Under $100: Honolulu, Hawai’i

by Nia Scott

Jun 9, 2019

Honolulu, Waikiki, Hawai’i © Chrishowey | Dreamstime

Under $100 / North America

Honolulu is home to many fantastic restaurants. The popularity of Hawai’i has attracted travelers from all over to make the state their home and open thriving businesses. The Barefoot Beach Cafe is one of the many restaurants opened by people who made Hawai’i home. This is a great place to stop for breakfast, but get there early because the lines get long quickly. Plan to spend less than $15.

No trip to Honolulu is complete without making the trek to Diamond Head. This walk will take some time to get to the great view but it’s worth the walk. It’s Hawai’i’s most recognized landmark and known for its hiking trail. The view of the coast is magnificent and offers visitors an unparalleled view of the island. The crater was formed 300,000 years ago during an explosive eruption. Once everything settled it looked like a diamond. The fee is $5 per car and $1 per person.

Try O’Kims for lunch. This Asian-fusion restaurant is the perfect place to settle in for an interesting lunch. Try a few different things from the menu and you won’t be sorry. All the food is delicious. Budget around $20 for a lunch with a few different items.

After lunch, visit Iolani Palace. This palace was the home to the royals of Hawai’i and rulers of the Kingdom of Hawai’i. This is a great place to learn about the history of the state and about the royal families. Not many people are aware Hawai’i used to be a kingdom that governed itself and it’s interesting to learn about.

For a moderately priced dinner, eat at Karai Crab. This restaurant offers great Cajun seafood options in a lively atmosphere. Seafood restaurants on islands usually have fresh seafood and you can expect that here. Plan to spend around $30.

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