As you might expect from any world-class city, the Honolulu area offers a wide range of things to see and do. Whether you’re looking for Hawaii’s finest museums, or Hawaii’s finest Hawaii Regional Cuisine chefs, the best resorts, festivals, and events, or just some fun things to do, you’ll find it all in Honolulu. In fact, Honolulu has a Honolulu Arts & Culture District to create and sustain the arts district as well as bring attention to the unique businesses in the area.
Explore museums that house ancient Hawaiian artifacts and Royal feather cloaks, in addition to Chinese treasures from the Ming Dynasty and original masterpieces by Van Gogh, Gauguin and Warhol.
Within a short walking distance of each other, Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown is home to historic Hawaiian landmarks like the Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha I Statue, Kawaiahao Church as well as modern landmarks like the Hawaii State Capitol, Washington Place (home of the Governor) and Honolulu Hale (home to the City Council and Mayor’s office).
The Mission Houses Museum, just east of the Kawaiahao Church, actually displays three missionary homes built in New England and shipped to Oahu. You can also reflect on Hawaii's pivotal role in American history as you peruse the WWII archives at the Pearl Harbor Memorial. Named for the pearl oysters once harvested there, is the largest natural harbor in Hawaii, a World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and the only naval base in the United States to be designated a National Historical Landmark.
When deciding on a beach hotel in Honolulu, Sheraton Waikiki is the perfect choice. Known for its breathtaking ocean-front views offered from 80% of our 1,634 newly transformed guest rooms and suites, Sheraton Waikiki is a first-of-its-kind newly opened "Superpool" and award-winning dining venues.