Honolulu Neighborhoods


2. Ala Moana

Stretching west from Waikiki, this district, along with Downtown, comprises the bulk of Honolulu's retail and business...


3. Chinatown

Towards the western edge of downtown lies a compact district that the Asian community made its own as far back as the...


4. Downtown

Stretching west from Waikiki, this district, along with Ala Moana, comprises the bulk of Honolulu's retail and business...


5. East Oahu

Oahu's East Side is understated paradise. Lacking in large hotels and malls but lines with great local food and shopping,...


7. Hawaii Kai

Before you head up the hill and drive the scenic portion of the Kalanianaole Highway toward Waimanalo, the two...


9. Kahala

One of Oahu's most elite neighborhoods where some of the richest people on the island live, Kahala still offers something...


10. Kailua

Consistently ranked among Hawaii's most quaint and laid-back neighborhoods, Kailua also boasts one of the world's most...


12. Kapahulu

What Kaimuki lacks in activity, neighboring Kapahulu certainly makes up for. Kaimuki is mostly a quiet residential...


13. Kapolei

Named after a volcanic cone in the area called Pu`u o Kapolei, the area is often referred to as Oahu's second city,...


14. Leeward Oahu

Oahu's Leeward Coast in named so because it lies in lee of the central mountain range, greatly blocking rain, clouds, and...


16. Manoa Valley

Most famous for being home to the University of Hawaii, this lush valley also serves as something of a city suburbs,...


18. North Shore

Hands down the North Shore is known for its world class surf breaks that produces perfect waves for everyone from...


19. Pearl City

Dubbed "Central Oahu," Pearl City is a residential area and the go-to spot for everyday errands and work. Although it's...


20. Wahiawa

Take a military base and one of Oahu's dingier neighborhoods and add flat pineapple plantations around it. That's what...


21. Waianae

The Waianae coast is one of the more beautiful parts of the island. The beaches are spectacular although quite rough and...


22. Waikiki

Perhaps best known for its tourist trade and accompanying glitz, this region is rife with elaborate hotels, an abundance...


23. Waimanalo

Some of Oahu's best bodysurfing and body boarding spots can be found along the coastal stretch of Waimanalo's eastern...

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