First sunlight to catch, to watch sun setting quietly in the lap of oceans, to explore the depth of water bodies with turtles and fish, to feel the warmth and divinity flow through the Buddhist temples, to add a style quotient by shopping at malls, to loose into profound sleep like a king and enjoy the conveniences making you feel special at classy hotels, to catch the beauty of tourist locations sprung across the city, to delve into authentic Honolulu's taste, to immerse into full-of-hues festivals, to dance the night away without hesitation, to engage into serene nature, 24 hours is definitely not an ample time. Fret not! This comprehensive itinerary will help you map out your one day in Honolulu. Scroll down and get to know which places and things are worth your visit to this charming city.
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8:00 am: Wake up to aromatic coffee
Get up early and take a walk up to Morning Glass Coffee
. The specialty of this place is a freshly ground cup of coffee prepared to gratify the craving of all sorts of coffee lover. You might look at the coffee from various perspectives, but Morning Glass Coffee sees it as mere a cup of coffee whose job is to mesmerized the passers-by and make them follow its aroma until they unknowingly enter the cafe. To accentuate the taste of coffee, Morning Glass Coffee put a great emphasis on using locally-produced ingredients which not only impart a great taste but also freshness to coffee. Its menu is large enough to find coffee of your type, taste and style.
Address: 2955 East Manoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States
1 808.673.0065Website: www.morningglasscoffee.comOperation Hours:
Monday-Saturday (7:00 am-4:00 pm); Sunday (7:00 am-1:00 pm)9:00 am: Honolulu's real glory-Buddhist temples
Buddhist temples in Honolulu are revered as a milestone achieved in the race of beauty and glory. Buddhist temples are treated like treasures that Honolulu is rich in and no one can beat the city to it. And, one such beautiful temple is MuRyangSa Buddhist Temple
which is worth your time. The name of the temple may not ring any bell for many, but like any other name it holds a meaning and that is, "Broken Ridge Temple," as its top ridge is broken and seemed flawed. Though this flaw has an intriguing story behind it and signifies a lot of vital things. The entire temple incorporates a number of significant and prominent parts, namely, The Gate of the Four Heavenly Kings, The World Peace Pagoda, The Bell Tower, The Hall of Memorial to the Departed, The Great Hero Hall, The Statue of Miruk Boddhisatava, The Garden of Ji Jang Bosal, and Dharma Hall. The Gate of the Four Heavenly Kings is the main entrance gate to MuRyangSa Buddhist Temple. The World Peace Pagoda is a replica of the pagoda of the Silla Dynasty, i.e., Sokka-Tap nestled in South Korea's Bulguksa Temple.
Address: 2420 Halelaau Place, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, United StatesPhone:
1 808.735.4679Website: www.muryangsatemple.comDistance and time from Morning Glass Coffee:
5.5 miles or 16 minutes drive10:00 am: Swim with turtles and fish
Want to try something unique and exciting while in the city? One such stop is Atlantis Submarines, which allows you to go to the deep end and explore the oceans of Hawaii. The Atlantis Submarines take you to the 100-foot below the ocean surface and pass by plethora of beautiful species of fish and other water creatures. One hing that makes Atlantis Submarines unique and reliable is its environment-friendly submarines as they run on batteries and don't produce any kind of pollution, be it water or noise. Hence, by and large, it promotes sustainable tourism. It also strives for flourishing marine life by creating artificial reefs which behave as self-sustaining habitats.
Address: 1600 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96814, United States
1 808.973.9811Website: www.atlantisadventures.comDistance and time from MuRyangSa Buddhist Temple:
4.5 miles or 15 minutes drive11:30 am: Bus Tours-roam around with an ease
Whether you are interested in historic tours, or shopping tours, or island tours, or scenic tours of the city, Waikiki Trolley - Royal Hawaiian Center Ticket Booth makes it possible for you in the best way it can. Its economical and comfortable buses let you beat the heat outside and don't let you invest your energy much in walking from one place to another. It also arranges snacks and energy drinks during your bus tours. Be it shopping, sightseeing, entertainment, or dining, Waikiki Trolley brings everything for you with an extreme ease.
Address: 2201 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
1 808.728.6488Website: www.waikikitrolley.comOperation Hours:
Opens daily (9:00 am-8:00 pm)Distance and time from Atlantis Submarines:
1.1 miles or 6 minutes drive2:00 pm: Get your belly full of yummy food
Honolulu city knows very well how to satisfy varied taste buds and growing bellies. The city is packed with ever-growing restaurants and eateries in terms of popularity, reliability and financially. One such example is Duke's Waikiki
(2335 Kalakaua Avenue #116, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States) which has done a remarkable job in giving the new dimensions to American delicacies by taking the taste and freshness to an unbelievable level. Hula Grill Waikiki
(2335 Kalakaua Avenue #203, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States) also finds a mention when it comes to try truly delicious seafood at reasonable prices. Its location gives you a memorable dining experience for lifetime.
