Travel and Leisure has released its list of the top American Cities to escape winter’s chill as voted on by their readers. Part 2 of our 5-Part series continues our look at the top American cities on the list that also make great timeshare rental winter vacation destinations
2. Honolulu. The best time to visit the Hawaiian islands is in the winter, when the temperatures are moderate, the trade winds soft, and winter’s chill is just a back home memory. And while the reasons to have a beach vacation on any of the islands is obvious, Honolulu, the state's capital, is a great city to explore.
A guided walking tour of Honolulu will give you the opportunity to learn about several of Honolulu's premier landmarks and attractions.
For example you'll discover the 1842 Kawaiahao Church, called the "Westminster of the Pacific," built from coral reef rocks that were hand carried from the ocean. The Mission House is a National Historic Landmark and has been turned into an interpretive museum. And no Honolulu tour would be complete without a visit to Iolani Palance, another National Historic Landmark, from which two monarchs, King Kalakaua and Queen Lili'uokalani, governed.
You’ll want to stop by Hawaii’s state capitol building that replaced the Iolani Palace as the seat of government in 1969. The building is popularly regarded for its symbolic design: The conic shape of the legislative chambers represents volcanoes, the 40 pillars encircling the building are a nod to native royal palm trees, and the water surrounding the structure is symbolic of the Pacific.
“The great central court lies open to the sun, rain, moon and stars, rising to the heavens much like one of Madame Pele's volcanic craters opens its throat to the sky. There are no doors to the grand entryways, only open spaces that welcome the wind and bids it aloha as it makes its way from the mountains toward the sea.”
The daytime business and financial districts of busy Honolulu transform after dark into what is officially known as Hawaii's Arts District. On the first Friday of each month this downtown area becomes one big block party. The spirited social scene overflows into the art galleries, shops, and fabulous eateries that all stay open late.
Downtown Honolulu is easy to get to from just about anywhere on Oahu where you might be renting your timeshare - just hop aboard the island's award-winning public transportation system, The Bus.
There are many budget-friendly timeshare rentals in Honolulu, including the Hilton Hawaiian Village where timeshare rentals start at just $99/night, and the Grand Hawaii Vacation Club where you can rent a timeshare for just $89/night.
Your timeshare kitchen, combined with the great fruits and produce you can get at the local Hawaiian farmer’s markets, along with fresh fish and seafood from the fish markets, will not only provide you with money-saving meals, but delicious homemade Polynesian dishes as well.
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