[:en]A cultural comparison of Boston and Honolulu, capital of Hawaii, gateway to the U.S. island chain, and home of our Affiliate of the Month this January, List Sotheby's International Realty,the leading luxury residential real estate brokerage on Oahu.
Whether you are intrigued by the legendary surf of Oahu,lush island terrain of Kauai, orsecluded luxury of Maui, the mystical island chain of Hawaii offers something for everyone. Perhapsthe most metropolitan is Oahu,the "Heart of Hawaii," where the juxtaposition of wild nature and urban metropolis is best appreciated from the 360-degree view at the top of WaikikisDiamond Head Trail Hike. Once you are ready for the gnarly waves, head to the iconicNorth Shore, where the lively beach scene is perfect for watching far braver athletes tackle the tremendous surf.
With its laid-back island vibe, diverse blend of cultures and ethnicities, and palm-lined business district that's just moments away from the sea, Honolulu continues to entice visitors to make their vacation a permanent one. And for Bay Staters looking for a tropical escape, this just became much simplerHawaiian Airlines launched non-stop flights between Boston and Honolululast year. Stay for weeks or months at a time, form friendships, and take advantage of those kamaaina (local) deals on popular attractions like whale watching tours and fishing excursions.
Honolulu is also undoubtedly the Hawaiian Islands' cultural and culinary hub. The metro area encompasses regions such as the retail-filled Kaka'ako, a Chinatown that is one of the oldest in the nation, and a collection of residential neighborhoods that span from the green Ko'olau mountains in the north and east to Pearl City and its famed harbor to the northwest.Locals also respect the city's nature spots as much as its urban scene. Art galleries, spas, museums, and luxury fashion boutiques are easy to come by, but you'll also find green mountains lined with hiking trails, and clean waters alive with reefs, whales, turtles, and dolphins.
Gibson Sothebys International Realtys vast network of real estate experts covers nearly every corner of the world. Looking to make the move to Hawaii? Contact our Relocation Director, Aimee Rideout, at Aimee.Rideout@GibsonSIR.com.
|Ohana really does mean familyHonolulu has a strong sense of community. People tend to look after one another. Respect local ways and you may make friends who become your extended ohana for life.||City culture|| |
A flourishing city with something for everyone: rich history, diverse neighborhoods, a bustling theater district, and some of the most renowned higher education institutions in the nation.
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
American Savings Bank
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State Street Bank
|The Honolulu Festival||Music festivals||Boston Calling|
|Famed beverage||Samuel Adams Boston Lager|
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Pearl Harbor National Memorial
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Old State House
Diamond Head State Monument
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Aloha Plate Food Tour
Oahu Nature Tours
Boston Duck Tours
|Honolulu Marathon||Marathons|| |
|Take in the Honolulu City Lights |
Snowboard on Mauna Kea
Check out asurf contest
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Ice skate on the Boston Common Frog Pond
Shop at the Prudential Center
Hit the slopes at a nearby ski mountain