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Honolulu in 2 days

Planning a trip to Honolulu? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 After breakfast, apply sunscreen and pack some beach gear. Sign up for a surf lesson or rent a board from the beachboys at Kuhio Beach.
  • 2 Grab a plate lunch at Rainbow Drive-In or an acai bowl at Diamond Head Cove.
  • 3 Spend the afternoon at the Waikiki Aquarium or the Honolulu Zoo.
  • 4 Return to your hotel and wash off the sand. Head to Duke’s for cocktails and dinner.
  • 5 If you’re not entirely drained, enjoy a drink or two at Rumfire.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Start your day with a hike to Manoa Falls.
  • 2 Have lunch at an eatery in Chinatown or try a bowl of chili rice at a local Zippy’s.
  • 3 Shop for souvenirs and swig a happy hour beer at Aloha Tower.
  • 4 Enjoy dinner and Hawaiian music at Chai’s.
  • 5 Enjoy exotic cocktails and contemporary art all in one place at thirtyninehotel.  If you’re hungry for late night grinds, you know where Zippy’s is.


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