Makua and Kila is a statue and water fountain in Kuhio Beach in Waikiki depicting a surfer boy and a monk seal. The statue’s sculpture is Holly Young, a resident of Kauai. Ms. Young’s sculptures may be found in public and private collections throughout Hawaii and around the world. The Makua and Kila water fountain was commissioned by the City and County of Honolulu. Read More
Hawaii’s State Capitol building houses the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, offices of state legislators, and the chambers of the state House and Senate. The Capitol was constructed at the direction of Governor John A. Burns and designed by the firms of Belt, Lemmon & Lo of Honolulu, John Carl Warnecke & Associates and Architects Hawai‘i. The building opened in 1969. The Hawaii State Capitol building is the Read More
Fort DeRussy Armed Forces Recreation Center is a 72-acre park located in the center of Waikiki and is maintained by the military. Open to the public, it is also home to the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii. Fort DeRussy was named after General René Edward De Russy, a United States Army officer who was responsible for setting up many eastern United States coastal fortifications during the American Civil War.
The Lanai is a food court located on Level 2 of the Ala Moana Center, next to Macy’s in the mall’s Diamond Head wing. The Lanai food court offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and grab-and-go options, and features seating for up to 450 customers with the option to dine al fresco beneath elegant festival lighting or inside the chic dining hall.
Thomas Square in Honolulu is Hawaii’s first official public park, and it is the location where the Hawaiian Kingdom was handed back to King Kamehameha III from the British after five months of occupation. The park features a statue of King Kamehameha, an inscription of the state’s motto, “Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘āina i ka pono”, a flagpole, and walkways to a water fountain. Read More
Honolulu City Lights is a month long Christmas lights and decorations display at Honolulu Hale in downtown Honolulu. Highlights include the large outdoor tree, Shaka Santa and Tūtū Mele, the indoor tree display and the corridor of wreaths. The Honolulu City Lights, as it is called, kicks off with an electric light parade and tree lighting ceremony during the first weekend in December and runs through January 1st of the next year.
Ali’iolani Hale means “House of the Heaavenly King” and is the name of the oldest government building in Hawaii. Located in downtown Honolulu, the Ali’iolani Building is home of the Hawaii Supreme Court, Hawaii law library, court administration offices, and the Judiciary History Center. Ali’iolani Hale is located directly behind the King Kamehameha statue and across the street from Iolani Palace and Honolulu Hale. Read More