Hawaii’s capital city, Honolulu, offers the traveller world-class shopping, restaurants and galleries, coupled with warm tropical breezes and white sand beaches. With so many picturesque locations to choose from, you can hang ten at the famous Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head watching over you, or grab a mai-tai, sit back and watch the pros in action. Read on for the best places to take photos in Honolulu.
Located on Oauhu’s southeastern shore, Lanai Lookout is set right on the scenic Kalanianaole Highway. On a clear day, you’ll be able to spot the islands of Lanai, Molokai, and Maui from this unique vantage point. The real star of Lanai Lookout are the other-worldly flat volcanic rocks that line the coast here.
One of Honolulu’s most famous beaches, Waikiki Beach, is centrally located making it convenient to get to for most visitors to Honolulu. Stroll the beach’s long stretch of sand and be sure to take a dip in the relaxed swimming area, protected by a seawall.
For the adventurous at heart, the cliffs at Makapuu Lookout are a stunning location for ocean views and a hike along the cliffs. This location is great for variety with beautiful cliffs, a sandy stretch of beach, and lush green grass all within walking distance.
The stunning beach at Diamond Head is protected by a shallow reef, making it a great spot for epic waves and sweeping ocean views (and if you’re lucky, maybe even a rainbow).
Waialae Beach Park
Near Kahala Beach, this palm-tree lined park offers classic Hawaiian coastline views and perhaps one of the most perfect picturesque picnic spots in Honolulu.