Hawaii boasts clean and stunning beaches and fascinating historical sights, drawing millions of people from around the globe. During a visit to Honolulu, the capital city on the island of Oahu, make sure to put these spots on your to-do list.

Morning: Coffee and Brunch at Local Joe

Sip fresh-roasted coffee and dine on tasty options at Local Joe, a cozy spot on Marin Street in Honolulu. They’ve been roasting coffee in the area for more than two decades and recently moved into their new location. The expanded menu includes breakfast and lunch entrees, served all day, including sandwiches on bagels, croissants, and muffins, tacos, salads, and sandwiches. Vegans love the avocado taco, stuffed with organic kale, three-pepper hummus, spices, superfood seeds, and lime juice on naan. The drink menu boasts cold brew, lattes, mocha drinks, blended drinks, and traditional types of coffee.

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The U.S.S. Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu.

Early Afternoon: Pearl Harbor

This U.S. monument includes the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, which is the final resting place of more than 1,000 sailors killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor. It’s crowded anytime it’s open, but if you can sneak in during the lunch hour, you might get lucky and not have to wait in as long of a line to get in.

You do need to make an appointment for a tour, which involves taking a shuttle to the memorial, and there you’ll see the famous marble wall etched with the names of those who died. The last tour is at 3 p.m. and tickets are free but given on a first-come, first-serve basis. During your visit to the memorial, speak quietly and show respect for the events that took place and claimed so many lives. Some visitors throw flowers out to the ship during their tour.

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An Aerial View of Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu.

Evening: Diamond Head Luau

Immerse yourself in culture and tradition when you attend an outdoor luau at Diamond Head Luau. Tickets include dinner and a show featuring traditional Hawaiian dance and music. When you arrive, you’ll receive a lei greeting, Mai Tai cocktails, and you can participate in traditional activities like basket weaving, lei making, hula lessons, and the art of Hawaiian tattoo. Authentic cuisine includes roasted chicken, smoked pork, fresh local seafood, steamed rice, rolls, and salad. Save room for Hawaiian coconut pudding and pineapple chocolate cake. Seriously, it’s so good.

Late Night: Get Your Groove on at Addiction Nightclub

You won’t find a lot of dance clubs in Honolulu, but Addiction is the spot if you want to dance the night away. Top DJs and celebrities often visit Addiction when they’re on the island, so you could catch a glimpse of some of your favorites on the dance floor. Thursday nights are for the ladies, with drink specials and lower cover charges to encourage girls’ night out. Over 40,000 lights sparkle and light up the dance floor, while plush chairs offer a spot to sit and relax with your favorite drink in between songs.

Whether you’re exploring the sights or grabbing a nightcap at a local bar, you’ll find plenty of unique and local-inspired places to go in Honolulu.