Top travel picks: Getaway from Cincinnati to Honolulu

Top travel picks: Getaway from Cincinnati to Honolulu
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By Hoodline - Published on April 11, 2019.

Looking for a tropical vacation where you can balance beach time with shopping, nightlife and quality cuisine? Consider Honolulu: Hawaii's capital and gateway to America's favorite archipelago. The city not only has iconic hotels and tourist attractions like Waikiki, but it also boasts thriving commercial and arts districts, as well as easy access to outdoor excursions that bring you face to face with Hawaii's natural beauty, whether at sea or on land.

Using travel site Skyscanner, we’ve sifted through the cheapest flights between Cincinnati and Honolulu in the next few months, including some standout hotel options and highly reviewed local attractions.

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Flight deals to Honolulu

The cheapest flights between Cincinnati and Honolulu are if you leave on April 30 and return from Hawaii on May 7. Delta currently has tickets for $602, roundtrip.

There are also deals to be had in May. If you fly out of Cincinnati on May 1 and return from Honolulu on May 8, Delta can get you there and back for $605 roundtrip.

Top Honolulu hotels

To plan your stay, here are some of Honolulu’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort (2259 Kalakaua Ave.)

If you're looking to treat yourself, consider The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. The hotel has a 4.7-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $350.

Located in Honolulu, this beachfront resort is close to the International Market Place and Waikiki Beach. Other attractions include Diamond Head.

The Hale Koa Hotel (2055 Kalia Road)

If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, there's The Hale Koa Hotel, which has rooms for $132/night. It has 4.6 stars. 

The Halekulani (2199 Kalia Road)

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A pricier alternative is The Halekulani. The 4.6-star hotel has rooms for $490/night.

Located in the heart of Waikiki, this beachfront resort is one of Hawaii's finest. Luxury shopping and dining are all within walking distance.

Local restaurant picks

If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Honolulu's many quality eateries, here are a few popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.

Leonard's Bakery (933 Kapahulu Ave.)

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If you're looking for a local favorite, head to Leonard's Bakery, which has an average of 4.5 stars out of 126 reviews on Skyscanner.  

"I had my very first malasada at Leonard's Bakery. The malasada is a popular sugary doughnut," wrote visitor Tilly.

Duke's Waikiki (2335 Kalakaua Ave., #116)

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Another popular dining destination is Duke's Waikiki, with 4.4 stars from 105 reviews.

"Duke’s is the place to go for a fantastic dinner on the slightly more upscale side," wrote reviewer Makiah.  

Moke's Bread and Breakfast (27 Hoolai St.)

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Also worth considering is Moke's Bread and Breakfast. It checks in with five stars from 14 reviews on Skyscanner. 

"I love that all the breads and muffins here are baked fresh daily," wrote John.  

What to see and do in Honolulu

Not sure what to do in Honolulu, besides eat and drink? Here are a few recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

Hanauma Bay State Park (7455 Kalanianaʻole Highway)

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First up is the Hanauma Bay State Park. It has 4.7 stars from 238 reviews. 

Hanauma Bay is home to the best snorkeling in Hawaii thanks to a strict effort to preserve this last remnant of Oahu's once sparkling reefs.  

Lanikai Beach (Mokulua Drive, Kailua)

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Lanikai Beach is another popular destination, with 4.8 stars from 143 reviews.

"This is one of the most famous beaches in the world," wrote visitor Makiah.  

Pearl Harbor (11 Arizona Memorial Drive, Honolulu)

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Finally, consider checking out Pearl Harbor. It checks in with 4.6 stars from 172 reviews on Skyscanner.  

"You must take the time to visit this site. It is a very moving experience and one that you won't forget," wrote visitor Leigh.  

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