Home to the State Capitol, Honolulu is the vibrant epicenter of Hawaii. Here you’ll find..North Shore Information
If there is such a thing as a perfect wave, you’ll likely find it on Oahu’s North Shore. The..Waimea Bay Information
Located on the legendary North Shore, Waimea Bay was an influential surf spot during the dawn of..Kailua Beach Park Information
With a half mile of soft white sand, turquoise water and gentle breezes, Kailua Beach Park located..Diamond Head (Leahi) Information
The iconic silhouette of Diamond Head State Monument sits along the Honolulu skyline just beyond..Downtown Honolulu and Chinatown Info
Downtown Honolulu is home to some of Oahu’s most historic places. Next to the skyscrapers of the..Haleiwa Information
Your first stop along the North Shore will be charming Haleiwa, about a one-hour drive from..Windward Coast Information
Set beneath the towering green slopes of the Koolau Mountains, the Windward side offers a scenic..See all locations in Oahu
Located on the south shore of Honolulu, the world-famous neighborhood of Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Known in Hawaiian as "spouting waters," Waikiki was introduced to the world when its first hotel, the Moana Surfrider, was built on its shores in 1901. Today, Waikiki is Oahu’s main hotel and resort area and a vibrant gathering place for visitors from around the world. Along the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue you'll find world-class shopping, dining, entertainment and resorts.
Waikiki is most famous for its beaches and every room is just two or three blocks away from the sea. With Leahi (Diamond Head) as your backdrop, the calm waters of Waikiki are perfect for a surfing lesson. In fact, legendary Hawaiian waterman Duke Kahanamoku grew up surfing the waves of Waikiki. This Olympic gold medalist in swimming actually taught visitors how to surf at the turn of the century and was later known as “The father of modern surfing.” Today, the Waikiki Beach Boys perpetuate Duke’s legacy by teaching visitors how to surf and canoe and the Duke Kahanamoku Statue has become an iconic symbol of Waikiki.
But there’s more to Waikiki than just the beach. Attractions of Waikiki like the Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium offer fun for the whole family. You can learn about the history of Waikiki by reading the surfboard markers along the Waikiki Historical Trail. Fantastic shopping and dining can be found all along Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues and at gathering places like the Royal Hawaiian Center and the Waikiki Beach Walk. And the fun keeps going long after the Waikiki sunset with amazing nightlife and live music.
Best of all, Waikiki is within a half hour of a variety of Oahu attractions, including Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout and Hanauma Bay. Other notable points of interest nearby include Ala Moana Center, the local neighborhood of Kapahulu and the arts district of Chinatown.
From Hawaiian royalty to Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Waikiki continues to be an evolving expression of the ancient spirit of aloha. On these famous shores, the past and the future are uniting in fresh and surprising ways.
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