• Aiea 1

    Aiea

    There is much to be said about living slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. Home prices are cheaper, and shopping is easier. The popular residential neighborhoods of Pearl City and Aiea just 30 minutes from the heart of Honolulu, and has the comfort of Pearlridge Shopping Center, Oahu's other large shopping mall. The Waikele Outlet Mall is also within reach, just three exits west on H-1.

     
  • Ala Moana 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 Park attracts swimmers and picnickers to its lovely setting, while just behind it, Ala Moana Shopping Center is a mecca for shoppers, thanks to its wealth of upscale shops and boutiques. The Downtown area is known for its office towers and historic sites. Aloha...  Read more »

     
  • Chinatown 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 Hawaii to work on sugar and pineapple plantations. Opting to be merchants rather than workers, they established their own businesses and created a thriving district. Although Chinatown was destroyed by fire in both 1886 and 1900, residents rebuilt, and the area is...  Read more »

     
  • Diamond Head 4

    Diamond Head

    The flat land of Kahala and beauty of Diamond Head and their closeness the beach and Waikiki make these two neighborhoods the most desirable on the island. The ocean/beachfront homes along Kahala Avenue are the most expensive on the island. You will often find runners and bikers around this area at all times of the day, taking in the spectacular view of the southeastern shores of Oahu from the cliffs at...  Read more »

     
  • Downtown 5

    Downtown

    Stretching west from Waikiki, this district, along with Ala Moana, comprises the bulk of Honolulu's retail and business markets. The Downtown area is known for its office towers and historic sites. Aloha Tower Marketplace, set right on the harbor, is a gathering spot day and night, and visitors can tour such well-known locales as Iolani Palace and the Bishop Museum. Ala Moana Beach Park, then, attracts...  Read more »

     
  • East Oahu 6

    East Oahu

    Best Known For...

    • Attractions - Secluded Snorkeling
    • Restaurants - Local Fare
    • Nightlife - Cultural Fun
    • Shopping - Local Goods

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  • Haleiwa 7

    Haleiwa

    Best Known For...

    • Surfing at Ali`i Beach Park
    • Mexican food at Cholo's Mexican Restaurant
    • The Haleiwa Arts Festival
    • Boutiques with Locally Designed Products
    • Matsumoto's Shave Ice

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  • Hawaii Kai 8

    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 Hawaii Kai are worth at least a quick stop. Koko Marina Shopping Center, at the highway's intersection with Lunalilo Home Road, boasts the only movie theater on the east side of Oahu, a large Foodland supermarket, as well as decent restaurants and shops. Portlock,...  Read more »

     
  • Honolulu 9

    Honolulu

    Honolulu is no only the seat of state government in Hawaii it is also the county seat. Honolulu is a vibrant city that offers everything from white sand beaches to world-class hotels, exciting nightlife, and award winning restaurants.. Honolulu is a diverse city that is comprised of more different ethnicities that any other city in the United States.

     
  • Kahala 10

    Kahala

    Best Known For...

    • Restaurants - Pacific Rim cuisine
    • Shopping - Eclectic Shopping Center
    • Accommodations - Luxury Hotel
    • Attractions - High End Homes
    • Nightlife - High End Watering Hole

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  • Kailua 11

    Kailua

    Consistently ranked among Hawaii's most quaint and laid-back neighborhoods, Kailua also boasts one of the world's most famous and beautiful beaches: Lanikai. Just west of Lanikai is equally beautiful (though more populated) Kailua Beach, where nearly every day windsurfers and kite surfers delight in the windy sea. Kaneohe, just ten minutes from Kailua is home to one of the larger marine bases on the island, making it a military headquarter.

     
  • Kaimuki 12

    Kaimuki

    What Kaimuki lacks in activity, neighboring Kapahulu certainly makes up for. Kaimuki is mostly a quiet residential neighborhood on the inland foot of Diamond Head crater. Some of the islands best restaurants and shops are located along Waialae Avenue. The area on both sides of Kapahulu Avenue is quickly shaping up to be one of Oahu's hottest, up-and-coming neighborhoods with stores, restaurants, and one...  Read more »

     
  • Kapahulu 13

    Kapahulu

    What Kaimuki lacks in activity, neighboring Kapahulu certainly makes up for. Kaimuki is mostly a quiet residential neighborhood on the inland foot of Diamond Head crater. Some of the islands best restaurants and shops are located along Waialae Avenue. The area on both sides of Kapahulu Avenue is quickly shaping up to be one of Oahu's hottest, up-and-coming neighborhoods with stores, restaurants, and one...  Read more »

     
  • Kapolei 14

    Kapolei

    Best Known For...

