Honolulu, Hawaii Travel Guide

USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii - Travel Guide

To be able to get to the USS Arizona Memorial, you have to pass through the Paearl Habor so as to board the US Navy boats that carry passengers to the site. In case you are coming from abroad, you'll have to board a plane travelling to Honolulu International Airport (Hawaii), then take a bus or taxi to the Pearl Habor. Once you have reached the Harbor, go to the Visitor Center to buy a ticket. Each ticket has a unique number and a specific time at which you will departure for the ride.

Before boarding the US Navy boat, a film of the attack on the ship is shown at the Visitor Center for less than half an hour. ow. On arrival by the US Navy boats, you get to meet the entrance.

The entrance is unfolding moment of the true colors of the ship. Like any thing you will find in a big ship, an old huge anchor and bell gives insight of entering the same great ship. From the entrance, the next section is the Assembly Room. In here, you get to see mor than 20 generally large windows and a transparent see through at the floor where you can take a glimpse of the battle ship's decks below the water. d a place of commemorating the sailors who died in the ship. You may throw flowers at this opening as a sign of honor to the departed sailors. The next step is into the Shrine: This is where you meet the names of all sailors that were in the ship at the date of the attack. A marble stands out bearing names of all who died, whereas a plaque, at the left, shows off the survivors, possibly their ashes are contained in the canister in accordance to their or their families' will.

The USS Arizona Memorial is a serious place. Believe it or not, every ship alighting at the Pearl Harbor must slow down, then the employees in it to stand attention and salute at the Memorial before their ship gradually enters the Pearl's port.

Feel home in Honolulu after the visit to the Memorial. There is no worry of accommodation since there are many hotels to spend your calm night after the in-depth ride around the USS Arizona Memorial. Just to name but a few is the Plaza Hotel located next to Nimitz Highway, just half a mile from the international airport; it contains suites and spaces with a tropical arena. Another option is the Ohana hotel that is near the airport; good one if you are here for a business trip, apart from visiting.

Tell me a place a place that has no rules, and you get to see a place where speed is not an option. Well, if you are local of Honolulu, you know well that traffic is always slow; not because of traffic jam, but residents don't see the need for hurry. Actually, hooting would be embarrasing to the vehicle and its driver. Secondly, if you have come along with your personal car, leave it locked and without valuables in it. Ensure you arrive at the USS Arizona Memorial early because it flocks with people, and you may lose your chance if you come during the afternoon hours.

Oahu next week -- advice sought

by TheBeerHunter

We're heading to Oahu next week for 3 nights. Never been to Hawaii before, but we found a great deal from SFO so we couldn't resist.
We bought the Revealed book as I have seen it so often recommended, but I really can't stand the layout. I'm used to travel guides including all info about one area together, but instead this one is broken out by type of info -- ie, all "activities" together (regardless of where on the island they are), all restaurants together, etc.
So, I've got the guide for reference but would like some personal feedback regarding reality.
We arrive Thurs at about noon and depart Sunday at (I think) about 1pm

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