Honolulu Neighborhoods

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2. Ala Moana

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

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3. Chinatown

Towards the western edge of downtown lies a compact district that the Asian community made its own as far back as the 1850s, when they came to...

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4. Downtown

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

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5. East Oahu

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

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7. Hawaii Kai

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

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9. Kahala

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

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10. Kailua

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

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12. Kapahulu

What Kaimuki lacks in activity, neighboring Kapahulu certainly makes up for. Kaimuki is mostly a quiet residential neighborhood on the inland foot...

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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, although it isn't actually a...

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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 wet weather from the...

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16. Manoa Valley

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

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18. North Shore

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

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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 not a tourist destination...

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20. Wahiawa

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

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21. Waianae

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

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22. Waikiki

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

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23. Waimanalo

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