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Honolulu is the colourful capital of Hawaii, set on the island of Oahu and surrounded by dramatic cliffsides and beautiful coastlines. This city makes for a dream Hawaiian getaway with eclectic inner city neighbourhoods, great shopping hubs, colourful cultures and picture-perfect beaches with chic beachfront bars. Honolulu is particularly famed for its delectable local cuisines which include fresh seafood dishes and salads, and the city is also celebrated for its amazing surfing conditions. With boundless fun opportunities in Honolulu, where would you start? At the beaches of course! Head to Waikiki beach, Hawaii’s most famous and happening beach with pristine white sands, thrilling water sports, boutique resorts, plenty of restaurants and bars and breath-taking sunsets. For a more serene beach experience with fewer crowds, take a hike down to the rocky Halona Beach Cove and enjoy picturesque views of the island and ocean. Waimanalo Beach is another idyllic coastal spot of Honolulu with super-soft white sands, ironwood trees, dazzling turquoise waters and mountainous vistas - perfect for a beach stroll, picnic day or sunbathing session. Brightsun Travel offers cheap flights to Honolulu, so you can plan the ultimate paradise getaway here.
Honolulu is a fantastic cultural and historic hub with many immersive experiences and attractions. Visit Iolani Palace, a National Historic Landmark and the only official royal palace in the US. This beautifully restored royal residence was built in 1882 and is now open to the public for tours. Another immersive attraction in Honolulu is Pearl Harbour, a series of five eye-opening historic sites dedicated to the horrific air attack that started World War II in America. To dig even deeper into Honolulu’s culture and history, step inside the Bishop Museum, the largest museum in the state with millions of Hawaiian artifacts, photographs, documents and educational programmes, and one of the world’s largest collections of natural history specimens. After learning about Honolulu’s cultures, you can explore the city’s incredible natural wonders; take the scenic hiking trail to the summit of Diamond Head, the famous volcano crater of Honolulu for amazing views of the city and its coastline, and climb to the Spitting Cave of Portlock to witness dramatic waves crash against beautiful sea cliffs. Book discount airfares to Honolulu with Brightsun and look forward to lots of exploration in this breath-taking Hawaiian city.