Explore Historical Sites on Oahu near Prince Waikiki

The front of Iolani Palace, one of the historical sites on Oahu.From the moment guests check into Prince Waikiki, there is no shortage of ways to take in the stunning Hawaii scenery surrounding the hotel. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely bike ride on a nearby bike trail or discover majestic waterfalls. While Oahu is home to beautiful nature, it is also home to important historical sites. Discover Hawaii’s rich culture and history by leaving time to explore the landmarks and sites near this Honolulu hotel.

A Guide to Discovering Hawaiian History and Culture

One of the best parts about a vacation can be learning about the destination. From museums to historical landmarks, visitors to Oahu have plenty of chances to learn about the history and culture of Oahu and Hawaii as a whole.

  • Located in the Nuuanu Valley, Queen Emma Summer Palace take in the museum that was once the summer retreat of Queen Emma, King Kamehameha IV, and Prince Albert. Take in the collection of Queen Emma’s belongings and memorabilia, royal antiques, and furnishings. 
  • Hear first-hand stories from those who survived the “day which will live in infamy” at Pearl Harbor. Visitors can see an airplane hanger that still shows scars from that Dec. 7 morning and look into the shallow harbor where the USS Arizona rests. 
  • Washington Place is known as the private residence of Queen Liliuokalani, Hawaii’s last reigning monarch. This residence was at the center of pivotal events, including the overthrow of the kingdom that led to Hawaii becoming a U.S. territory. 
  • Tour the former residence of the Hawaiian monarchs by visiting Iolani Palace. As the home of King Kalakaua and Queen Liluokalani, this landmark was also the location of Liliuokalani’s overthrow and imprisonment. It was restored to its original grandeur in the 1970s. 
  • See a wide range of cultural, natural, and historical treasures at Bishop Museum. Established in 1889, this museum has helped preserve and share the history of Hawaii and the Pacific.  

 

In addition to historical sites, there are a variety of statues found throughout the island that celebrate the heroes of Hawaii. Travelers should keep their eyes peeled for these sculptures as they explore Oahu.

Learn Something New during a Waikiki Getaway

A couple waking through a Waikiki hotel lobby after exploring historical sites on Oahu.Guests who book their Honolulu escape at Prince Waikiki are not only close to relaxing beaches and thrilling activities, but they are also close to some of the most recognizable historical sites on Oahu. After a day spent learning about Hawaii’s rich history and culture, relax back at this upscale hotel. Enjoy contemporary accommodations, fantastic on-site amenities, and delicious dining options. Guests can enhance and save on their stay by looking into this Waikiki hotels’ special offers and packages. To learn more about these offers or the hotel, call 855-622-7558 or email [email protected].