Apartments for Rent in Honolulu, HI The Moiliili/McCully neighborhood , seen from Waikiki. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Ramirez) Area Information
Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii and the state's most populous city. Spreading along the southwestern shores of the island of Oahu, Honolulu is considered the gateway to Hawaii.
Honolulu offers residents something for every taste. The world-famous Waikiki neighborhood is home to most of Oahu's hotels and resorts, and offers great shopping and dining along Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues. About 15 minutes west of Waikiki, in downtown Honolulu, is the heart of Hawaii's government and the bustling Chinatown Historic District. The epicenter of Oahu's flourishing arts and culture scene, Chinatown has weekly art walks, local food markets and nightlife venues.
Outside the hustle and bustle downtown, the Kapahulu neighborhood is known for its fine restaurants and bakeries. Pacific Rim cuisine is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. The Ala Moana district, which boasts the world's largest open-air shopping center, is known for its white-sand beaches.
Further inland, neighborhoods including Manoa, Makiki and Pālolo sit in verdant valleys, affording beautiful views of towering volcanic topography and easy access to hiking trails. Not far from the Honolulu Airport, the neighborhoods of Salt Lake and Aliamanu are located in a former volcanic crater.
Commuting in Honolulu can be challenging. The average commute takes 60 minutes, with some corridors along the H-1 Freeway seeing the worst congestion during rush hours.
Diamond Head (Photo courtesy of Eric Tessmer) Renting in Honolulu, HI
Given they city's status as a vacation destination, apartments for rent in Honolulu can be priced high, depending on location and views.
Iolani Palace ? Located in downtown Honolulu, this National Historic Landmark is the only official state residence of royalty in the U.S.
Pearl Harbor Memorials? Build over the wreckage of the sunken battleship USS Arizona, are exhibits, displays and museums honoring the victims of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and all who served in WWII.
Honolulu Zoo ? This 220-acre zoo is located in Kapiolani Park.
Hawaii Theater ? State-of-the-art performance center in Honolulu's Chinatown, built in 1922.
Aloha Tower ? This 1926 monument on the Honolulu Harbor welcomes ships and affords panoramic views.
Diamond Head State Monument ?Visitors can hike to the summit for sweeping views of Waikiki and Honolulu.