras or other items that allow concealment will be allowed.
Hours: Daily, Visitor Center 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tours 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (1 hour 15 minutes)
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day
AlaMoana Center1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
This 50-acre shopper’s paradise is the largest open-air shopping center in the United States. Pristine landscaping, fishponds and a rich international decor surround more than 200 retailers. Anchors such as Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Sears are accented with an eclectic mix of specialty merchants. The Makai Market Food Courtoffers delicacies from around the world.
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
Hilo Hattie — The Store of Hawaii 700 North Mimitz Highway
More than a popular tourist destination, this is a Hawaiian institution. Hilo Hattie is not only a retailer but also a manufacturer of resort and tropical apparel. Discover the state’s largest selection of fashions, T-shirts, gifts, novelties, gourmet foods and local jewelry. Friendly vendors, live music, handicraft demonstrations, lei greetings, free refreshments and tasty samples of island delights welcome shoppers. Free shuttle service is available. Please see the Concierge for schedules and information.
Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
RoyalHawaiian Shopping Center2201 Kalakaua Avenue
Your shopping excursion throughout this four-level complex is always complemented by daily events such as Polynesian shows, hula dancers, ukulele players and lei-making lessons. Choose from more than 150 shops and cart vendors offering exclusive designer apparel, swimwear, sporting goods, jewelry and Hawaiian craft stores. Restaurants range from food court snack vendors to full-service eateries.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
The world’s largest fleet of passenger submarines will take you to depths of 90 feet below the coast of Waikiki, Maui and Kona. In spacious, air-conditioned comfort, you can watch nature’s undersea treasures through extra large viewing ports. As you submerge you will discover the vibrant colors of exotic fish, coral life and the surrounding seawater as it filters out the spectrum of sunlight.
E Noa Tours
For almost 30 years, E Noa Tours has offered a wide range of expertly narrated sightseeingbr> adventures. Enjoy the engaging narratives of guidesbr> who are all certified by the state of Hawaii. Packages include excursions to Pearl Harbor, the State Capitol, Circle Island, Punchbowl Crater, the Battleship Missouri, the Dole Plantation, Chinatown and more.
Trained naturalists escort small groups of hikers to forested valleys, coastal vistas, secluded waterfalls, extinct volcanoes and archeological sites with ancient temples and cave drawings. In addition to the thrills of experiencing the wonders of nature firsthand, tourists can learn about the geology, botany and indigenous plant and wildlife of the region. Eco-tours can be customized to please both the novice and the experienced outdoor lover.
Polynesian Adventure Tours
Sightsee your way around the Hawaiian Islands in first-class style. Package tours include visits to the state’s most famous natural and man-made wonders — beaches, mountain summits, volcanoes, lush rainforests and shopping centers. Highlights include excursions to Diamond Head, Mount Tantalus, the Nuuanu Valley and Kailua State Park, as well as shopping sprees to Waikele Premium Outlets and the Aloha Flea Market Express.
Cruise in deluxe motorcoaches with knowledgeable drivers and guides in these half-day and one day tours that treat visitors to Hawaii’s best. Learn fact from folklore as you explore beaches, canyons, waterfalls, botanical gardens and historical landmarks. The Ali’i Kai catamaran offers coastal cruises to the memorials at Pearl Harbor as well as luxury dinner cruises.
Ala Wai Golf Course (3 mi) 404 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu
18 holes, 5817 yards
Par for course: 72
Coral Creek Golf Course91-1111 Geiger RoadEwa Beach
Hawaii Kai Golf Course
8902 Kalanianaole Highway, Hawaii Kai
Koolau Golf Club45-550 Kionaole Road, Kaneohe
Ko Olina Golf Club92-1220 Aliinui DriveKapolei
Mililani Golf Club95-176 Kuahelani AvenueMililani
Pearl Country Club98-535 Kaonohi Street, Aiea
Waikele Golf Club94-200 Paioa Place, Waipahu
Soak up some rays, watch a picture-postcard sunset or take a stroll on world-famous Waikiki Beach. Spend the day searching for shells or scanning the shoreline, where you may catch a glimpse of whales or dolphins swimming offshore. For more information, contact the Concierge at extension 6368.
Just two blocks from the hotel, Ala Moana Beach Park is a favorite for the local residents. “Ala Moana” is Hawaiian for the “Path to the Sea” and is a beautiful 76-acre park consisting of a beach and general recreation area. “Magic Island,” adjacent to Ala Moana, includes another 30 acres. This beach is noted for excellent swimming, surfing and body boarding. There are cool shaded picnic facilities and grassy areas for family outings.