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Since the Honolulu Harbor - the island's cruise port - is centrally located in the city, it's easy to reach Honolulu's best things to see and do without having to go far. Although one attraction, Aloha Tower, is right at the port, the rest you'll need to take a taxi or a shuttle to. None of these things to do and see are more than a ten minute ride from the port, so you should be able to squeeze in quite a few fun things to do while on land.
For immediate satisfaction when hitting land, dine and shop at the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Located right at Honolulu Harbor, the market place is home to an array of restaurants and shops offering great food and drinks, and unique goods. Just down the street is the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, where children can be in their own creative and imaginative world for hours.
Also nearby are places to journey through history, including the Bishop Museum offering an abundance of exhibits sharing the culture and history of Hawaii. Queen Emma's Summer Palace is a beautiful place for history buffs to visit, where they'll get a guided tour of the queen's vacation home. Inside are many original pieces of art and furniture.
Check with your cruise ship about free shuttles around town, or book a quick taxi ride. Enjoy these attractions that are just minutes from the dock.