Honolulu, on the island of Oahu’s south shore, is capital of Hawaii. The Waikiki neighborhood is the center for dining, relaxed nightlife and friendliness of the Hawaiian people, famed for its stunning crescent beach backed by palms and high-rise hotels, with volcanic Diamond Head crater looming in the distance. Honolulu’s climate is hot and sunny all year round, there are many gay beaches in Hawaii, and one of the most scenic and well-known in the world, Queen’s Surf Beach in the heart of Waikiki.

Another great time can be spent hiking Diamond Head – One of the island’s national landmarks. Head here for a day of hiking, sunbathing and exploring including stopping off at the Diamond Head Beach, an “unofficial” gay nude beach.

Did you know the only official royal residence in the United States, Iolani Palace is here?  Marvel at the opulent 19th-century home of Hawaii’s last monarchs. The Palace is a living restoration of a proud Hawaiian national identity and is recognized as the spiritual and physical multicultural epicenter of Hawaii.

The Honolulu Pride has been moved to October to spread more events out over the year and help make Honolulu Pride a bigger tourist attraction as more mainland visitors can make it, and it seems to be working!