I've already booked a four night rental just steps from Sunset Beach, but would love your help in deciding between The Modern and either of the Outriggers for our two-night stay in Honolulu. They're similarly priced, and I'm aware of the unique experience each offers, so it's mainly an issue of which best fits logistically my two-night itinerary. We arrive on Tues. at 1, and will check out on Thursday morning.
My son is 10 and hapa and it will his first visit to Oahu since he was one so I'm eager to use at least one of those days in the Honolulu area to educate him about his heritage. So must-dos include Iolani Palace (my ex-wife and I were married on its lawn) and the Bishop Museum. (We're saving Poly Cultural Center for a future trip.) Also on the agenda: Ala Moana, the old Advertiser building (he loves Hawaii 5-0), the UH campus (I'm meeting a former student there), Duke's (one of my favorite memories of my last visit), Chinatown, the sunset hula at Kuhio.
Logistically, which of the two is the better option? We'll have a car, and we don't mind walking, if necessary.
Obviously, we won't be spending a ton of time at either place, and I know that there are more affordable options to use as hubs, but both are within my budget.
I'm saving Pearl Harbor for our morning of departure.
Thanks in advance for the help!