Honolulu city life
Honolulu is a community within a large city. This is how locals and visitors describe it altogether, after experiencing a metropolitan vibe, but without inconveniences such as traffic or agitation. The shopping, arts and cultural scene are some of the finest offerings that Honolulu has. Nightlife is spiced up by events that celebrate the signature hula dance and restaurants proudly offer products of local cuisine and beverages.
The history of Honolulu is visible through the Iolani Palace, the Kawaiahao Church, the artefacts from the Bishop Museum and the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archive. Meanwhile, the city’s beauty can be admired from the Aloha Tower and in monuments like the King Kamahameha I Statue or the Duke Kahanamoku Statue. The Hawaii Theatre is also a locally famous site. The farmers’ markets and the walls of Kaka’ako, covered in street art are two of the impressive points that emphasize Honolulu’s uniqueness.
Honolulu is home to 100 beaches, a record that a few cities in the world own and the birthplace of Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler and Barrack Obama.
International atmosphere in Honolulu
Due to the cultural mixture that Honolulu has, most of its inhabitants are Asian American, from ethnic groups such as Japanese, Filipinos, Chinese, Koreans, Vietnamese and others. A tiny percentage of the people are natives.
Honolulu is also highly visited by tourists, so the atmosphere is constantly diverse and locals are open to show foreigners their traditions, signature dance, cuisine and history. International students will feel welcome and will quickly learn that vacation and studies can interfere without disturbing each other.
Honolulu’s climate is mostly translated into one dry summer season with occasional rainfalls. Hurricanes may rarely appear. Average high temperatures are 27 - 32°C (80 - 90°F), while average lows are 18 - 24°C (65 - 75°F).