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Honolulu, like many great cities, developed around a harbor; in fact, hono means, “bay,” and lulu means, “calm,” in Hawaiian.

Today, ALOHA TOWER and HONOLULU HARBOR bring to mind a time when Honolulu was known as the “Crossroads of the Pacific,” fidlled with ships from all over — fidrst from explorers, then merchants, and now, the giant vessels of leisure travelers.

Heading inland from the shoreline, history breathes in places like ‘ IOLANI PALACE, HAWAIIAN MISSION HOUSES complex and WASHINGTON PLACE. CHINATOWN, a 15-block melting pot of multiethnic influences that dates back to the 1800s, when immigrant Chinese families established stores in the area.

HAWAI‘I THEATRE, fidrst opened in 1922, has been restored and is now a striking multipurpose performance center. CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF OUR LADY OF PEACE 808-536-7036

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