The hotels surrounding the convention center offer all the conveniences of the city *AND* beach within walking distance, but be sure to book some "you time" to experience the local culture and beauty of an island that truly is a masterpiece of nature. .
This might include a short trip for a hike to Diamond Head state monument where you can rejoice in breathtaking views overlooking the Pacific and the city.
[caption id="attachment_3737" align="alignleft" width="150"] Aerial view from Diamond Head State Monument (Photo courtesy of bennymarty/stock.adobe.com)[/caption]
Or, take a tour of Pearl Harbor to add a unique perspective on WWII history, a trip to the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium or Sea Life Park.