Enjoy the convenience of downtown with quick access to a wealth of shopping, dining and entertainment with hotels near Honolulu Academy of Arts. With a central location on the southern coast of the island, these hotels offer short commutes to businesses, universities and military installations nearby making them ideal for business and leisure travel. Families will appreciate the hotels’ proximity to the myriad of historic sites, museums and gardens in the region. For making the most of any visit to Oahu, these hotels are hard to beat.
The Museums of Honolulu
Hawaii’s rich traditions and culture date back thousands of years. Much of this has been documented, preserved and collected both as a memorial for past generations and an educational resource for the future. As a long-standing capitol of this island state, some of the oldest artifacts and most in-depth collections are housed throughout the city. If you’re unsure where to start explore, here are excellent choices within easy reach of hotels near Honolulu Academy of Arts.
The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum: Featuring both a permanent collection with more than 20 million items and an exciting schedule of rotating exhibits and live events, the museum offers a full day of browsing and learning for visitors of any age. There is also a planetarium with laser light shows, a gift shop for souvenirs and cafe serving up an authentic taste of islands.
Queen Emma Summer Palace: A short drive north of many hotels near Honolulu Academy of Arts, this historic mansion was once retreat of Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV. Dating back to 1857, the house is filled with antiques and gift from the world’s royalty. Group tours and self-guided tours offer multiple ways to explore the house and grounds.
Iolani Palace: As the home of Hawaii’s final monarch, Queen Liliuokalani, this palatial estate offers a well-preserved and meticulously maintained look at life on the islands more than 150 years ago. The grounds include other sites such as the Keliiponi Hale Coronation Pavilion, the four Royal Gates and The Sacred Mount.
Honolulu Academy of the Arts: Home to one of the largest art collections in the state, the collection of the museum features more than 50,000 artifacts. Some date back to ancient times. As a mix of Asian, Polynesian and Hawaiian work, the paintings, sculptures, prints and tapestries offer a glimpse into another world. The museum also hosts events throughout the year and daily guided and docent tours for an in-depth look at the collection and its importance to Hawaiian culture.
You will also find hotels near Honolulu Academy Arts perfect for enjoying the natural beauty of Oahu. Waikiki Beach is just a few minutes south. For a unique view of the coastline, fishing trips and sightseeing cruises are available in Kewalo Basin at Ala Moana Park. North in the hills of the city, Lyon Arboretum and Manoa Falls offer stunning panoramas, serene waterfalls and more than 190 acres of hiking, forests and local wildlife.