When people think of Hawaii, it’s often images of legendary Waikiki Beach that come to mind. Soft white sands and warm transparent waters lure sun worshippers to this tourist hotspot year after year. Upon arriving to Waikiki Beach you’ll find a statue of the father of modern surfing, Duke Kahanamoku, welcoming you with open arms. Aside from sunbathing and swimming the aquamarine waters, visitors can engage in every water sport imaginable. Learn to surf like Duke, see Hawaii’s state fish -- the humuhumunukunukuapuaa -- up close and personal at the Waikiki Aquarium, or stroll along the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue for shopping, dining and entertainment. The varied cosmopolitan amenities of Honolulu are only minutes away.