"Waikiki - Number one attraction!" Top 5 Page for this destination Honolulu by csordila

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A wooden Harley Davidson!
Have you ever seen such kind of Harley outside the USA?


Waikiki Beach

Waikiki is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It’s also one of the most expensive in which to stay and dine. Sightseeing, however, needn’t use all your travel funds. There are a number of free things to do in and around the area.
Fine days we were having, however, Waikiki beach is rather narrow, and the sand is coarse. For some distance into the ocean the water is quite shallow, although there are numerous rocks on the bottom, so you should watch where you put your feet.
The climate is almost perfect. In fact Hawaiians have no known word in their own language for weather. It is almost constant throughout the year. Daily temperatures rarely rise or fall below 78 degrees (24 C) day and night. Although situated so near to the Equator the almost constant trade winds keep you cool.


One of Hawaii's great recreational beaches

Waikiki Beach which is not else than a two miles long narrow coast fronted by hotels and the Kapiolani Park, was introduced to the world when its first hotel, the Moana Surfrider was built on its shores in 1901. It is usually crowded with tourists from dawn to dusk, but is a very nice area where you can spend your time with a lot of nice activities - swimming, sailing, shopping, sun-bathing, drinking, eating, walking, and so on...
Most of the people come here for the same reasons as always: to soak up the tropical sunshine, to splash around in the surf, and to engage in that unique Waikiki tradition — the famous outrigger canoe ride.
It’s also about surfing – long boards, short boards, boogie boards whether you participate or just watch – it’s great!


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  • Pros:Fine wheather, friendly people
  • In a nutshell:Unfortunately Hawaii is too far from Europe!!
  • Last visit to Honolulu: Nov 1997
  • Intro Updated Dec 25, 2011
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  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    David has bikes...he does not ride but collected a couple and cars.... but they are not displayed.We have some car belongings being stolen here too...and cars. Interesting tips as usual Lazslo
    Marg

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    Jan 21, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    Eating seafood at a restaurant by Waikiki Beach at sunset sounds to be nice! I hope to visit Hawaii, and Honolulu, one day!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    Waikiki looks like a place I need to put on my list of places to see! You always do such a nice job with such helpful tips and love the photography! Excellent page!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    Hello, Laszlo! You have a great stay there and managed to get the feel of the atmosphere....Good for you!~

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Laszlo, lovely page with outstanding photos of Honululu. I especially like the Diamond Head Lighthouse. A pity there is no path leading to it. I hope you still have your silk flowers lei.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    You explained in great detail the sites and the the pictures compliment the comments. It has been a long time since I have been here, and your tour brings back memories. You also showed some sites I did not know of.

  • travelgourmet's Profile Photo
    Sep 21, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Aloha Laszlo, I trust you will be well enough to read this. May the Mana heal. You have primo tips for my homeland that I miss but you have kept alive with your writings. E ola! Larry

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Revisiting. Excellent warning tips. Bring back fond memories of Honolulu. Thanks for sharing.

  • katamorgana's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2009 at 8:18 AM

    Very fashionable look in the hat Laci :-)

  • joiwatani's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Great tips on Honolulu! Used to live here and come here often! Going back this October to attend another wedding! I was here again last July to visit relatives. Too many relatives to visit so I don't even let them know I am in town! He! He! He!

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