My first “mom vacation” was a Honolulu vacation as a solo traveler and it was incredible. Honolulu makes for a truly unforgettable vacation, providing a tropical paradise escape for those that visit. If you want to find out more about visiting Honolulu and what there is to see whilst there, then keep reading. We’re going to be covering some of the must-see locations whilst you’re there, as well as activities and entertainment on offer to keep you entertained. Read on to find out more.
Reasons To Plan A Honolulu Vacation
Before we cover what there is to do while in Honolulu, let’s cover some of the top reasons to visit. Honolulu provides some breathtakingly beautiful scenery and is quite literally a tropical paradise. You’ll be able to walk along perfect white sand beaches filled with palm trees and look out over the crystal blue ocean. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the rich Hawaiian culture that is embraced here. The locals tend to be friendly and welcoming and are happy to share their culture with visitors. As well as traditional culture and entertainment, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of a city, with plenty of shops, restaurants, and evening entertainment available too.
The weather is some of the best you’ll find on any vacation, especially during the dry summer months. The winter months are still warm but can see heavy rainfall at times. The month of May tends to be the best time to visit, due to the weather being warm, dry, and more predictable. There also tends to be fewer crowds and tourists around this time too.
So, let’s cover some of the things you can do while visiting Honolulu. As previously mentioned, May can be a good choice of month to visit due to the climate and crowds. However, May also provides the opportunity to witness humpback whales and dolphins in the seas of this beautiful setting. There are a number of boat trips available for those hoping to get a sighting of these wonderful creatures and secure a potentially once-in-a-lifetime experience.
One of the best places to stay in Hawaii, Waikiki is the perfect setting for those wishing to combine the natural beauty of Hawaii with the benefits of a city lifestyle. As well as the world-famous beaches, you can find fantastic restaurants, bars, clubs, and plenty of options for hotels in Waikiki. You’ll never be far from the beach, with all the hotels located close to the shoreline with stunning views. You’ll also find plenty of opportunities for water sports on the beach here, such as surfing, water skiing, paddle boarding, and scuba diving.
One of the best things that are a must-see during your stay in Honolulu is the amazing fire dancing displays held on the beachese there. Hawaiian locals perform amazing stunts and dances using fire, which is mesmerizing to watch after dark. The displays are usually combined with traditional drumming and stunts such as fire-eating and knife tricks to keep you on the edge of your seat. The locals performing the show wear traditional Hawaiian clothing, chanting as they dance and perform the stunts. It’s definitely something you need to see if you’re visiting Hawaii.
To add to the awe-inspiring entertainment on offer in Honolulu, there are also firework displays to watch. Regular firework displays, light up the night sky at Waikiki Beach after dark, which adds another memorable experience to your stay. However, make sure to check ahead to make sure you catch them at the right time, as it can vary depending on the time of year. It can also get crowded on the beach as it’s highly popular, so consider heading to the beach early to grab a good spot from which to see the soothing ocean.
For those that enjoy their outdoor pursuits, there are some great golf courses available to choose from. They range in difficulty, so those of all abilities will be able to find something perfect for them. From more relaxed courses to those for experienced golfers, there are plenty of options dotted around Honolulu to choose from. Whichever course you choose, one thing is for sure – the stunning scenery will take your breath away with its beauty and you’re likely to get great weather.
Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Experiences
Hawaii is home to some of the most beautiful natural corals in the world, which is home to a wide variety of sea life. During your Honolulu vacation, you have the opportunity to scuba dive and snorkel under the ocean to experience yet more of the natural beauty on offer. You’ll be able to swim with turtles, tropical fish, and a host of other sea creatures. Beginner’s lessons are available for those new to it, and all the equipment you will need will be provided. Your underwater guide will take you through the different sights to see and will point out the sea life living there.