Visiting Honolulu

Los Angeles International AirportUS Airways

If you go


From LAX, United, American, Delta and Hawaiian offer nonstop service, and Alaska, United and US Airways offer connecting service (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $445.


Wailana Coffee House, 1860 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu; (808) 955-1764. Open 24 hours a day.

Aloha Tower, Observation deck open daily; free.


First Friday,

Kamaka Hawaii, 550 South St., Honolulu; (808) 531-3165, Open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Free factory tours Tuesdays-Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Hau Tree Lanai, New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, 2863 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu; (808) 921-7066. Reservations suggested.

Kapiolani Park, The park includes the Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Shell and the Diamond Head Tennis Center.

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort, 2552 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu; (808) 922-6611, Hawaiian slack key with George Kuo, Martin Pahinui and Aaron Mahi on the Moana Terrace, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

Jerry Santos and Olomana Music,

Sans Souci Beach Park,

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