The best sunset view of Honolulu is from a 1,048-foot-high hill named for sweet potatoes. Actually, the poetic Hawaiian name means “rolling sweet potato hill,” for the way early planters used gravity to harvest their crop. The panorama is sweeping and majestic. On a clear day—which is often—you can see from Diamond Head to the Wai‘anae Range, almost the length of Oahu. At night, several scenic overlooks provide romantic spots high above the city lights.