Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Honolulu

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Best Activities for a Rainy Day in Honolulu

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  • welly07
    Wellington, New Zealand23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth visiting the Palace, we did the audio tour. The whole experience took about an hour, we were lovely and cool in the Palace while listening to its history.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Sasha138
    London, UK262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place to learn more about their culture and just how much of their heritage is missing. What I noticed the most is just much the early settlers of these lands resemble Native Indians, Indians and Africans. From their facial features, to heights, builds let alone the clothes and dance routines.

    Now I know more about Captain Cooke and the Dole empire.
    Written 4 April 2024
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  • The Traveling Pierogi
    World238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In the Pearl Harbor Museum complex, there is a submarine museum that is associated with the history of WWII. One of the artifacts that is featured is the USS Bowfin Submarine. First swimming on December 7 1942, one year after the attack, she was known as the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” with nine successful patrols within three years before the War ended. Some of the locations she was patrolling were the South China Sea, the Sea of Japan, and the Celebes Sea. This was my first time being on a submarine; I cannot believe how tight and narrow the walkways were. I give these service men and women who are stationed inside these submarines some credit. They are in these tight places trying to defend this great nation under the water of the seas. When in Pearl Harbor, take a stroll to the USS Bowfin and see what these service men and women lived and worked.
    Written 4 May 2024
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  • bluesmama11
    Castleton On Hudson, NY3,880 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place to tour. So interesting and gorgeous, both inside and outside this home. They take you in a shuttle van from the Honolulu Museum of Art and bring you back. Advance tickets are required and then don’t do tours everyday, It’s really wonderful and a must for art lovers.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Jonnyjubb
    Rayleigh, UK224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came across this museum on one of walks and made a point of coming back to it. Spent a very informative hour in here. Very well laid out, with interesting artefacts and relevant descriptions. Add in that this was free to get into and it’s well worth a visit.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • tammyBaltimore_Md
    Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tons of shops from Target to high end, very nice and huge mall to explore for hours if you like.
    Not too far from Waikiki beach.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Stay291750
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The selection of restaurants available is very good, parking is usually ample and reasonably priced with validation.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • SFTraveler
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is great. There is a large collection of Asian art and artifacts and many more items, including Hawaiian art/fashion, modern art, and a few European paintings (e.g., Monet, Van Gogh). I was pleasantly surprised with the number of items to see - I was in the museum for about three hours. I highly recommend a trip to this museum if you find yourself in Honolulu.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Parris
    San Clemente, CA737 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had been to Pearl Harbor before but we had not visited the Air Museum. We decided to see that and take the tower tour. We bought our tickets at the visitor center at Pearl Harbor then took the shuttle to the museum. We were extremely fortunate because Ford ( A docent) was giving a tour that we joined. He told us about every aircraft in the museum and stories relating to events that happened that day. Ford brought that day to life for us as we listened to him. I’m guessing maybe he was giving a hanger tour? I’m not sure but if I return I will inquire about his services. When you arrive we watched a 12 min video about Dec 7, 1941. The museum has two hangers to visit and some other aircraft out side to see up close. We really enjoyed our time here. If you are interested in history this is a must visit site.
    Written 25 January 2024
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  • Suitcasesister
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whenever we are staying in Waikiki we attend service. Everyone was warm and welcoming. The music is very uplifting. All are welcome.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Stephanie
    Philadelphia, PA260 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most of the stores here are high end places that you can basically find in any major city in the world (think Hermes, Fendi, etc.). However, there are a few shops here that sell only local artists creations. I would recommend going here for that reason alone!

    It is also a good spot to get traditional shave ice and admire the light decorated palm trees.
    Written 25 April 2024
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  • GillJezz
    Aberystwyth, UK543 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We walked here from our hotel along the seafront and through the park. There was very little else of interest in Waikiki to be honest, with its overcrowded beach, sky high prices and hideous architecture. However, this was extremely good. We've been to bigger aquariums but this was probably the most informative. The conservation work these people are supporting is impressive too. Recommended.
    Written 6 May 2024
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  • Christina M
    Phoenix, AZ5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even though the place was closed on the day we arrived, the Grounds facilitator was fantastic to talk with. Including his beautiful dogs. So lovely. He told us a little about the history and some exploring suggestions around. He was a retired Honolulu cop and was a gem. Thank you for the suggestions. It was amazing!
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • cliu
    Vancouver, Canada6,971 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We love Don Quijote because it carries a very large selection of Japanese and other Asian products, but of course, along with that, the price tag sometimes can also reflect the "made in japan". We especially enjoy their very reasonably priced sushi and hot meals. They have almost everything you need. What I found a little pricey here is the eggs (from hawaii) and the milk. you would be better off going to elsewhere for those products at a lower price point. We also enjoy their Taco poke in kim chee sauce...

    During our one month stay in honolulu, we usually visit DQ at least 4 or 5 times.
    Written 5 February 2024
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  • Dana F
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My name is Ofcr, Dana Fatu I have been the Honolulu Police museum manager/storyteller since 2015. I want to thank TripAdvisor for being a fair review board for me and the museum. I hope HPD continues the great five star ratings that me and mentor Eddie Croom have earned for the HPD museum since 2015.

    I will be retiring and leaving the museum April 1, 2024. Best wishes For the history of Honolulu Police Museum and its continuation of great bookkeeping, maintenance and visitors still have the “Awe” factor…

    Since 2015, we were able to create a barcoding system for close to 10k unique pieces of HPD artifacts, documents, archives of our police history.

    I was the only officer in hpd history to generate and be awarded a $51k dept of justice grant. through the grant I coded 11 Samsung devices and set up in 11 different languages and now QR Codes throughout museum for our non-speaking visitors from across the world. Hopefully, the rigorous cleaning daily refreshing of the museum, to keep museum new. I pray the next successor picks up where we left to continue this magical time capsules museum, using 21st century technology. Crossing our fingers the $41k Fallen Officer Display will be set up in March or April of 2024 since I fought for it for almost 2 years.

    Just last year in 2023, close to 1,800 visitors walked through the museum doors,

    So, God what’s next for this soon to be retired police officer?…Mahalo and Alooooooha Officer Legaee Fatu jr “Dana” signing off
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    Written 20 March 2024
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