Honolulu, capital and largest city of the state of Hawaii, is world famous for its beaches, surfing, mammoth waves, and most famous of all, Waikiki Beach.
Once a small village on the south coast of the island of Oahu, today Honolulu is a fast-paced metropolis and is home to one million inhabitants. However, compared to other US cities it is a laid back dream town with palm trees, wide sandy beaches, balmy weather and gentle breezes, which together create a heady cocktail of sun, fun, charm, excitement and culture to mesmerise even the hardest nosed traveller. Temperatures change little throughout the year, so beach and light clothing is all you ever need. Honolulu is also the primary commercial and cultural centre for the entire state of Hawaii.