The sun always shines in Hawaii – all year round, well almost always. In this state of the United States, it is still worth taking a vacation all year round. Hawaii is a holiday paradise in many ways and can become an experience for the whole family as part of a holiday. In a sheltered bay – as the city’s official translation is – on the island of Oahu lies the capital of this fascinating state, Honolulu. More specifically, the city is located on the south coast of this island and is the largest city that exists on an island in the Pacific Ocean. The city’s residents can’t complain either. For them, the island and the city is a true paradise every day, full of experiences, even if you drive just a few kilometers further inland. The quality of life in the city is rated very high, which is also statistically proven. In 2018, the city was among the top 35 of more than 230 cities in which the quality of life was assessed.
Experiences in five districts – here downtown
Actually, you don’t even have to leave the city limits of Honolulu to have a special holiday experience and to get to know foreign cultures. Life is colorful in the five districts of the city and each district is an experience in itself. For example, there is downtown. The most important government and business buildings are located in this district and the economic center is also located in this district as well as tourist attractions such as the statue of King Kamehameha I and the Iolani Palace. Museums and theatres, the Hawaii State Capitol and Washington Place can also be found here. Here it also becomes clear in which country you are – in the United States. Holidaymakers interested in culture will definitely find what they are looking for in this district for their own personal holiday paradise for a varied and relaxing holiday. Hawaii is rich in history and thus in culture. The exhibits in the museums tell this story.
North, East, West and South of Downtown
In the east of the city, however, the dreams of holidaymakers looking for a holiday experience full of sun, sand and sea come true. Because here are the sandy beaches of the city and also the rocky coastline. In the west of the city lies the district of Waikiki and Diamond Head, the symbol of the city. The borough of Waikiki is totally geared towards tourists. Here in an exposed location by the sea there is an enormously large hotel capacity. The airport area is in the west of the city. It is also home to three residential areas and the Pearl Harbor military port, which was bombed in 1941. In addition to many lives, this attack cost the United States almost its entire Pacific fleet. This day marked the entry of the United States into World War II. North of Downtown finally borders the fifth district of the capital of Hawaii, Manoa Makiki. A special holiday experience awaits vacationers here – the extinct Punchbowl crater, which rises here in the mountainous landscape. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is also located in this district.