You don't have to leave America to find white sand beaches, volcanoes, and active Polynesian culture—you only have to leave the continental United States. Hawaii offers a wildly different travel experience than any other you'll find in the States but without the potential for ex-patriotism. Real reasons to be proud to be an American right here!

But seriously, traveling to Hawaii is bucket-list status. Still, no visit to the archipelago would be complete without a trip to Honolulu, the state's capital. Located on the island of Oʻahu, the city is a bustling metropolis full of great art and fantastic food.

Here are 10 reasons to visit Honolulu. You won't want to miss a single one.