Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu: The most populous city in Hawaii and the center of the Honolulu metropolitan area. It is located on the island of Oahu. Honolulu is known for its beautiful beaches, its vibrant culture, and its many attractions, such as Pearl Harbor and the Polynesian Cultural Center.

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Honolulu is a city located in the county of Honolulu in the U.S. state of Hawaii.

Honolulu is the capital and largest city in Hawaii, located on the island of O'ahu. With a population of over 350,000 in the metro area, it makes up most of the state's urban core.

Honolulu merges big city sophistication with the laidback tropical vibe Hawaii is known for. It serves as a gateway to exploring O'ahu's iconic beaches, surf spots, and scenery.

Top Attractions and Activities

Waikiki Beach

This famous 2-mile stretch of white sand beach fronts the Waikiki neighborhood. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, hula shows, surf lessons, and live music.

Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

USS Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri Memorial honor those lost in the Pearl Harbor attack that brought America into WWII. The museums provide history.

Iolani Palace

This National Historic Landmark was the official residence of Hawaii's last two monarchs. Guided audio tours share the history.

O'ahu's Famed North Shore

Drive up to the island's North Shore to see the world-renowned Banzai Pipeline surf break and the giant winter waves. The laidback surf towns offer shops, restaurants and turtle watching.

Hiking Diamond Head

The iconic hillside above Waikiki offers panoramic views from the summit. The 1.6 mile hike climbs 560 feet and enters a WWII era tunnel.

Planning Your Honolulu Visit

Peak visitor seasons are spring break and summer, while fall and winter bring fewer crowds. Lodging prices reflect demand.

Waikiki has high-rises along the beach, while other neighborhoods offer condos and rental houses. Public buses and trolleys serve the metro area.

Honolulu offers the excitement of a major city with the beauty and adventure of a tropical island paradise. Let me know if you would like me to modify or expand upon anything in this initial post.

Honolulu locator map
Location of Honolulu on Hawaii map.

Quick Facts about Honolulu

Population : 371,657
Country : Republic of Hawaii, United States of America, Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, Provisional Government of Hawaii
State : Hawaii (United States)
County : Honolulu County
Head of government : Mayor of Honolulu
Postal code : 96801–96850
Phone Area Codes : 808
Area : 177200000 km2
Official name : Honolulu
Altitude : 20 feet / 6 meters
Capital city : Honolulu is capital of Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, Provisional Government of Hawaii, Honolulu County, Hawaii
Time Zone : Hawaii–Aleutian Time Zone
Local time : 21:25:03 (21st May 2024)
Waikiki view from Diamond Head image
Waikiki view from Diamond Head
Waikiki view from Diamond Head image

Geography

Honolulu is located at 21°18'25"N 157°51'30"W (21.3069400, -157.8583300).

Honolulu map

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Honolulu zip code is 96813. County name: Honolulu, County fips: 15003

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People born in Honolulu (200)

People born in Honolulu, including United States chemist, U.S. Geological Survey William Francis Hillebrand, computer programmer Jordan Hubbard, last monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii Liliʻuokalani, .

List

  • Duke Kahanamoku (American swimmer, surfer and actor (1890-1968)) he was born in 24/08/1890
  • Kalākaua (Last reigning king of the Kingdom of Hawaii) he was born in 16/11/1836
  • Nicole Scherzinger (American singer, songwriter, and dancer) she was born in 29/06/1978
  • Bette Midler (American singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian) she was born in 01/12/1945
  • Lauren Graham (American actress, producer and novelist) she was born in 16/03/1967
  • Kelly Hu (American actress and model) she was born in 13/02/1968
  • Shannyn Sossamon (American actress and musician) she was born in 03/10/1978
  • Michelle Wie (professional golfer) she was born in 11/10/1989
  • Kelly Preston (American actress and former model) she was born in 13/10/1962
  • Hiram Bingham III (American academic, explorer, treasure hunter and politician (1875-1956)) he was born in 19/11/1875
  • Lois Lowry (American writer) she was born in 20/03/1937
  • K. Megan McArthur (astronaut) she was born in 30/08/1971
  • Keiko Agena (American actress) she was born in 03/10/1973
  • Yvonne Elliman (American singer and actress) she was born in 29/12/1951
  • Erin Gray (American actress) she was born in 07/01/1950
  • Melody. (Japanese-American fashion designer, television host, singer) she was born in 24/02/1982
  • Mageina Tovah (American actress) she was born in 26/07/1979
  • Mamo Clark (American actress (1914-1986)) she was born in 06/12/1914

Schools in Honolulu

College & universities near Honolulu, HI

Code Name City ZIP
141644 Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu (HI) 96813

Post offices near Honolulu

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Honolulu Post Office Honolulu (HI) 96813

Other cities in Honolulu County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Honolulu County , HI. (more)

City Name Population Title
East Honolulu 49,914 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America
Pearl City 47,698 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America
Kailua 38,635 Census designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States
Waipahu 38,216 Census designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Kaneohe 34,597 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America
Mililani Town 27,629 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America
‘Ewa Gentry 22,690 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America
Makakilo City 18,248 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America
Wahiawā 17,821 Census-designated place in Hawaii, United States
Kapolei 15,186 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
‘Ewa Beach 14,955 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America
Hālawa 14,014 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America
Waimalu 13,730 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America
Hālawa Heights 13,408 Neighborhood of Halawa, Hawaii, United States
Waianae 13,177 Census designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States
Nānākuli 12,666 Census-designated place in Honolulu County, Hawaii, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Honolulu distances to largest Hawaii cities