Waikiki Beach, Honolulu. Doesn’t the name conjure up visions of sun-kissed beach days, surfing in clear warm waters and luau evenings of hula dancing and ukulele music? It’s all here, but the tropical, skyscraper-bristling Hawaiian capital is way more than that. You can sample local street food in Chinatown, dip into impressive museums and galleries, hike woodland trails in the Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve, climb the volcanic crater of Leahi (Diamond Head) and shop at Ala Moana. After dark, paint downtown Honolulu red at the city’s best bars and nightclubs. But you needn’t drift into insolvency during your stay – here is our pick of the best cheap hotels in Honolulu, Hawaii, bookable with Culture Trip.