Top 10 Things To Do in Waikiki Right Now

Waikiki is part of Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, and has long been a dreamy vacation destination. 

Waikiki, and Hawaii in general, is often touted as a beach destination, but there is so much more to this slice of the Hawaiian capital to sun, sea, and sand.


Hit the beach

The eponymous Waikiki Beach is actually made up of eight gleaming beaches for you to spend your time lazing around on (or being active on – whatever suits you).

Even if you’re a beginner and you’ve had lessons already, hitting the surf at Waikiki Beach by yourself is one of the most iconic things to do in Waikiki.

Catch a wave  (or learn how to)

Tour the Historic Moana Hotel

Now a symbol of the area, the Historic Moana Hotel was actually the first hotel in Waikiki and changed its reputation as a destination forever.

Duke’s is one place. It’s right on the beach and is a Waikiki institution – the Sunday brunch here is famous, and involves a buffet.

Do brunch, Waikiki style

Strut along Kalakaua Avenue

Named after Kalakaua (the last monarch of Hawaii), it’s been the main thoroughfare through town since the 1800s; it’s edged with palm trees, places to eat and drink, and amazing shopping opportunities.

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