The epicenter of Oahu's tropical playground, Honolulu provides the world's best excuse to jet to the center of the Pacific Ocean. From its pounding North Shore surf to the powder-white sands of Kailua and the bright lights of Waikiki Beach, it's the ultimate outdoor destination. Of course, there's also the token mai tai bars and a shopping center you'll never want to leave. But where else can you hike a volcano in the morning, crater snorkel at lunch time and go surfing in the afternoon? Add a climate where sunny days fade into warm, sultry nights, and its no wonder they call it paradise.
Tikis, leis and luaus are the familiar icons of Hawaii, known the world over for its aloha spirit. Upon this foundation of rich cultural heritage, Honolulu has birthed a burgeoning downtown arts scene and hip club culture that has breathed new life into its historical center - home to the only royal palace in the US. The city's fast-growing food truck fleet have made the island's many delicacies even more accessible, and Honolulu's haute organic movement has now put many of its restaurants on the world map.
Ultimately, the heartbeat of Honolulu is its welcoming, hospitable community. More Asian than American, but with a distinctly Polynesian soul, there's no place like Hawaii. But when you touch down in Honolulu, its locals will make you feel right at home.
Inhabitants in United States:: 323,128,231
Inhabitants in Honolulu:: 402,500
Official language: English
Currency: US Dollars
Time zone: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time
Emergency number: 911
Country phone code: 808
Country code: +1
Local transportation: City bus, taxi
|Inhabitants in United States:||323,128,231|
|Inhabitants in Honolulu:||402,500|
|Time zone||Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time|
|Country phone code||808|
|Local transportation||City bus, taxi|
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