Honolulu’s Waikiki neighborhood is best-known for its namesake beach, but there’s plenty of things to do offshore, too. Wander the boutiques and shops along Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues, then plan a visit to Honolulu Zoo, now open again for visitors. Soak up some sun at the world-famous Waikiki Beach, then stick around to enjoy the area’s vibrant nightlife after dark.
Built in 1881 by King Kalakaua, Iolani Palace in Honolulu was the official royal residence of Hawaii’s last two reigning monarchs. Explore the beautifully restored rooms and lavish apartments, including the private living quarters where Queen Liliuokalani remained imprisoned after the monarchy’s fall. The palace is open again for a reduced number of visitors, with advance bookings required.