Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii is best known for surf and sand, but there's more to America's Pacific Island paradise, and checking out the capital city of Honolulu is a great way to take in the region's diversity. The city is urban and vibrant, and has one of the busiest Chinatowns in the entire United States. Honolulu's Academy of Arts programs cool, cutting-edge stuff (current and upcoming exhibits focus on superhero iconography and tattoos), and the Pan-Asian food experience is not to be missed. And, of course, when you're craving the classic Hawaiin vacation, there's Waikiki, with amazing beaches, shopping, and nightlife