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The Best Rainy Day Activities in Honolulu

Looking for rainy day activities in Honolulu?

Don’t worry…this metropolis has plenty of activities for the whole family, from museums and aquariums to art galleries and shopping malls. So there’s no need waste any time in your hotel.

Stay dry, have fun, and check out these rainy day activities in Honolulu instead:

Waikiki Aquarium

The Waikiki Aquarium is a great option if you are on vacation with children…or even if you just want to see Hawaiian marine life up close and personal.

Tour this unique aquarium located on the coastline of Kapiolani Park and Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. The fee comes with an audio guide and entrance costs just $2 for children under 12.

This aquarium is the second oldest public aquarium in the United States. It was built in 1904 and has been an important Hawaii institution ever since. With more than 3,500 organisms and nearly 500 species of plants and animals, you can spend the day learning all about Hawaii’s unique ecosystem and its fascinating underwater life.

Bishop Museum

The Bishop Museum is a great museum for all ages.

It gives a fantastic insight into Hawaiian and Polynesian history with its Planetarium programs, Hawaiian Hall, and Science Adventure Center. The museum is both interactive and informative. And it is worth a visit even if it isn’t raining.

Kids will adore the dinosaur exhibits while adults can learn more about the history of culture on the special island.

Iolani Palace

Did you know that Iolani is the only royal palace in the United States?

This stunning American Florentine-style palace is the former residence of King Kalakaua and Queen Lili’uokalani, the last monarchs of Hawaii.

Located in the heart of downtown Honolulu, tour the palace to see the private quarters of the royal family and learn more about the brutal imprisonment during the overthrow.

Take a trip here if you want to see another side to Hawaii’s long history.

Honolulu Museum of Art

The largest museum in the state of Hawaii, the Honolulu Museum of Art has over 50,000 objects on display, including the largest collection of Asian and Pan-Pacific art in the US.

The museum features a theater and offers guided tours or audio guides for those interested.

Look out for free event admission days to the museum and be aware that the museum is closed on Mondays.

Ala Moana Shopping Center

If you prefer to spend your afternoon window shopping and maybe coming away with some Hawaiian souvenirs then head to the Ala Moana Shopping Center.

Not only is the center filled a number of popular and local shops, it also has attractions and entertainment on offer most days. The largest mall in Hawaii – and the seventh largest mall in the United States – this modern shopping center has nearly 300 stores and 80 bars and restaurants, so you never have to leave!


As you can see, Honolulu has plenty to keep you busy even if it rains for days in a row.

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Visit HawaiiDiscount.com to discover the best Honolulu activities, both indoor and outdoor.

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