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Planning the Perfect Honolulu Vacation

When most people think of Honolulu, they imagine bright sunshine, clear water, palm trees, and a complete break from everyday stress. This destination, with its incredible climate and beautiful nature, is certainly kissed by the gods. Because I know you want to make the best out of your Honolulu holiday, I’m going to help you plan it.

Find the Right Accommodations

How to plan the perfect Honolulu holiday

Every destination has its own vibe. In order to to fully indulge into the spirit of the place, your accommodations have to match your expectations. What’s even more important is that you stay close to the things that interest you so you don’t waste precious time getting from one place to another.

Before we begin highlighting Honolulu’s places of interest, it’s important to note two things:

  1. Timing matters. Prices in Honolulu change with the seasons, so if your dates are flexible, check this guide in advance.
  2. There’s a lot to see in Honolulu. Know what you want do before you book your plane ticket.

Don’t Miss Waikiki Beach

If your main point of interest is Waikiki Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world, you can rest assured that you’ll have a blast. This is one of the most developed areas for tourists and offers plenty of opportunities for water sports, spas, shopping, dining, and nightlife. Charge your camera, book a hotel near Waikiki Beach, and pack your bags.

Check Out the International Market Place

Honolulu international market

Image via Flickr by jdnx

If you’re a foodie and you want to try to eat your way to happiness while enjoying a fancy shopping experience and a hula show every night, don’t miss the International Market Place. Try booking your accommodations nearby so you don’t waste any time.

Go to Hawaii for Work

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Image via Wikimedia by Vernon Brown

Visiting Honolulu for a work event and need to be near the Hawaii Convention Center? Lucky you! Wherever you decide to stay, you won’t miss a thing. All the great hotels are right next door.

Travel to Honolulu With the Kids

Giant_clams_and_fish_at_Waikiki_Aquarium

Image via Wikimedia by Meowmeow10

We don’t travel with kids yet, but we’ve seen our friends struggle to keep theirs entertained while on holiday. If you’re planning a trip with kids and want to ensure a fantastic trip to Hawaii, put the Waikiki Aquarium, the Honolulu Zoo, and Kapiolani Park at the top of your list.\

Visit for the Photo Opportunities

There are more traveling photographers around the world than most of us can imagine, and Honolulu attracts tons of them. Whether you’re shooting for a personal blog or looking to capture images for a stock website, this is the perfect place to be. Check this map of locations recommended by local photographers.

Plan a Honolulu Adventure

Hawaii-trekkingDon’t think that Honolulu is just beaches, sand, and palm trees. The place is truly blessed with incredible nature and offers jaw-dropping views and serious adrenaline boosts. If you’re a fellow mountaineer, check the treks available here.


Ready to enjoy Honolulu? After reading the points above, you’ll have everything you need to plan the perfect Honolulu vacation. But don’t try to plan too much before you go. You make epic memories when you let yourself be free and simply enjoy life, and this is perhaps one of the best places to do this.

Nina Alexander

Nina is the big sister. She's a marketing professional by day, traveler by heart, tech geek, bookworm, beer lover and an amateur photographer. Her motto is Friedrich Nietzsche's famous quote "And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."

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