Best known as a vacation destination and a military post, Honolulu provides ideal living conditions to local inhabitants. Consistently warm weather allows residents to take full advantage of the many options for outdoor recreation which include surfing, fishing, hiking and a variety of sports. While tourism has largest economic impact on Honolulu, the city’s top employers represent manufacturing, research and defense. Honolulu’s rich assortment of museums, restaurants and performing arts centers provide vast entertainment opportunities.
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