The essence of Aloha you’ll feel at THE MODERN HONOLULU originates in our genuine love of the islands, and our desire to help you experience Hawaiian culture and history. Honolulu attractions including the Pearl Harbor memorials, Oahu’s North Shore and luaus offer interpretation. Ask THE MODERN HONOLULU concierge for itineraries, recommendations and preferred vendors to guide your discovery of “classic Hawaii.”
A short film and boat trip prefaces history tours of the USS Arizona, the sunken battleship that memorializes the 1,177 crewmen who died there in 1941. Nearby, the last battleship ever built by the U.S., the Battleship Missouri, marks the site of the Japanese surrender that ended World War II. Other Pearl Harbor Hawaii sites include the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park and the Pacific Aviation Museum. Reservations are recommended, and in some cases, required. THE MODERN HONOLULU can assist.
Too, we stand ready with North Shore Oahu maps and detailed itineraries that mash-up some of the best things to do on Oahu, from the world’s longest stretch of rideable surf spots along Sunset Beach and the big-wave surfing mecca of Waimea Bay to Hanauma Bay snorkeling and Laniakea (“turtle”) Beach. We’ll direct you to legendary vistas like Kualoa Ranch, where mountain cliffs tumble into secluded beaches (you may recognize the scene from Jurassic Park or Lost). Tastes of the North Shore are similarly distinct – we like to send our guests to historic Haleiwa for shave ice and baked goods, to Dole Pineapple Plantation for soft-serve and to the shrimp trucks for a meal under the palms.
Among things to do in Oahu, luaus commonly pique curiosity. For an educational walk through simulated Polynesian villages and an Ohana (family)-style luau, we suggest the Polynesian Cultural Center. For a luau that’s down to party, THE MODERN HONOLULU may point you to the Paradise Cove Luau.