Aloha from Honolulu, the heart of the Hawaiian Islands. Serving as the capital of this Pacific Ocean Oasis, Honolulu is the starting point for any one of thousands of journeys, expeditions or relaxing getaways. Treasured for some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world, Honolulu is a vacationers dream. Tranquil sunsets can be viewed from any one of the many beaches that border the city. Surfing novices learn the sport on long boards in the gently rolling surf while swimmers enjoy the perfectly warm waters of the ocean. Dining and shopping opportunities abound throughout the city. The tastes of the Hawaiian Islands are unique and will tempt your cravings long after you’ve visited. While there are numerous attractions within the city and its beaches, Tripps Travel Network suggests a trip to the Islands wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the other attractions of the island of Oahu.
- Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor is the site of one of the largest and costliest foreign military invasions ever to touch United States soil. The harbor, museum, and tour honors all those that lost their lives in the battle that took place here on December 7, 1941. The site serves as a lesson to all visitors on the high cost of war. Visitors are often stunned to silence by the emotion that is felt throughout the memorial. One recommendation from Tripps Travel Network is to visit one of the most toured sites in Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial. Oil droplets, “The black tears,” from the Arizona can still be viewed rising to the surface of the harbor from the sunken hull of the USS Arizona where more than one thousand soldiers were killed during the horrible battle.
- The North Shore
Home to surfers and seals, the North Shore is only about an hour drive from Honolulu. The winds travel through the middle of the Island of Oahu, through smaller Hawaiian cities, and drops down a gentle slope towards the beaches of the North Shore. Popular with surfers there are plenty other locations along this shore to explore beyond just the surf. Seals are a frequent sight lounging on the beach and catching rays. Seafood vendors can be found all along the route offering unique Hawaiian delicacies and goodies from the sea. With these ideas, Tripps Travel Network hopes that you will have an unforgettable journey to Honolulu, Hawaii.