Kalihi-Palama, Honolulu Places

Part of our Honolulu travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Kalihi-Palama, including Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace and Bishop Museum.
  • The best place in Kalihi-Palama Honolulu: Bishop Museum

    Bishop Museum

    1525 Bernice St
    95 seniors/children, children 3 and under free (discounts for residents and military). Founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, the last direct descendant of Kamehameha I, this massive museum is by far the largest in Hawaii, with a complex of buildings holding a excellent collection of artifacts from the islands. The main building, the Hawaiian Hall, holds three floors of exhibits on the history and culture of Hawaii, with numerous artifacts, recreations of Hawaiian villages, and a complete whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling. The Science Adventure Center has exhibits on the natural history and environment of Hawaii, including a large simulated volcano that "erupts" regularly. The museum also features a planetarium, a Hawaii sports hall of fame, and plenty of traveling exhibits.
    Kalihi-Palama food nearby
  • Iolani Palace

    Iolani Palace

    364 S King St
    Audio tours $13, $5 children; guided tours $20, $15 residents/military, $5 children. Iolani Palace dates back to 1882 and was the official residence of the Hawaiian Kingdom's last two monarchs. As a result of careful restoration and continued preservation, today's visitors to this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu can experience one of the most precise historic restorations and learn much about Hawaiian history and heritage. Next to the palace is `Iolani Barracks, a small fortress-like building.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Bishop Museum

    Bishop Museum

    1525 Bernice St
    95 seniors/children, children 3 and under free (discounts for residents and military). Founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, the last direct descendant of Kamehameha I, this massive museum is by far the largest in Hawaii, with a complex of buildings holding a excellent collection of artifacts from the islands. The main building, the Hawaiian Hall, holds three floors of exhibits on the history and culture of Hawaii, with numerous artifacts, recreations of Hawaiian villages, and a complete whale skeleton hanging from the ceiling. The Science Adventure Center has exhibits on the natural history and environment of Hawaii, including a large simulated volcano that "erupts" regularly. The museum also features a planetarium, a Hawaii sports hall of fame, and plenty of traveling exhibits.
    Kalihi-Palama restaurants nearby
  • Iolani Palace

    Iolani Palace

    The only royal palace on US soil and the seat of the Hawaiian government and subsequent Territory and State of Hawai'i after annexation until 1969. $6-20.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Little Village Noodle House

    Little Village Noodle House

    1113 Smith St
    Located in the heart of Chinatown, this bustling restaurant has an extensive menu of Chinese favorites. The food never disappoints, which probably explains why it's almost always packed.
    Downtown
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace

    on the Fort Street Mall between Beretania St and Chaplain Ln
    Seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, the orignal structure dates to 1843.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Aloha Tower

    1 Aloha Tower Dr
    Completed in September 1926, the Aloha Tower was for a long time the tallest building in Honolulu and was the first thing that tourists arriving by ship would see. Today it still serves as the control center for Honolulu Harbor; a public observation deck provides panoramic views of downtown and the harbor. Free.
    Downtown food nearby
  • Starbucks

    1025 Alakea St
    We are the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world since 1971.
    Downtown
  • La Mariana Sailing Club

    La Mariana Sailing Club

    50 Sand Island Access Rd
    Not much to speak of in terms of food or drink (their Mai Tai is alright) but the decor is straight out of a tiki-lovers paradise.
    Airport
  • Soul de Cuba Cafe

    Soul de Cuba Cafe

    1121 Bethel St
    The Soul de Cuba concept is rooted in the idea of promoting and preserving Afro-Cuban culture through sharing traditional Cuban and African food, art and music. www.souldecuba.com
    Downtown
  • O'Toole's Pub

    O'Toole's Pub

    902 Nuuanu Ave
    This excellent little pub has good beer, good booze, and Irish friendliness without going overboard on the imported (or fake) Irish crap. Live music (try to catch Doolin' Rakes, they kick ass!). They serve sandwiches though they are nothing to write home about.
    Downtown
  • Foster Botanical Garden

