Top 10 Things to Experience in Waikiki

Waikiki is part of Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii, and has long been a dreamy vacation destination. Tourists have been enjoying the delights of this beachside 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. Waikiki has it all.

Hit the beach

The eponymous Waikiki Beach is actually made up of eight gleaming beaches for you to spend your time lazing around on.

Catch a wave

Waikiki’s surf credentials are marked by a statue of Duke Kahanamoku, a surfing pioneer. Around his bronze statue, you'll find a plethora of surf schools offering lessons for all ages and abilities.

Tour the Historic Moana Hotel

It was actually the first hotel in Waikiki and changed its reputation as a destination forever. Visitors flocked from overseas to spend their vacations on the beach, basking in tropical luxury.

Do brunch, Waikiki style

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.

Strolling along Kalakaua Avenue means stopping off at a collection of impressive locations. There’s the Royal Hawaiian Center – one of the largest malls in Hawaii, and full with high-end retail.

Strut along Kalakaua Avenue

Kapiʻolani Park Bandstand

This park’s famous bandstand was built in the late 1890s, and marks a space where performers have been entertaining the community for decades.

Next steps

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