Such a cosmopolitan city! Honolulu can hold its own with LA, Chicago, or NYC. The shopping and restaurants are great. The weather was hot, humid, in the 80s. There were two small showers during the day. Our cab driver said that when the weather channel calls for a sunny day all day long, everyone worries. They know some rain is inevitable. The first two photos are of the International Marketplace, now a sophisticated open-air mall. The last time we visited, it was still filled with small kiosks and individual vendors. But is is beautifully redone.
Waikiki Beach is otherworldly. It is stunningly blue water. People enjoying the sun on lounge chairs laid there calmly while it rained, as it is very warm rain, and it soon did stop. The last photos were all taken at Waikiki. Can you believe the surf boards? It seems like everyone surfs except the tourists!