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Attractions Near Hawaii Convention Center

Honolulu Zoo

Spend a fun-filled day strolling the 42-acre Honolulu Zoo. Located between the shores of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head Crater, it's located about two miles from the Hawaii Convention Center. Home to a variety of mammals, birds and reptiles, visitors can tour habitats of the African Savanna, Tropical Forest and Pacific Islands. The zoo is handicap accessible and wheelchairs are available on the premises. A convenient snack bar, restrooms and children's activity center are located within the zoo's perimeter. If you prefer, pack a picnic lunch -- outside food and coolers are allowed inside the zoo grounds. And when the day is over, stop by the zoo's gift shop to take home a memorable souvenir.

USS Arizona Memorial

Approximately 20 minutes driving time will get you from the Convention Center to the USS Arizona Memorial. This historic Memorial was completed in 1962 to honor the military men and women who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 by the Japanese. The 184-foot-long Memorial structure stretches above the mid-section of the sunken USS Arizona. A Navy shuttle boat transports visitors to the Memorial where they disembark to be picked up later by another shuttle boat.

Ala Moana Shopping Center

Four levels of open air shopping and dining await you at the Ala Moana Shopping Center. It's the largest shopping center in Hawaii filled with over 290 merchants. Located less than one-half mile from the Hawaii Convention Center, you can shop-until-you drop at a variety of specialty stores. And when you're tired of shopping, treat yourself to a delicious meal or tasty snack at one of the center's fine-dining restaurants or the international food court. The shopping center has a customer service desk ready to assist your needs, along with a convenient ATM, handy strollers and secure lockers for stashing packages.

Iolani Palace

The Iolani Palace is situated in beautiful downtown Honolulu, less than three miles from the Convention Center. Guided and self-led tours are available at this National Historic Landmark. This official residence of Hawaii's monarchy, the Iolani Palace was built by King Kalākaua in 1882. His majesty's sister, Queen Lili'uokalani, succeeded him and also resided in this grand palace. In 1978 the former royal residence was opened to the public after undergoing extensive restoration. Don't miss the basement gallery exhibits in the palace, where the Hawaiian crown jewels are on display.

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