Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Honolulu

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  • MFamily3
    Denver, CO127 contributions
    Starts of as a light nature walk and ends with a somewhat challenging stair climb. Not recommended for those with mobility issues. My older teen loved the hike and the views. My younger daughter did not enjoy the hike, but loved the views. We opted to do the 6-8am time slot to avoid the crowds
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Teresa P
    5 contributions
    Educational museums on site , free admission ( no purses or backpacks aloud) $6.00 fee to use locker. Additional charge to ride boat, need to reserve ahead of time.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Josefina T
    Pasig, Philippines12 contributions
    The palace itself was beautiful plus the history of the kings and royalty of Hawaii was very enlightening and heart-rending too!
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Karen
    15 contributions
    The bay is amazing and you do see a great number of creatures in the water. We enjoyed our time, but getting tickets online was impossible (sold out in under 3-5 minutes) and the walk up tickets are chaotic. If you come before the park opens, be ware that you have to wait in your vehicle on the road and you should come from Honolulu and not the east/north or you will be in the wrong lanes and have to move out of line.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • Paul S
    San Diego, California381 contributions
    The path is paved with asphalt and about 9' wide from the parking area to the observation platforms at the top. There are several information boards on the path. Rest areas are along the path. No shade, no water, no services. Great views of the ocean, surrounding area and the lighthouse.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Flymia
    Miami, FL1,245 contributions
    There is no way you can't visit this site when on Oahu. It is a must. It is well done and respectful memory for those lost on such a tragic day. The entire memorial is well done.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Wikumj
    Bromley, UK202 contributions
    A great hike for beginners who are only visiting Honolulu for a short time, as this doesn’t take long and is close to Honolulu city. This is a jungle trek with a chance to experience the lush green forests of Oahu while still on a relatively easy path (note it is uphill, but still would be doable by most ages and abilities). The mile long hike took us about 90 mins in total (there and back). Do douse yourself in plenty of mosquito repellant as we got bitten a couple of times. The greenery along the way are as good as the waterfall at the end. For the more adventurous, bring swimwear for a dip in the pool under the waterfall.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Anna S
    2 contributions
    I don't hike very often and this hike definitely pushed my abilities but it was totally worth it. The views at the top of the trail were beautiful and it was cool to see some of the bunkers that were left.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Tom P
    7 contributions
    The good part is that there is lots to do in and near Waikiki Beach. Yes it's a tourist town, but then again there are great shops, restaurants, bars and music everywhere. If you're staying a couple of blocks from the beach then be prepared for lots of noise. This is not a quite get-away type place, it's busy, loud with lots of energy.
    Written 8 August 2022
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  • Teacher20052013
    DeLand, FL561 contributions
    Last year we visited Pearl Harbor and this year we wanted to get over to the Missouri. I found a wonderful opportunity to give back all while being able to see this incredible vessel. We were able to volunteer aboard the ship and in turn we got to tour places not seen by the general public. Thank you to the amazing volunteers that lead this program and make it a reality.
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Denise R
    Sydney, Australia29 contributions
    The entrance fee to this museum is by donation. We found the exhibitions to be incredibly interesting as they showcase the war in the Pacific and the part played by people of Hawaiian/Japanese descent.
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Venetta T
    9 contributions
    We took our son to the Aviation Museum. He enjoyed seeing the planes and the maps. My husband loves History so he knew all the history and could explain it with visuals the museum offered.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • Corey W
    10 contributions
    Museum is under reservations, but Corp of Engineers are picking up the slack with information and them and the island
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • 907blaked
    Tampa, FL1,260 contributions
    This museum was very cool in the way it was organized, with the courtyards and the different galleries. It was a surprise that there were so many cool things to look at. With that said, the best part of visiting is the add-on ticket to visit Shangri-La, Doris Duke's estate. Advance tickets for Shangri-La are required and sell out quickly during busy times.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Teacher20052013
    DeLand, FL561 contributions
    We rode up to the lookout via Uber and brought some eats with us to enjoy as we watched the sun go down over Oahu far above the island. You could see everything on the west side of the island...Waikiki, Diamond Head, Honolulu.
    Written 1 August 2022
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