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Oahu Attractions | Historic Oahu FAQs

Oahu Attractions | Historic Oahu FAQs

Staying at our Waikiki Accommodations? Read through some of these FAQs about historical Oahu Attractions near our Honolulu Hotel.

Many guests at Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach – A Honolulu Hotel love exploring the nearby historical Oahu Attractions. Pearl Harbor and Iolani Palace are just two examples of the Oahu Attractions that provide a glimpse into Oahu’s past. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about Historical Oahu Attractions. You can also view our Oahu Attractions Guide for more information.

Q: What are some examples of historical Oahu Attractions near your Waikiki Accommodations?
A: You will find several historical Oahu Attractions near our Honolulu Hotel. Pearl Harbor is, perhaps, the most well-known. Guided and self-guided Tours are available, and Pearl Harbor is a short drive from our Waikiki Accommodations. Other popular historical Oahu Attractions near our Honolulu Hotel are Iolani Palace and Nuuanu Pali Lookout.

Q: We want to visit Pearl Harbor during our stay at your Honolulu Hotel. How much time should we set aside for visiting this Oahu Attraction?
A: There are several different options for those who want to visit this Oahu Attraction during a stay at Courtyard by Marriott Waikiki Beach – A Honolulu Hotel. Some choose to only visit one or two sites associated with Pearl Harbor. Other guests at our Waikiki Accommodations opt to visit all of the stops on a Pearl Harbor Tour. For some, a couple of hours are enough while others spend much of a day exploring this Oahu Attraction.

Q: Is there an Oahu Attraction where we can learn about the royalty that once ruled in Oahu?
A: Yes! One of the Oahu Attractions near our Honolulu Hotel where you can learn about Hawaiian royalty is Iolani Palace. This is the only royal palace in the country, and it was home to Hawaii’s final two monarchs: King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokilani.

Q: Oahu Attractions: Is a visit to Pearl Harbor appropriate for children? Will they be terribly bored?
A: Not at all. Many guests at our Honolulu Hotel are surprised at how children respond to this Oahu Attraction. Of course, much will depend of the age and temperament of the child, but there are features of a visit to Pearl Harbor that appeal to children such as the chance to take a picture in a ship’s berthing or look down the sight of a huge, ship-mounted gun.

Q: We have heard that there are some historical structures at the summit of Diamond Head Crater. Is this true?
A: Yes! Diamond Head Crater is a popular Oahu Attraction located a short drive from our Waikiki Accommodations. Those who hike to the summit of Diamond Head Crater will find bunkers and a historical lighthouse. Read more about hiking Diamond Head Crater.

Q: Is attending an authentic Hawaiian Luau a good way to learn about some of the history and culture of Hawaii?
A: Yes…sometimes. Businesses that offer authentic Hawaiian luaus are popular Oahu Attractions. Some, however, focus more on providing a party atmosphere than a look at Hawaiian culture. There is nothing wrong with that, but one attending a luau near our Honolulu Hotel should keep in mind that some focus more on an authentic experience than others.

Q: Are guided tours offered at Pearl Harbor or is a self-guided tour the only option for visiting this historical Oahu Attraction?
A: Yes. Both guided and self-guided tours of this historical Oahu Attraction are available. Guests at our Honolulu Hotel can ask our Concierge for more information about Pearl Harbor Tours.

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