Honolulu exhibits the best of Hawaii in every way. From its incomparable beaches, its incredible natural preserves, its sophisticated shopping opportunities, to its fine cuisine and entertainment, there is an endless list of reasons to visit. Waikiki Beach is one of the world's greatest resort playgrounds, featuring some of the most beautiful beaches and hotels in the world. Besides the beaches, visitors to Honolulu take tours of the countryside that highlight the beautiful rainforests and fascinating volcanoes. Animal and plant life thrive, and the scenery is unsurpassed.
Several museums combine exhibits of Hawaiian natural history with lessons about the history and culture of its diverse peoples. The islands have always attracted people representing many cultures. Visitors can tour the Tolani Palace, the residence of the last of the Hawaiian monarchs. They can also visit Honolulu's Chinatown, which is authentic in every way. The Arizona Memorial commemorates the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Honolulu attracts millions of people from around the world. Many visitors have stayed, helping to make Hawaii one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse vacation destinations in the United States.