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For family-friendly activities such as a visit to the Honolulu Zoo, a trip to the Sea Life Waterpark or a day at the beach, check our attractions and events blog page to be in the know about where to go in Waikiki.
5 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Hawai‘i for 2021

5 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Hawai‘i for 2021

May 14th, 2021 Attractions & Events

While annual events like the Memorial Day Parade and 50th State Fair are taking the year off, there are still plentry of ways to spend the long weekend in the home of sun, sand, and surf.

3 Day Trips on Oʻahu for the Solo Traveler

3 Day Trips on Oʻahu for the Solo Traveler

May 7th, 2021 Attractions & Events

These Hawai‘i destinations make traveling on your own simple and spectacular.

Ultimate Guide to Spring Break Waikiki 2021

Ultimate Guide to Spring Break Waikiki 2021

March 17th, 2021 Attractions & Events

Spring break in Waikiki is calling. Here’s all you need to know for the 2021 season.

5 Fun and Family-Friendly Attractions in Waikiki

5 Fun and Family-Friendly Attractions in Waikiki

March 14th, 2021 Attractions & Events

Create the perfect backdrop for your Waikiki family getaway with these fun and family-friendly attractions.

10 Relaxing Things to Do on a Waikiki Beach Vacation

10 Relaxing Things to Do on a Waikiki Beach Vacation

February 14th, 2021 Attractions & Events

Hit the reset button and get back to feeling like your normal self again with our recommendations.

Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Hawaiʻi for 2021

Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Hawaiʻi for 2021

January 28th, 2021 Attractions & Events

From chocolate tasting at a local cacao farm to visiting your favorite film sets on the island, show extra Valentine's Day love to your special someone in the land of Aloha.

Ring in the New Year in Hawai‘i 2021

Ring in the New Year in Hawai‘i 2021

December 14th, 2020 Attractions & Events

Give 2020 a proper send-off! Here’s how to ring in the New Year in Hawai‘i.

Celebrate Christmas in Hawai‘i in 2020

Celebrate Christmas in Hawai‘i in 2020

November 28th, 2020 Attractions & Events

Although regularly scheduled Christmas events are taking the year off, there are still quite a few holiday happenings around the island! Here are some events we have our eye on.

Oʻahu Adventures for the Thrill-Seeking Traveler

Oʻahu Adventures for the Thrill-Seeking Traveler

October 21st, 2020 Attractions & Events

While attending a luau or lying on the beach has its allure, consider shaking up your routine with our list of action-packed itineraries for the intrepid traveler.

A Local's Itinerary for a Weekend in Waikiki

A Local's Itinerary for a Weekend in Waikiki

September 28th, 2020 Attractions & Events

Calling all locals! Ready to start planning a weekend to remember? Let’s get started.

Your Complete Guide to the Beaches of Waikiki

Your Complete Guide to the Beaches of Waikiki

September 21st, 2020 Attractions & Events

Get to know the most popular destination on the Hawaiian islands with our complete guide to the eight beaches of Waikiki.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Honolulu this 2020

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Honolulu this 2020

March 6th, 2020 Attractions & Events

The capital celebrates with a lively parade and epic block party, honoring the Irish holiday that has found its way to the Pacific.

Shop Local at Waikiki ArtFest in Kapiolani Park

Shop Local at Waikiki ArtFest in Kapiolani Park

February 22nd, 2020 Attractions & Events

Pick up one-of-a-kind souvenirs and support Hawaii's local artists this weekend at the Waikiki Artfest, held at Kapiolani Park from 9am to 4pm through November.

A Visitor's Guide to the Honolulu Festival

A Visitor's Guide to the Honolulu Festival

February 22nd, 2020 Attractions & Events

Spectators can expect live performances, a sensational parade and fireworks over Waikiki Beach during this three-day event.

Take Advantage of Direct Flights to Honolulu

Take Advantage of Direct Flights to Honolulu

January 15th, 2020 Attractions & Events

As airlines like Southwest and Hawaiian add new, direct flights to Honolulu, traveling to the islands has never been more convenient.

Greet the New Year Sunrise with 'First Day Hike'

Greet the New Year Sunrise with 'First Day Hike'

December 27th, 2019 Attractions & Events

Greet the new year by watching a glorious sunrise at Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse, located just 15 miles from Waikiki.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Honolulu

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Honolulu

December 9th, 2019 Attractions & Events

It’s the Year of the Rat!

Things to Do in Honolulu on Black Friday (Besides Shopping)

Things to Do in Honolulu on Black Friday (Besides Shopping)

November 12th, 2019 Attractions & Events

There’s a wide range of activities outside of the shops – whether you’re interested in the foodie scene in Honolulu’s historic Chinatown or a family-friendly excursion with the kids.

