Honolulu, Hawaii a Mix of Natural Beauty and History
Oct 26, 2017
The island of Honolulu is not only the capital of the state of Hawaii, it is a place steeped in world history and stunning landscape. It is no wonder why Honolulu is a draw for so many people from around the world. One of the must-see attractions in Honolulu is the Pearl Harbor Memorial. Its somber remembrance can only be understood when seen firsthand. After taking the tour of the memorial, you can rent a kayak or paddle board and get close to the memorial. While in the water Pearl Harbor takes on a whole new perspective and one can imagine what it must have been like that horrible day of December 7th, 1941. Of course, not all activity in the waters of the Pacific around Honolulu need be so dreary. As you paddle along the waters you have a chance to see coral teeming with marine life below you. Countless fish, sea anemones and sharks frequent the reefs, giving you ample opportunity to experience these sea creatures firsthand. You may also see large pods of humpback whales, having migrated from Alaskan waters to the warm Hawaiian climate.
There are just as many things to do on land in Honolulu. Rent a scooter and experience the Hawaiian outdoors as you trek from hiking locations like the elevated volcanic trail in Diamond Head State Monument to the Koko Crater Trail. If you prefer more of an off-road adventure, the island is covered with numerous biking trails. Rent a bicycle and peddle your way through Honolulu’s emerald jungles, and down to the long sandy beaches. Waikiki is one such beach where you can park your bicycle and rent a surfboard and test the famous waters. If you just want to cruise the beach and stay dry, then ATV rentals are also there for your enjoyment.
All in all, Honolulu is an outdoor adventurer’s dream.