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The beauty of Hawaii

Quiz by: Louise The English Teacher    

Description: What to do in Hawaii
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Which island is Honolulu located on?
Which state is Hawaii?
Who came to Hawaii hundreds of years before Captain Cook?
Leahi is another name for...
What can you see from the crater?
Honolulu can be described as
What does Honolulu mean?
Which beach is popular?
What did King Kamehameha do?
What kind of architecture can you admire at Iolani Palace?
What population has left its mark on the Hawaiian cuisine?
What type of trees can you find at Kapiolani Park?
When was the air raid at Pearl Harbor?
What is to the east of Pearl Harbor
Honolulu is located on the Polynesian island O'ahu, in the middle of the North Pacific ocean. It is the
capital of Hawaii: The 50th, and youngest, American state. In tropical Honolulu, the surf is always up
and the weather always warm. Hawaii's biggest city offers the perfect mix of nature, culture, sports
and shopping all in the one place. With America's only royal palace at its core and Pearl Harbor just
around the corner, there is also a lot of history to discover. Visit the Bishop Museum to learn about
the Polynesian voyagers who came here hundreds of years before captain Cook dropped anchor in
1778. The native Hawaiians and first Europeans were drawn to the majestic profile of the Diamond
Head volcano, which is still an attraction today. Wherever you are in the city, the backdrop of Lēʻahi,
as the locals call the crater, is a constant reminder of Hawaii's explosive beginnings. Climb the short
trail to its circular rim for commanding views over the island and its picture-perfect coastline. Go to
the top of the Aloha Tower to see how Honolulu has become a modern urban center. The capital is
the gathering place where residents of Hawaii do business, but tourists mainly come here for its
beaches and watersports. Honolulu means "sheltered bay" and any day of they year you can go
swimming, stand up paddle boarding and sailing in the harbor. Ala Moana Beach Park is the quieter
alternative to popular Waikiki. Laze on the beach, or, if you start feeling active, get surfing lessons
or rent a canoe to explore the bay. Stroll over the boulevard to buy everything from up-scale fashion
to flowery local garments to brighten up your wardrobe. Downtown, you can't miss the statue of the
fearless warrior King Kamehameha, who unified the Hawaiian islands in the late 18th century. Admire
the American Florentine architecture of Iolani Palace and visit the Halekoa barracks. For lunch, try a
Japanese fusion dish. The largely Asian American population of Honolulu has left its mark on the
cuisine and culture of the island. Visit Kapi'olani Park with its ancient Banyan trees and attractive
beachfront. The park is home to the historic Honolulu Zoo, so take the kids to see friendly giants,
and exotic birds. Set aside a day for Pearl Harbor to see the remnants of the U.S. Pacific Fleet that
was crippled by an air raid on December 7, 1941. Pay your respects on the USS Arizona Memorial,
visit the aviation museum and see the spot that marks the surrender of Japan aboard the USS
Missouri. To the east of Pearl Harbor, the warm turquoise waters of Kailua Beach are waiting to take
your mind off worldly affairs. Cool off with shave ice, the local version of a snow cone. Head back to
downtown Honolulu for sunset and watch a Hula dancing show in the romantic capital of Hawaii.
Honolulu is a convenient stop over on your way to other Hawaiian islands, but also a great
destination in itself. Come and experience the true meaning of Aloha, which is much more than just
Hawaiian for "Hello!". It means a warm welcome; love; best wishes; and even goodbye. But it never
means farewell...
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