Fun, Free Things to Do in Honolulu

Fun, Free Things to Do in Honolulu

October 22nd, 2019 Attractions & Events

Watch hula as the sun goes down, try your hand at lei-making, see live music, and more!

Why Waikiki is Where It’s At

Why Waikiki is Where It’s At

September 30th, 2019 Attractions & Events

Planning a trip to Oahu and not sure where to stay? Waikiki is where it’s at! Here are five reasons to choose Waikiki.

The Best Spots to Hit Up Along Kalakaua Avenue

The Best Spots to Hit Up Along Kalakaua Avenue

September 17th, 2019 Attractions & Events

The main thoroughfare of Waikiki has a little bit of everything, from Swarovski to hula mounds.

 Aloha Festivals: the Royal Court & Floral Parade

Aloha Festivals: the Royal Court & Floral Parade

July 31st, 2019 Attractions & Events

If you have a trip to Hawaii planned for September, you’re in for a treat. Cultural festivities abound during this month-long, state-wide celebration of the Aloha Festivals, the largest of its kind in America.

Experience Local Flavors & Ingenuity at the Made in Hawaii Festival

Experience Local Flavors & Ingenuity at the Made in Hawaii Festival

July 24th, 2019 Attractions & Events

Voted as one of the top 5 events in Hawaii, visitors can expect big-name chef demonstrations in the arena, live music, and artisans and craftsmen showing off their unique commodities, many made using sustainable business practices. 

5 Events You Can’t Miss at This Year’s Pan-Pacific Festival

5 Events You Can’t Miss at This Year’s Pan-Pacific Festival

May 27th, 2019 Attractions & Events

The free festival has become a popular affair, with programming ranging from multicultural arts to stage performances. Here are a few events you can’t miss.

Where to Watch the King Kamehameha Floral Parade

Where to Watch the King Kamehameha Floral Parade

May 15th, 2019 Attractions & Events

Transport back to the Hawaiian days of old on June 8 for the 103rd Annual King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade. 

Fun, Toddler-Proof Activities Around Waikiki

Fun, Toddler-Proof Activities Around Waikiki

April 29th, 2019 Attractions & Events

Waikiki is nothing short of family-friendly. Here’s a look at engaging attractions around Oahu that will keep your little ones happy.

Elevate Your Waikiki Vacation with the Coconut Club Experience

Elevate Your Waikiki Vacation with the Coconut Club Experience

April 26th, 2019 Attractions & Events

Members can enjoy stunning, 180-degree panoramic views and refreshments from sunup to sundown.

Tips for an Ideal Family Reunion in Waikiki

Tips for an Ideal Family Reunion in Waikiki

March 27th, 2019 Attractions & Events

Waikiki is an excellent destination for families because of its proximity to nature, nightlife, the beach and shopping – activities that fit a wide range of personalities, ages, and interests.

24 Hours in Waikiki

24 Hours in Waikiki

February 28th, 2019 Attractions & Events

With Waikiki so close to the Honolulu Airport, some travelers find themselves with 24 hours to spend in the capital’s southern neighborhood. Here are some tips to maximizing a full day in Waikiki.

Take a Day Trip to Haleiwa

Take a Day Trip to Haleiwa

January 31st, 2019 Attractions & Events

Haleiwa is favored by tourists for its beaches, plantation-style downtown and world-famous shave ice. Here's all you need to know for your outing to the North Shore.

Don’t Miss a Visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu

Don’t Miss a Visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu

December 3rd, 2018 Attractions & Events

 

To get an idea of the rich cultures of Polynesia and how they intermingle with each other, we recommend a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Oahu. Guests can see fire dancing, try their hand at craft making, taste traditional foods and watch larger-than-life performance pieces that celebrate the vibrant cultures of Polynesia.

5 Reasons to Visit the Dole Plantation in Oahu

5 Reasons to Visit the Dole Plantation in Oahu

November 19th, 2018 Attractions & Events

Want a slice of the island’s “Pineapple Experience”? Make sure to visit the famous Dole Plantation during your stay in Oahu. It’s just a 40-minute ride from Waikiki and one of the island’s major attractions. Here’s five reasons you don’t want to miss out on the Dole Plantation.

A Trip to the Honolulu Zoo with Kids

A Trip to the Honolulu Zoo with Kids

October 26th, 2018 Attractions & Events

Younger ones will especially enjoy the petting zoo and playground area, which is situated in the center of the park.

Plan Your Visit to Pearl Harbor

Plan Your Visit to Pearl Harbor

September 17th, 2018 Attractions & Events

An active military base full history and vintage aircraft carriers, submarines, and battleships, you don’t want to miss a visit to Pearl Harbor during your stay in Oahu.

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