    • Attractions - Wild Waters
    • Restaurants - Hawaiian Food
    • Nightlife - Beach Side Fun
    • Hotels - Disney Fun
    • Shopping - Small Boutiques

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  • Leeward Oahu 15

    Leeward Oahu

    Best Known For...

    • Attractions - Wet and Wild Fun
    • Restaurants - Lovely Luau
    • Nightlife - Party Pub
    • Hotels - Delightful Disney
    • Shopping - Discount Duds

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  • Manoa 16

    Manoa

    Sleepy Manoa valley is one of the most pleasant neighborhoods to catch your breath and enjoy life in slow motion. The Manoa Marketplace has long been a shopping center where residents bump into each other and say 'hello.' The Waioli Tea Room is also one of the best places to gather with friends and enjoy Manoa's lush surroundings. The popular Manoa Falls trail begins deep in the valley, and is a...  Read more »

     
  • Manoa Valley 17

    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, turn-of-the-century homes and relaxed surroundings. The university-affiliated Lyon Arboretum emphasizes the area's natural beauty, which is also evidenced by lovely Manoa Falls. For terrific shopping, locals head to Manoa Marketplace, which plays host to a number of great restaurants and specialty shops.

     
  • North Honolulu 18

    North Honolulu

    Honolulu is no only the seat of state government in Hawaii it is also the county seat. Honolulu is a vibrant city that offers everything from white sand beaches to world-class hotels, exciting nightlife, and award winning restaurants.. Honolulu is a diverse city that is comprised of more different ethnicities that any other city in the United States.

     
  • North Shore 19

    North Shore

    Best Known For...

    • Surfing from Beginner to Professional
    • Diving, Snorkeling, and  Wildlife Viewing
    • Seeing Green Sea Turtles at Turtle Beach
    • Sunday at the Haleiwa Farmers Market
    • Saturday Evening Art Walk

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  • Pearl City 20

    Pearl City

    Best Known For...

    • Attractions - Historical Memorial
    • Restaurants - Natural Foods
    • Shopping - Shopping Center Fun
    • History - Pacific Aviation Museum
    • Attractions - Sports Stadium

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  • Pupukea 21

    Pupukea

    Best Known For...

    • Attractions - Cultural Depth
    • Restaurants - Local Lunch Wagons
    • Nightlife - Casual Fun
    • Hotels - Oceanfront Accommodations
    • Shopping - Farmers Market Fun

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  • Wahiawa 22

    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 Schofield -- the armpit of Oahu. There's not much to do around here, as Schofield is strictly protected and Wahiawa is basically a row of pawn shops and cheap, dirty restaurants. If you're heading to the North Shore, however, you're bound to drive through one or...  Read more »

     
  • Waianae 23

    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 the best in the islands. The area is sunny and warm and aside from a few exceptions, the area is rural and remote. The community is close knit and the pride of generations still work at keeping the area free of development and commercialization.

     
  • Waikiki 24

    Waikiki

    Best Known For...

    • Attractions - Underwater Wildlife
    • Restaurants - Pacific Rim Cuisine
    • Nightlife - Classy Clubs
    • Hotels - Luxurious Accommodations
    • Shopping - Outdoor Markets

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  • Waimanalo 25

    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 pro and one major con about Waimanalo's beaches: pro - privacy -- the beaches are unpopulated and comfortable; con - jellyfish -- there are always at least a few purple Portuguese man-of-war in the water that sting pretty bad if you're not careful.

     
  • Windward Oahu 26

    Windward Oahu

    Best Known For...

    • Attractions - Beautiful Beaches
    • Restaurants - Casual Cuisine
    • Nightlife - Local Hangouts
    • Hotels - Country Luxury
    • Shopping - Locally Made Goods

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