Visiting Pearl Harbor


Will USS Arizona Ever Be Raised?

By: Mark Loproto

On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, on the island of Oahu, was the site of a surprise attack that resulted in the loss of more than 2,400 lives. The primary... Read More

Best Pearl Harbor Tours for Shutterbugs

By: Mark Loproto

For any photography buff,  knowing how and where to get the best shots is vital, and the Pearl Harbor National Memorial is no exception. There is so much to see... Read More

USS Arizona Memorial Reopens to Visitors

By: Mark Loproto

Undergoing critical repairs since May of 2018, the USS Arizona Memorial has been closed to the public. Beginning on September 1, 2019, visitors will once again be able to board... Read More

Veterans Day at Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Every year on November 11th, the United States comes together to honor the men and women who served in the nation’s various branches of the military. Young and old are... Read More

Budget-Friendly Pearl Harbor Tours

By: Mark Loproto

For many people, making—and sticking to—a budget is a factor in everything from planning a trip to the grocery store trip to deciding on details of a Hawaii vacation. Pearl... Read More

Pearl Harbor: What’s Not Included?

By: Mark Loproto

These days, it seems safe to assume that there are always hidden costs. Book a hotel room, and you can be sure you’ll be hit with a "resort fee." Purchase... Read More

Pearl Harbor Health and Safety Tips

By: Mark Loproto

As you’re preparing for your trip to Pearl Harbor and the excitement and anticipation build, you’ll probably find yourself making a lot of mental checklists. For an experience this important—and... Read More

Do Any Pearl Harbor Tours Visit Iolani Palace?

By: Mark Loproto

There is so much history on the island of Oahu and in many instances, you’ll be able to explore much of it when you embark on a tour of Pearl... Read More

Pearl Harbor Tours: Three Items Not To Forget

By: Mark Loproto

No matter what activities and tours you take part in during your Hawaiian vacation, whenever you leave the hotel you’re going to do that classic move of checking to make... Read More

What Is the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater?

By: Mark Loproto

When you go on a Pearl Harbor tour, you see some of the most iconic locations on the island of Oahu. From the USS Arizona Memorial to the Pearl Harbor... Read More

The Admiral Clarey Bridge

By: Mark Loproto

From the moment you arrive at Pearl Harbor and step through the main entrance into the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, you’ll find that there is much to take in. There... Read More

Hands-On with History

By: Mark Loproto

We all absorb information in different ways. Some can read through pages of textbooks and come away with a wealth of new knowledge. Others may require visual or audio aids.... Read More

Advantages of the Passport to Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Are guided tours always the best way to visit Pearl Harbor? If you’re coming all the way to Oahu to visit Pearl Harbor, you’re going to want to get the... Read More

How Can I Minimize Walking at Pearl Harbor?

By: Mark Loproto

A visit to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument is primarily a walking experience. From the moment you arrive at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, you’re... Read More

Royal Hawaiian Band Kicks Off 2018 Commemorations

By: Mark Loproto

When the end of the year rolls around, many people become engrossed in the holiday season. At Pearl Harbor, however, there is an event that draws even more attention, one... Read More

Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park: Outdoor Exhibits

By: Mark Loproto

One of the main attractions of the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites is the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. In addition to the iconic submarine herself, the site features an... Read More

4th of July Fireworks over Honolulu

By: Mark Loproto

People in Hawaii are known for their love of fireworks. Any holiday is an excuse for a good pyrotechnic show. In fact,  the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki puts on... Read More

Planning Guide for Visiting Pearl Harbor

By: Mark Loproto

Pearl Harbor is an iconic location, a major piece of the history of not just Hawaii, but of the United States and the world. The December 7, 1941 attack changed... Read More

Pearl Harbor Terminology – Battleship Row

By: Mark Loproto

Any discussion of the attack on Pearl Harbor includes references to something called “Battleship Row.” In your mind, you may be picturing a row of battleships lined up within the... Read More

The Conning Tower of the USS Parche

By: Mark Loproto

During your explorations of Pearl Harbor, you find tributes to some of the iconic ships of the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack and World War II. There’s an anchor from... Read More

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