Our final day in Honolulu started out with the obligatory tourist trek up Diamond Head.
For those who don’t know Diamond Head is the most famous landmark in Honolulu. The mountain is the remains of a volcano approximately 500,000 years old.
Once you make it to the top of the 750′ mountain, the cauldron is apparent.
Situated in the east side of Honolulu, it is surrounded by nice neighborhoods.
Because it is at the east end of the island, the Diamond Head lighthouse is located at the base to warn ships.
Our hike complete, we headed downtown to check out the historic buildings, including the post office.
Easily the most famous is Iolani Palace, and the statue of King Kamehameha.
Across the street was the royal residence
Inside the Palace
A secondary building on the property.
Nearby is the Hawaii State Capital
There are numerous other historic buildings downtown.
Our architecture tour complete, we headed for the last part of the island we had yet to see, the South Shore.
After returning to our hotel, I spent some time doing close ups of the Waikiki Hotels.
And the nearby mountains.