Chinatown in Honolulu

Why Choose Honolulu Vacation Rentals?

Honolulu is the capital and largest city of Hawaii and has for years been the most important shipping port in Hawaii. Originally settled by Polynesian Migrants possibly as long as 2000 years ago, Honolulu was later westernized along with all the Hawaiian Islands, most notably by the group of missionaries who arrived from New England in 1820. For those who are interested in Hawaiian history, choosing Honolulu vacation rentals will put you in the centre of this very historic town and many walking tours can be taken from your Honolulu home away from home.

Historic artifacts at the Bishop Museum will tell the tale of the Hawaiian King Kamehameha l who moved his court from the Big Island of Hawaii to Waikiki in 1804 after conquering Ohau. A visit to Iolani Palace, the only royal palace standing on American soil, will give you a rare insight into Hawaii's last two monarchs, King Kalahaua and Queen Liliuokalani.

The Aloha Tower, erected in 1926 to welcome passenger ships arriving at Honolulu Harbour, is a famous Honolulu landmark and the 10 story building used to be the tallest in the state. Surrounding the Aloha Tower is the Aloha Tower Marketplace, a harborside complex of shops and restaurants.

Other sights of downtown Honolulu include Chinatown with ethnic eateries, lei stands, open markets, herbal shops and just plain old ambiance. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii offers weekly guided walking tours of Chinatown. Just another reason to choose from the many Honolulu vacation rentals in the area.

Cruise ships doing tours of the Hawaiian Islands now dock at Honolulu Harbor and from here visitors to Hawaii can experience the essence of Old Hawaii.

If you stay in Honolulu you are also close to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, where you can pay homage to our war heroes. Also the Hawaii Maritime Center on Pier 7 at Honolulu Harbor has many exhibits detailing the island's maritime history.

If you decide to choose Honolulu vacation rentals you are only a short drive away from the famous Waikiki Beach resort area. The bus transit system here is very good if you don't want to worry about parking while you enjoy the Waikiki area of Honolulu before returning to your Honolulu vacation home.

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