    Foster Botanical Garden

    180 N Vineyard Blvd
    Foster Botanical Garden, measuring 13.5 acres, is one of three botanical gardens located at 50 North Vineyard Boulevard, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Foster is unique in that it is in a highly urban area with strip malls, schools, and both Buddhist and Methodist religious facilities nearby.
    Kalihi-Palama restaurants nearby
  • Hawaii Maritime Center

    Hawaii Maritime Center

    Pier 7
    Coordinates: 21°18.322′N 157°51.907′W / 21.305367°N 157.865117°W / 21.305367; -157.865117
    Downtown food nearby
  • Kumu Kahua Theatre

    Kumu Kahua Theatre

    46 Merchant St
    Kumu Kahua Theatre is a community theater located in the city of Honolulu on the island of O'ahu in the state of Hawai'i. Kumu Kahua Theatre is best known for producing plays by local Hawaiʻi-based playwrights, especially plays featuring themes and stories of the people of Hawaiʻi. Therefore actors are often featured utilizing their natural local dialect or respective ethnic accent, and many plays have incorporated or are solely written in Hawaiʻi Creole English, an English dialect commonly known in the Hawaiian islands as pidgin. Their productions are also known for involving local actors, designers, directors, and theater technicians. Appropriately the Hawaiian language words kumu kahua translate to "original stage." People familiar with the theatre often call it affectionately by its nickname of Kumu.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • First Hawaiian Center

    First Hawaiian Center

    999 Bishop St
    First Hawaiian Center is the tallest building in the U.S. state of Hawaiʻi and the city of Honolulu, the largest city in the state. It is the world corporate headquarters of First Hawaiian Bank, the oldest and largest bank based in Hawaii. The tower is one of the most well-known buildings in Honolulu, with a striking presence at the center of downtown Honolulu's skyline.
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • La Mariana

    off Sand Island Access Road
    Not much to speak of in terms of food or drink (their Mai Tai is alright) but the decor is straight out of a tiki-lovers paradise.
    Airport
  • Falls of Clyde

    Falls of Clyde

    1Aloha Tower Dr
    Falls of Clyde is the last surviving iron-hulled, four-masted full rigged ship, and the only remaining sail-driven oil tanker. Designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1989, she is presently a museum ship in Honolulu, but has deteriorated to poor condition and is not open to the public. In September 2008, ownership was transferred to a new nonprofit organization which intends to restore her.
    Downtown eat nearby
  • Aloha Tower

    Aloha Tower

    Pier 9
    Coordinates: 21°18.456′N 157°51.908′W / 21.3076°N 157.865133°W / 21.3076; -157.865133
    Downtown restaurants nearby
  • Brasserie Du Vin

    Brasserie Du Vin

    1115 N Bethel St
    Like the many cafes found in the south of France, we offer a casual and rustic environment, where good food, drink and company are plentiful. We invite you to stop in and experience Du Vin for yourself.
    Downtown
  • Nico's at Pier 38

    Nico's at Pier 38

    1133 N Nimitz Hwy
    French taste, Hawaiian style. That's how it works for Lyon-born Nicolas “Nico” Chaize turned “local-boy” and award winning Nico's at Pier 38 Restaurant and Fish Market.
    Kalihi-Palama
  • Uncle's Fish Market & Grill

    Uncle's Fish Market & Grill

    1135 N Nimitz Hwy
    Come eat the freshest, most delicious Seafood at Uncle's Fish Market and Grill! We are located at Pier 38 off Nimitz hwy in Honolulu
    Kalihi-Palama
  • Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch and Crab

    Sam Choy's Breakfast, Lunch and Crab

    580 N Nimitz Hwy
    samchoyhawaii.com
    Downtown
  • Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas

    Hiroshi Eurasian Tapas

    500 Ala Moana Blvd
  • Ha Long Pho Noodle House

    Ha Long Pho Noodle House

    1286 Kalani St Ste B107
    http://www.halongnoodle.com/ Ha Long Noodle House will take you into an oasis where you will enjoy and experience the quality and freshness of traditional Vietnamese food in a contemporary setting.
    Kalihi-Palama
  • Murphy's Bar & Grill

    Murphy's Bar & Grill

    2 Merchant St
  • Mei Sum Dim Sum

    Mei Sum Dim Sum

    1170 Nuuanu Ave #102
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