We are planning a quick, short trip to Honolulu in September. We are a semi-retired 64-year old couple. We really want to go to Pearl Harbor but need some guidance. I’ve reviewed some of the comments but, because of differences in opinion, I want to ask the experts.
(1) How much time should we allow? One-half day or a full day?
(2) What areas can be seen by self-guided tour/walk?
(3) What areas must been by professional guides? What is the cost of those tours? Are they all worth the cost?
We are on a limited budget and hope to spend a night (or maybe two) in a reasonably-priced hotel. I can’t tell if there are any reasonable or low-priced hotels near enough to walk or ride a taxi to Pearl Harbor, basically about $100 per night. Will it be possible to do that? Our plans are to fly to the Honolulu airport, taxi to the hotel, taxi to Pearl Harbor, back to the hotel and/or airport, depending on timing. Of course, if there are shuttles or buses, that would be less expensive. What are your suggestions?
Are we totally dreaming to think this is possible on a limited budget?