3:00 pm: Time for underwater adventure
After a lip-smacking lunch, take a walk south-east on Kalakaua Avenue towards Kaiulani Avenue. You will find your next stop on the left. Aqua Zone Scuba Diving & Snorkeling appoints some highly-skilled, experienced and passionate scuba divers with you. They guide and guard you to their level best and make your scuba diving and snorkeling sessions an unforgettable one. With Aqua Zone Scuba Diving & Snorkeling, you can explore various underwater creatures, like, sea turtles, octopus, eels, tropical fish, sharks, and a lot of other. They provide you with a gamut of snorkel and dive gears at reasonable rental prices.
Address: 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
4:30 pm: Take some time out for retail therapy
Make a move to a vibrant and whopping shopping center, i.e., Kings Village Shopping Center which has changed the style and trend of the city. This shopping mall is believed to be an epicenter of the city where the upgradation of the fashion commences. To meet the trendiest and the most stylish folks, Kings Village Shopping Center is the most preferred place to drop by. But, this mall not only puts fashion on display but does it also come up with a spectrum of entertainment and dining options that are nothing less than the best. For a true and complete Hawaiian entertainment, Kings Village Shopping Center fits the bill leaving its rivals way behind.
Address: 131 Kaiulani Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, United States
1 808.848.1011Website: www.kings-village.comOperation Hours:
Opens daily (7:00 am-12:00 am)Distance and time from Aqua Zone Scuba Diving & Snorkeling:
6 minutes drive5:30 pm: Books? Is that what you are looking for?
There is one really good option for a soothing therapy of mind. Away from the commotion on the roads, spend a few hours with your favorite books at William S Richardson Law Library. The library is packed with a great selection of books to read, ponder over and have an insightful information and understanding.
Address: 2525 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822, United States
1 808.956.7583Website: www.law.hawaii.edu/libraryOperation Hours:
Sunday-Thursday (8:00 am-9:00 pm); Friday and Saturday (8:00 am-6:00 pm)Distance and time from Kings Village Shopping Center:
2.6 miles or 10 minutes drive6:30 pm: An evening view from boat's deck
It has become dusky outside. You must be feeling tiring by now. You can opt for boat tours of E Noa Tours
which is one of the greatest options to explore the city's night-beauty while strolling over water. Their tours are considered one of the most pocket-friendly, convenient and safest tours. Maintaining the high standards of quality and price, E Noa Tours delivers an unforgettable experience that stands the test of the time.
Address: 3015 Koapaka Street, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States
1 800.824.8804Website: www.enoa.comOperation Hours:
Opens daily (6:30 am-8:00 pm)Distance and time from William S Richardson Law Library:
7.4 miles or 12 minutes drive8:00 pm: Bite into your favorite food
Take some time out for dinner to fill up with some energy. Stop by Big Kahuna's Pizza
(550 Paiea Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819, United States) and stub your temptation for delectable pizzas. If always drool for seafood, then you ought to visit Mitch's Sushi Restaurant
(524 Ohohia Street, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States) which serves hard-to-avoid seafood in the city. Looking for some luscious Asian cuisines, drop in Chan's Gourmet Buffet
(3131 North Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, HI 96819, United States).
9:00 pm: Night is bright here
Nightlife in Honolulu is something not-to-miss if you are in search of a pleasant, posh and elegant night-time. eleven44 is one such place nestled in downtown and renowned as a club, bar, and lounge. If it is extremely flashy inside, then it is equally beautiful outside too. This nightclub is flanked by locally-owned shops, clubs, bars, dining spots, and a lot of other things. Internationally acclaimed DJs keep this place ahead of its rivals. Your late-night thirst is taken care of by its extensive selection of cocktails.
Address: 1144 Bethel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, United States
1 808.528.1144Website: www.eleven44hawaii.comOperation Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday (5:00 pm-12:00 am); Thursday and Friday (5:00 pm-2:00 am); Saturday (7:00 pm-2:00 am); remains closed on Sundays and Mondays10:30 pm: Never-ending party at Murphy's Bar and Grill
Before you retire in your hotel room and check out to leave for your land, you should hit Honolulu's post-dusk spots at least once. As night progresses, the party fever starts at Murphy's Bar and Grill
, but there is no specific time to put a stop on the party going on. The coolest drinks served here are apt to keep your party animal going until the fun flows through the bar. You can also witness here a lot of Hawaii’s charities and local programs. This place boasts a lot of accolades in its store, namely, "First Lady Award," "Ten Who Make a Difference," "Distinguished American Award," "Outstanding Small Business State of Hawaii," and "Charles Ushijima Rainbow Service Award".
Address: 2 Merchant Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, United States
1 808.531.0422Website: www.murphyshawaii.comOperation Hours:
Monday-Friday (11:30 am-2:00 am); Saturday and Sunday (4:00 pm-2:00 am)Distance and time from eleven44:
0.2 mile or 5 minutes drive
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