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About Honolulu

Honolulu is an amazing dichotomy of a major metropolitan city with a friendly small-town feel. The Hawaiʻi state capital has a lower crime rate than other large U.S. cities, and a racially diverse population results in no single dominant ethnic group.

Neighborhood Highlights

The 320-acre campus of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, located on the south side of Oʻahu, is bounded by cozy residential neighborhoods and exciting city environs.

  • Ala Moana – District between Kakaʻako and Waikīkī that is home to Ala Moana Center, the largest shopping mall in Hawaiʻi.
  • Downtown Honolulu – The financial, commercial and governmental hub.
  • Mānoa, Makiki, McCully, Mōʻiliʻili, Pālolo – Residential neighborhoods that border the UH Mānoa campus.
  • Waikīkī – The world-famous tourist district and beach near Diamond Head.
  • Tourist Attractions – Aloha Tower, Bishop Museum, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Honolulu Zoo, Iolani Palace, Lyon Arboretum, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, USS Arizona Memorial, Waikīkī Aquarium, Waikīkī Beach