Labor Day Waikiki 2021 Guide
Make the last three-day weekend of summer 2021 a memorable one by squeezing in some warm-weather fun. For a more laid-back approach to Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, try any one of these things to do in Waikiki.
Although we strive to provide the most current information, due to COVID-19, attractions mentioned may be closed without notice. We recommend checking City and County of Honolulu or State of Hawai‘i mandates and individual websites for updates and social distancing measures before visiting. Please travel responsibly and follow mask requirements and social distancing procedures.
Shop Your Heart Out
Labor Day is basically the preamble to Black Friday in the retail world. Take advantage of the weekend sales in the shops. From luxury department stores to multi-story shopping centers and independent boutiques, stay up to date with our Shopping Guide for where to go for a first-rate retail experience in Waikiki.
Dine on Barbeque Favorites
Fill your plate with all the goodness of the islands this Labor Day. Local BBQ joints like L&L Hawaiian BBQ serve up traditional favorites like Kalua pork, Spam musubi, and BBQ beef and chicken, while Roy’s in Waikiki Beach Walk gets creative with wood-smoked Szechuan-style baby back pork ribs and herb grilled ribeye. Tiki’s Grill & Bar is also grilling up succulent finger-licking favorites like honey balsamic grilled chicken, guava glazed baby back ribs, and a BBQ pork sandwich.
Hang by the Pool
Salute the summer season with an epic day at the pool. Upgrade your pool experience at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. We provide towels for day use, as well as reef-friendly sunscreen and aftersun lotion for all guests. Chill out in one of our new cabanas or visit Surf Shack for poolside refreshments like Dole Whip Shakes. When hunger hits, Tiki’s Grill & Bar is right next door. When the rays become too much, take a dip in the pool.
Cool Down with Ice Cream
What’s any summer weekend worth, without ice cream? Cheers to the end of an awesome summer with all the fresh flavors at Waikiki’s top creameries. We have the scoop on where to find Waikiki’s best ice cream shops.
Hop Aboard a Dinner Boat Cruise
Change up your dinner plans this Labor Day with a dinner boat cruise departing from Waikiki. From the calm waters of Waikiki Beach to the sights of Diamond Head and downtown Honolulu, enjoy it all while on a cruise - and that includes the magnificent sunset too. Tour operators like O‘ahu Dinner Cruises, Port Waikiki Cruises, and Hawai‘i Dinner Cruises Funlocity are all reputable charters in the area.
Find a Happy Hour Hangout
Enjoy your three-day weekend. You’ve earned it. Toast summer goodbye with one last hurrah at your favorite Waikiki watering hole. Places like Tiki’s Grill & Bar offer happy hour deals on select draft beers and Mai Tais. Noi Thai in the Royal Hawaiian Center has small bites like pad thai, crab wontons, and fresh rolls with peanut sauce at discounted prices, and Maui Brewing Co.’s craft brews like their Bikini Blonde Lager, Pineapple Mana Wheat, and Coconut Hiwa Porter are all $2 off.
Plan a Staycation at Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel
While the rest of the neighborhood crowds the shops, beaches, and Labor Day festivities, stay behind and check into Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. See Waikiki from a different point of view in one of our oceanfront rooms and catch this year’s virtual Okinawan Festival online. Our hotel is located on Kalakaua Avenue across from Kuhio Beach Park - the perfect home-base for Labor Day weekend in Waikiki.
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