The historic Hawaii State Capitol in Honolulu.

Your Best Day in Honolulu

Your best day in Honolulu means strategically avoiding downtown rush-hour traffic. Here’s how to plan around it to see the sights of your choice.

Outdoor seating at the Mai Tai Bar on Waikiki Beach.

The Best of Waikiki Nightlife

Wakiki’s nightlife ranges from ultra-casual hangouts to high-class venues, so no matter your mood, there’s somewhere to go. Here’s a roundup of the best.

A fruit-garnished cocktail on an outdoor table at sunset.

Honolulu Nightlife

Honolulu nightlife is hopping with lively bars featuring island flair in food & music, plus pubs, clubs, & classy venues. Try one of these for a night out.

A performer on stage at the Ong King Art Center in Honolulu.

The Arts in Honolulu’s Chinatown

With nearly 20 art galleries supporting and promoting local talent, Chinatown is the heart of Honolulu’s art scene. Here are a few unique locations to whet your creative appetite.

Vista point view of Honolulu and the Waikiki shoreline.

Planning Your Time in Honolulu

Here’s how to plan your time in urban Honolulu to include a nice mix of history, art, delicious & diverse cuisine, and of course, a few hours at the beach.

A lifeguard station near the edge of the grass at the flat beach of Ala Moana Beach Park.

About Honolulu’s Beach Parks

An in-depth look at Honolulu’s three beach parks covering amenities, hours of operation, typical crowds, swim & surf conditions, layout, scenery, and more.

On a parade route, a trio of women in floral crowns with a cape of leaves and leis around their necks.

Festivals and Events in Honolulu

Author Kevin Whitton covers the best festivals and events during the calendar year, from the Lantern Floating Hawaii festival on Memorial Day to the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival in September and more.