Honolulu

Tips and Articles in Honolulu

The reasons not to visit Honolulu are pretty close to the ones that make it irresistible. Nobody (well, just 70 percent of all visitors to Hawaii) ever goes there. Although not one of the largest cities in the United States, Honolulu is beset with...
To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend something old (a tried-and-true gem for celebrating a birthday or anniversary), something new (a dazzli...
once-in-a-lifetime trips for a once-in-a-lifetime moment The Jet Set Ring in the new millennium with a sonic boom. Aboard the Concorde, on Intrav's Ultimate Trip, you and 95 other passengers will hop your way around the globe in 18 days, touc...
Call it the Cinema Paradiso of the Pacific. On Saturdays and Sundays, the city of Honolulu erects a 30-foot movie screen for an evening of alfresco films on Kuhio Beach, a popular stretch of sand near the Kapahulu Pier on Oahu's southern shore. Cr...
By the time I show up, at 4:30 a.m., about 30,000 very wide-awake runners have gathered on the green at Honolulu's Ala Moana Beach Park, where a pre-dawn Pacific breeze rustles through banyan trees and coconut palms and lightens the moist, tropica...
Halekulani, Honolulu's top beach hotel, means "house befitting heaven" in Hawaiian, and its just-opened Polynesian spa evokes a tropical Elysium. Kapa-cloth murals, water-hyacinth pillows, and ti-leaf leis set the island vibe in seven muted suites...
Behold—markandeya!—this is the realm of art. It is the atrium of heaven," reads the inscription on the window of the Robyn Buntin of Honolulu shop, the premier Asian antiques gallery on Oahu. It's my first day in Hawaii, and unlike those travelers...
This month, three exhibitions display fashion as cultural artifact. "High Style and Hoop Skirts: 1850's Fashion," at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (465 Huntington Ave.; 617/267-9300; www.mfa.org), demonstrates how 19th-century innovations (crinolin...
Check-In Say good-bye to the front desk. At the first location of Hyatt’s new spin-off brand, Andaz Liverpool Street, in London’s East End, a host will meet you at the door and check you in with a tablet PC on the way to the room. Phones ...
Dodge dim sum. Hold the raves on risotto. Here's the lowdown on Stars and Stripes for the taste buds. Sure, you might have to drive out of the comfort zone, yell your order, or share a table with strangers. It doesn't faze you at all. You crave th...
Art Europe London “From Russia: French and Russian Master Paintings, 1870–1925, from Moscow and St. Petersburg,” at the Royal Academy of Arts (through April 18; royalacademy.org.uk). This exhibition, highlighting one international love affair b...
See the results and vote for your favorite city! And then there were six. Six cities. Six contenders. And only one can grab the title of America’s Favorite City. Round #2 of travelandleisure.com’s interactive bracket game is complete. And Cinder...
Often when I am deskbound at the office I do what millions of others routinely do: Google my escape. I do this not by scanning for more books I won’t read or by taking up the kind offers made by Internet services eager to improve the quality of my...