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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

5 Must-See Honolulu Attractions

With blue skies, white sand and palm tress swaying gently in the breeze, Honolulu deserves every bit of its reputation as a vacation paradise. But what are the absolute best attractions of Honolulu sightseeing tours? Here are five places you just can't miss.

1: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

You can't go to Hawaii without enjoying the beaches, of course, and the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve offers everything from snorkeling to sunbathing for all of your tropical island desires. Just don't forget your sunscreen!

2: USS Arizona Memorial

One of the most recognizable relics in all of WWII history, the USS Arizona Memorial combines education and excitement for visitors of all ages. Adults will appreciate the historical significance of the narrated tour; kids will love the sights, sounds and exhibits surrounding such a massive icon.

3: Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting & Hula Ceremony

Another activity for the scrapbook, you'll definitely get a kick out of the traditional hula dancing and conch blowing of real Hawaiian performers. Best of all, their show is completely free!

4: Iolani Palace

Iolani Palace was the residence of the last official King and Queen of Hawaii. Big, beautiful and gleaming white in the sunlight, it still stands today as a monument to the monarchy and to amazing Hawaiian architecture.

5: Diamond Head

This massive volcanic crater offers a one-of-a-kind view when hiked to the very top. You've never seen anything like Honolulu from hundreds of miles high, so put on your boots and get moving!