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Things to do in Nuuanu - Punchbowl, Honolulu

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Nature
“Very cool lookout where you can see a large portion of Kailua and Kanehoe Bay. Quick stop with great views, if it is not raining.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take a short hike through a lush Hawaiian rainforest in Manoa Valley, en route to a spectacular 150-foot waterfall on a well-maintained trail.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Route
“An easy hike with breathtaking views and an incredible waterfall at the end. Bonus: you can park in the neighborhood right before the hike and skip out on paying to park. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Nature
“Beautiful views of the Honolulu City. Drive through the jungle leading up to a gorgeous views of the city and ocean. Fruitful smells of mangoes and papaya throughout the drive. Great time to go is in the early evening around Sunset time.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Nice easy hike to a waterfall - bamboo forest, streams, peaceful place to go for a hike.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Any body and all ages welcome to breathe the fresh air and take in the natural beauty and wonders of nature. Great place to wander and stretch the body and mind.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Punch bowl, dead volcano, cemetery and monuments depicting the WWII of the Pacific. 180 degree view of Waikiki and beyond.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
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“Manoa: popular local cafe with quality coffee and creative breakfast and lunch menu”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Contemporary​ art, stunning gardens, and a yummy cafe...what's​ not to love?”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Drive to the Pali Lookout for a beautiful view of Kailua, Kaneohe and Waimanalo- the windward side of the island.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Trail
“Lulumahu Falls is a favorite amongst locals and a GREAT half day hike. The hike begins in off the Pali Highway and goes through a beautiful bamboo forest before opening up to a clearing where you can see the green mountain range towering above you before reaching Lulumahu stream which will lead you to the falls.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Well known for its healthy sandwiches and smoothies. An iconic local favorite ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite hole in the wall restaurants for great Thai food. Walking distance. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This Botanical garden is located half a mile away and is easily accessible. Its a great place to have a picnic or merely bask in the nature!”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Well known for its healthy sandwiches and smoothies. An iconic local favorite ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favorite hole in the wall restaurants for great Thai food. Walking distance. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Deliciously different! Very small place but the food and service is awesome.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I like the one on King St. better, but this one is walking distance if you want Thai food.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cozy cute cafe on the grounds of the Honolulu Museum of Art at Spalding House. You don't have to pay admission fee to the museum to go into the cafe. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“When you have to have a Big Mac . . . also good and inexpensive breakfast options.”
  • 1 local recommends

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