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Visit the USS Arizona Memorial

Hawai‘i burst into America’s history nearly two decades before statehood when, on Dec. 7, 1941, it became the target of a Japanese attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet in PEARL HARBOR. The attack, which claimed the lives of 2,388 military and civilian personnel, resulted in the damage and/or loss of 21 vessels and 170 planes…. Continue »

Climb Diamond Head

Diamond Head, one of the best-known volcanic craters in the world, can be seen from the southeast coast of O‘ahu, not far from Waikiki. A great Hawaiian adventure for the entire family, Diamond Head is one of Hawai‘i’s most recognized landmarks and offers hikers some of O‘ahu’s most breathtaking and spectacular views. Here’s a little… Continue »

Tour a Famous Battleship

The USS MISSOURI secured its place in history as the site of Japan’s unconditional surrender to the United States that brought an end to Japanese involvement in World War II. The formal papers were signed on the deck of the battleship Sept. 2, 1945. The 887-foot battleship—5 feet longer than the Titanic—is moored near the… Continue »

Head North

While thousands of surf fans flock from Waikiki hotels to O‘ahu’s NORTH SHORE every winter to observe some of the largest, surf-friendly waves on the planet, it doesn’t have to be surf season to enjoy the marvels on O‘ahu’s fabled northern coast. Called SURF TOWN U.S.A., head to historic HALE‘IWA to browse art galleries, boutiques,… Continue »

Surround Yourself with Blooms

There’s little else that says “Hawai‘i” better than a flower LEI—this GARLAND OF FLOWERS that is given upon greeting guests is a fragrant symbol of aloha. Lei can be as simple as a chain-like string of perfumed plumeria, or as intricate as a multi-braided haku lei, composed of flowers, berries and leaves. Either way, it’s… Continue »