Monday, July 5, 2010
Hawaii’s Scenic Drives
Hawaii’s capital is Honolulu and the state’s flower is Yellow Hibiscus. Aloha Tower Market place has two stories of shops, kiosks and indoor and outdoor restaurants some with live entertainment right next to Honolulu Harbor. The landmarks 10 story Aloha Tower is its anchor; to view the harbor take the free ride up to the observation deck. A trolley runs regularly between the market place and Waikiki.
The Hawaii Maritime Center is on the Diamond Head side of the market place. Look for the century old sailing vessel Falls of Clyde, a four-misted square rigged tall ship moored out front. Lively, informative exhibits trace the history of Hawaii’s love affair with the sea.