Things to Do in Honolulu

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The largest open-air flea market in Hawaii, the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet takes place every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday in the parking lot surrounding... Read More

Hawaiian shirts sell for as little as $4, but vintage varieties from the 1930s will set you back thousands of dollars. Read More

This slightly off-the-beaten-path bar in Chinatown is known among locals for its impressive selection of beers — more than 150 from around the... Read More

Probably the best museum complex in the world for everything Polynesian (as well as Melanesian and Micronesian), the Bishop is Hawaii’s most famous... Read More

Bob’s sells one product mainly, the evocative and characteristically Hawaiian four-string guitar. There are ukes of ribbon-grained koa that cost... Read More

Near the base of Diamond Head—the extinct volcanic crater about three miles west of Waikiki—a steady stream of surfers and hikers make their way down a... Read More

The largest museum in the state, downtown’s Honolulu Museum of Art was founded in 1922 and is now home to 50,000 pieces, including one of the biggest ... Read More

Make the trip to the zoo, pausing to inspect a massive immobile tortoise taking a dust bath, then gawping at the unlikely spectacle of an ambulating... Read More

Opened in 1994, this eatery has been at the forefront of Chinatown’s trendy renaissance. Island-born chef Glenn Chu channels his grandmother&rsquo... Read More

Henry Adaniya might be the city’s most improbable new restaurateur. He closed his acclaimed Chicago restaurant Trio—where chefs Rick... Read More

Hawaii is the only state that was once a monarchy (before it was overthrown and annexed by the U.S. in 1893), and the best place to get a sense of how... Read More

Located at the east end of Waikiki, Kapiolani Park is home to Hawaii’s famous Diamond Head (a volcanic crater), as well as the Honolulu Zoo. The... Read More

This is the biggest and best of Oahu’s many farmer’s markets, which happens every Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings near Diamond Head at the... Read More

Owned by the Kona Brewing Company, the Koko Marina Pub is located on the docks of the Koko Marina Center and provides diners with expansive views of the... Read More

Located in Chinatown, this Honolulu department store is easily recognizable by the words “LAI FONG” written in large red letters across the... Read More

Established in 1952 by the grandson of Portuguese immigrants, Leonard’s is best known for its malasadas, traditional Portuguese pastries made of... Read More

Located in the Halekulani Hotel, Lewers Lounge evokes the feel of New York’s swankiest cocktail bars with a touch of Hawaiian hospitality. The... Read More

Located in the hills high above Honolulu on Tantalus Mountain—overlooking the city and the Pacific Ocean—the Liljestrand House is the finest example of... Read More

Part Irish pub and part local Hawaiian eatery, Murphy’s Bar and Grill is a casual neighborhood gathering spot for local businesspeople and... Read More

A must for any music lover visiting Hawaii, Next Door is known as one of the premier music venues in Honolulu. The combination bar and performance venue... Read More

Located in the Ala Moana shopping center, Panya Bistro is an offshoot of the Panya Bakery, a Japanese bakery founded by Alice and Annie Yeung. The... Read More

In the mall next to the iconic Aloha Tower, this shop has hundreds of unique pieces of island jewelry in sterling silver and 14-karat gold, Chinese jade... Read More

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