5th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology - BICoB2013

Travel Information

Vans or Airport Shuttle: Advance reservations may be required.
Taxi: Approximately $40 (one-way) to the hotel; taxis are at the airport on a 24 hour basis.

Airport to Hotel: Take the H1 Freeway heading East to the Nimitz exit and stay on Route 92 which will take you straight into Waikiki. Stay on Kalakaua Avenue, turn right on Lewers, immediate left onto Don Ho Lane. Self parking on right.

Hotel to Airport: Take a left onto Royal Hawaiian Avenue then turn right onto Kaiulani Avenue. Get into left lane and turn left onto Kaiulani Avenue and a left on the Ala Wai. Then take a left on Niu Street straight across to Ala Moana Blvd and follow Ala Moana to Airport.

Parking: Please check if self-parking for in/out privileges for guests of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel is available.

Places to see: There is plenty to do and see on the island of Oahu. Guided tours, rental cars, and reservations for special events may be arranged through the hotel's Travel and Entertainment Center located in the lobby area. Oahu also has excellent public transportation and for about two dollars for a roundtrip ride, one can circle the entire island on "The Bus" (Oahu's municipal transport company).

Located within walking distance of the hotel are:

Honolulu Zoo - Since it was founded in 1914, the Honolulu Zoo has grown from a small animal shelter to a large zoological and botanical garden with more than 1,500 animals. A wide variety of reptiles and mammals as well as over 150 species of exotic birds are on display.

Kapiolani Park - A perfect picnic spot at the foot of Diamond Head Crater, Kapiolani Park is also the site of action-packed soccer and rugby games on the weekends. In addition to picnic tables and tennis courts, the park has a large bandstand and amphitheatre (Waikiki Shell) suitable for symphony concerts and other musical events. Kapiolani Park remains the home of the Kodak Hula Show, a free performance presented several times a week (10 a.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

Waikiki Aquarium - 2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu. The Aquarium, located ocean side in Kapiolani Park, is home to 1,800 marine animals from Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. Go eye to eye with sleek blacktip reef sharks in our "Hunters of the Reef" exhibit, or come face to face with an endangered Hawaiian monk seal.

Other Interesting Sights in Honolulu:
IOLANI PALACE - King and Richards Streets, Honolulu. The only state residence of royalty in the United States has been fully restored. It was built in 1882 by King David Kalakaua, one of the last Hawaiian monarchs, and once served as the seat of Hawaii's territorial and state governments. KAWAIAHAO CHURCH - The oldest church in Hawaii, Kawaiahao Church was the scene of many events during the Monarchy. Today, services are still being conducted in both Hawaiian and English. Guided tours are available and church services are open to the public. BISHOP MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM - 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu. This is Hawaii's largest and best-known museum, and a "don't miss" cultural experience for anyone interested in Hawaiian history. The museum offers numerous traveling exhibitions and, until April, the planetarium. There are Hawaiian music and dance performances and Hawaiian crafts demonstrations. ARIZONA MEMORIAL AND VISITOR CENTER - One Arizona Memorial Place, Pearl Harbor. While designed as a shrine to the men who died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the visitor center is essentially a museum of memorabilia, historic photos, and news clippngs to "a day that will live in infamy." DOLE CANNERY - 650 Iwilei Road, Honolulu. See the fascinating "Pineapply Story" multimedia show depicting the life of Jim Dole and his famous Dole Pineapple Factory. DOLE PLANTATION - 64-1550 Kamehameha Highway, Wahiawa. A perfect stop on your circle island tour. Look at the beautiful plantation house surrounded by pineapple fields. Learn the fascinating story of pineapple and see the variety garden with pineapples from all over the world. POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER - 55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie. The only place in the world where you can visit seven island villages - Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, Samoa, the Marquesas, New Zealand and old Hawaii - in one exciting day.