- Visit Pearl Harbor historic sites and museum, overlooking USS Arizona Battleship.
- Honolulu City Sightseeing drives by Hawaii State Capitol, King Kamehameha Statue, Iolani Palace, and Chinatown.
Hawaii State Capitol
The Hawaii State Capitol is the official statehouse or capitol building of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The unique architecture of Hawaii’s State Capitol building features volcano-shaped Legislative chambers as well as a large open central court area and tall supporting columns. Reflecting pools surrounding the complex symbolize the ocean around Hawaii. The open-air rotunda area is open to the public and allows a view into the Legislative chambers where you can see the tall, sloped walls.
King Kamehameha Statue
King Kamehameha I, Hawaii’s first king, united the Hawaiian Islands into one royal kingdom in 1810 after years of conflict. Today, four commissioned statues stand to honor King Kamehameha I. The 18-foot bronze statue of Kamehameha is one of Oahu’s most photographed landmarks. Every June 11th, on Kamehameha Day, this statue is ceremoniously draped with wreaths of flower lei to celebrate Hawaii’s greatest king.
A national historic landmark and the only official state residence of royalty in the United States, Downtown Honolulu’s Iolani Palace was the official residence of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s last two monarchs from 1882 to 1893: King Kalakaua and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani. The palace was a symbol of promise for the Hawaiian Kingdom built by King David Kalakaua, “The Merrie Monarch.” Influenced by European architectural styles, this royal residence included Hawaii’s first electric light system, flush toilets and intra-house telephones.