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.
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