Honolulu has a long history beginning thousands of years ago with the arrival to the island of Oahu by the Polynesians. Traditional Hawaiian culture is still in existence today and is in fact, one of the best features of travel to any Hawaiian city. Pride in the traditional culture and peoples in addition to an acceptance of other cultures makes Hawaii one of the best places for vacation. Bill Bailey Travel Club would like to take you on a journey to the island of Oahu and spend some time with you getting to know the city of Honolulu.
About Honolulu From Bill Bailey Travel Club
Capital and most populous city in Hawaii, Honolulu has been the capital of the Hawaiian Islands since the mid 1800’s. Loosely translated the name Honolulu means sheltered bay making reference to its location. Since the early 1900’s, the area surrounding Honolulu has been an important strategic location for the military including the infamous Pearl Harbor, site of the 1941 attack by the Japanese. As such, many of Honolulu’s most important destinations of interest include war related sites such as Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head Mountain, and the site of the U.S.S. Arizona.
Honolulu is much more than war history though. In addition to its preservation of those sites, Honolulu is also a rich cultural center in is home to many sites paying homage to the first Hawaiians. Evidence of the early Polynesians has been found throughout the area and plays an important role in the large tourism business today.
Over 7 million tourists travel to the island of Oahu each year to enjoy the amazing weather, beautiful views, historical sites of interest and the multitude of water and adventure sports found throughout the area. Tourists often choose to rent a car and drive the entire island which can be done in one day. Hawaii is spectacular for exploring by car as you have sites ranging from world class beaches and scenic overlooks to the Dole Plantation and natural history museums all on one road. In addition, Hawaii’s location in the Pacific provides comfortable temperatures and mild weather year round making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world today.
Bill Bailey Travel Club invites you to explore the Island of Oahu and the great city of Honolulu on your next vacation. Learn the history, experience the culture and enjoy all this amazing state have to offer on your next vacation.
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