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North Shore
Puu O Mahuka Heiau
Waimea Valley

Waimea Beach

Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Pearl Harbor
Pali Lookout
Byodo-in Temple
Lanikai and Kailua Beach
Kawainui  Gardens
Hoomaluhia Park
Senator Fong's Plantation
Polynesian Cultural Center
South Shore
Makapu'u Point Lighthouse
Koko Head Crater
Blow hole
Sandy Beach
Central Oahu
Honolulu Zoo
Waikiki Aquarium
Diamond Head Crater
Metro Oahu
The Governor's Mansion
Manoa Falls
Lyon Arboretum
Round Top Dr/ Tantalus
Foster Gardens
Moanalua Gardens
Aloha Tower and Marketplace
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Manoa Falls      Ready to see that Hawaiian waterfall in a tropical rain forest? Then take a hike up the Manoa Falls trail and be delighted by the sights, sounds and fresh aromas of a tropical rainforest. Only a 15 min drive away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.
Manoa Falls
Manoa Falls
Foster Gardens     Located in Downtown Honolulu, Foster Botanical Garden offers a wide variety of orchids, as well as exotic trees.
Foster Gardens-Located in Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii Foster Botanical Garden offers a wide variety of orchids as well as exotic tress.
Foster Gardens
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Round Top Dr/ Tantalus     Panoramic views await you at every turn of Round Top Drive. The views extend from Diamond Head to Ewa Beach, with the vast blue ocean as a backdrop.
Twisting Tantalus
Twisting Tantalus
Moanalua Gardens      Moanalua Gardens, a 26 acre public garden with a taro patch and koi pond is one of the smaller gardens located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
House at Moanalua Gardens Honolulu, Hawaii
Moanalua Gardens
The Governor's Mansion     Take a peak into the lives of the power elite as you tour  this Mansion.
The Governor's Mansion
Diplomatic Reception
Room @ Mansion
  Aloha Tower and Market Place       Enjoy great views of Downtown Honolulu and the surrounding areas. Then enjoy some fine dinning and great shopping.
Aloha Tower
 Lyon Arboretum Garden       Located near Manoa Falls, this garden offers a great selection of plants. Lyon Arboretum is operate by the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Climbing Lily at Lyon Arboretum
Climbing Lily
Other places to see or things to do while in Downtown/Metro Honolulu
King Kamehameha Statue
King Kamehameha Statue Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii
Statue of King Kamehameha
Close-up of King Kamehameha Statue Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii
Close-up of King Kamehameha
     Kamehameha grew up as a child among men in Waipio Valley on  the Island of Hawaii and earned the name "The Lonely One." He would rise to be the most glamorous figure in Hawaiian history. Not only did he unite the islands under one supreme rule, but he established himself as a fierce warrior and wise and compassionate leader to his people.

     The King Kamehameha Statue is just across the street from the Iolani Palace.

 Iolani Palace
    The only Royal Palace in the United States, Iolani Palace represents the Hawaii of old when Kings and Queens ruled over the Kingdom of Hawaii.  Take a step back into time and explore the grounds of this royal palace in the heart of downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. Take a tour of the inside of the palace and discover how a Queen once lived.
Iolani Palace in Downtown Honolulu, Hawaii. The only royal residence in the U.S.
Iolani Palace