Your Hawaiʻi Summer Bucket List
Planning a trip and looking for the best things to add to your summer in Hawaiʻi bucket list? Whether you’re a first-time visitor or you’ve lived here your entire life, these bucket list activities will feel like a fresh start. From a hike along an ancient volcanic ridge to snacking on freshly picked pineapple straight from the Dole Plantation field, these are the things you absolutely have to do in Hawaiʻi this summer.
Although we strive to provide the most current information, activities mentioned may be suspended at any time. We recommend checking City and County of Honolulu or State of Hawai‘i mandates and individual websites for operating hours, updates, and social distancing measures before visiting.
Go Somewhere You’ve Never Been
Choosing a destination to visit in Hawaiʻi is a thrilling experience. From picturesque coves to tropical rainforests, there are so many sights to see. Venture to the top of one of Oʻahu’s inactive volcanoes. The Koʻolau and Waiʻanae volcano ranges skirt the island’s east and west sides, providing great hiking opportunities along trails that open up to unparalleled views. Or, take a deep dive below the surface of Hawaiʻi’s crystal clear waters. Explore the ocean bottom, reefs, and marine animals who inhabit the underwater world with a scuba trip or voyage on the Waikiki submarine.
Indulge in Local Cuisine
Food is important - it helps us live and we live for it! If you’re the ultimate foodie, tailor your summer vacation around the best food and drinks on the island. Taste wine directly from the barrel at Oeno Winery, sip fresh beer at Waikiki breweries, eat local catch at Tiki’s Grill & Bar, sample fresh pineapple straight from the Dole Plantation, or shop at local markets for exotic fruits grown right here on Oʻahu.
Go to the Beach
Head to one of the world’s most iconic stretches of sand. Across the street from Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, Waikiki Beach is the picture-perfect bucket list beach. Get to know the most popular destination on the Hawaiian islands with our complete guide to the beaches of Waikiki and be sure to lather up with reef-friendly sunscreen before heading out on the water.
Watch the Sunrise and Sunset
On Oʻahu, you can do both. You don’t have to go far to witness the breathtaking, bucket list experience during your stay at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Stunning sunset views can be enjoyed right from the comfort of your room. Rooms located poolside and those facing west have amazing sunset views; poolside rooms are also complete with full balconies. Make sure to request a poolside room while booking your stay so you never miss a fabulous sunset.
Do Something Outrageous
If you’re an adrenaline junkie seeking your next life-affirming activity, check out our list of Oʻahu adventures for the thrill-seeking traveler. From surfing the waves of Waikiki to ziplining high above the tropical tree canopy, just reading about these bucket list adventures will get your heart pounding.
Choose Waikiki as the Base for Your Trip to Hawaiʻi
Choose a hotel located right in the middle of all the action. Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is your best pick in Waikiki, conveniently located on Kalakaua Avenue, across the street from Kuhio Beach. In addition to oceanfront views and a host of amenities, we offer free use of a GoPro Camera to take on your bucket list adventures, subject to availability. Read more about the amazing amenities at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel and start booking your travel plans with us in Waikiki.
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