Blessed with these attribute of natural beauty, tropical climate, inviting beaches, waters, waves, active and extinct volcanoes make Hawaii a popular destination for tourists, surfers, divers, scientist, biologists, volcanologists, and oceanographer alike. Hawaii with its own unique vibrant native culture and many North America and Asian influences as well. This is due to the mid-Pacific location of these isles. The state of Hawaii has over a million permanent residents along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel
O’ahu means ‘the gathering place’
Diamond Head Crater is one of Hawaii’s most famous landmarks and the most famous volcanic crater in the world. It Is an iconic and prominent point in the Honolulu skyline and was designated a national natural landmark to protect its slopes from the commercial development along world-famous Waikiki Beach. The crater was used as a strategic military lookout in the early 1900’s and today is a popular hiking destination with panoramic views of Waikiki and Oahu’s south shore. The awesome stunning views waiting to greet you at the top of Diamond Head are well worth the time and effort.
Hawaii was the 50th state admitted to the union on August 20th, 1959. Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the United States which served Kings and Queens during the days of the Hawaiian Monarchy. Honolulu is the nation’s 11th largest metropolitan area.
Honolulu is the largest city in the world — at least it has the longest borders. The most populated of the Hawaiian Islands, Oahu is home to approximately three-quarters of Hawaii’s million-plus residents. Oahu is the location of the state capital, Honolulu, a beautiful and modern city which is also the business and financial center of the state. Also to be found on Oahu are Waikiki Beach, arguably the world’s most famous beach.
The Water Giver statue located at the Hawaii Convention Center.