Honolulu, capital of Hawaii – America's remotest island state located in the Pacific, is one of the country's most iconic tourist destinations. In large part this is due to the magnificent local dining, nightlife and shopping scene, complete with a marvelous beach lined with picturesque palms and high-rise hotels. Honolulu is also closely associated with the WWII history, namely the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941.
The most visited of Hawaii’s islands, Oahu is the seat of the state capital, Honolulu, and also the site of historic Pearl Harbor. The island’s North Shore is legendary for its surfing, and white-sand Waikiki Beach has one of the most iconic shorelines in the world. —D.J.