Things to Do While Social Distancing In Waikiki
As more and more restrictions are being lifted in Waikiki following the coronavirus pandemic, keeping boredom at bay is getting easier. These things to do while social distancing in Waikiki is but a shortlist to help get you started and keep your mind and body active. For ideas that support public health and personal happiness while in town, read on.
Due to COVID-19, activities mentioned may not be currently available. We recommend checking City and County of Honolulu or State of Hawaii mandates, facility websites for operating hours, updates, and social distancing measures before heading out on your adventure.
Visit the Waikiki Aquarium...online
A year-round favorite, the Waikiki Aquarium has plenty of online programming to transport you under the sea from the comfort of your hotel room. Check out the aquarium’s upcoming online events, including festivals, live webcams, and series like Ocean Classroom, Ocean Spotlight, Ask the Aquarium Director, and Marine Animal Drawing Lessons. Prefer to see the animals, reefs, and native Hawaiian plants in person? Waikiki Aquarium is open, with online tickets available for purchase that are delivered straight to your mobile device. To encourage social distancing, tickets are only valid for a given time slot and guests must wear face masks and follow signage indicating the one-way route through the galleries.
Go for a walk
It’s important now more than ever to go outside. Going for a hike, jog, or a simple stroll around Waikiki can help you stay active and healthy, get some fresh air, and soak up Vitamin D. With many of Honolulu’s parks closed until further notice, aim for hikes in open spaces or long walks like the Waikiki Beach Walk. AllTrails is a great resource for finding walks by location, with helpful information like distance, difficulty, and popularity. Try to limit your wandering to weekdays or early mornings to reduce your interaction with others.
Hang with animals at the Honolulu Zoo
The Honolulu Zoo is welcoming visitors back, with modifications. Visitors are required to wear face coverings and must follow directional arrows throughout the Zoo. Enclosed exhibits have a maximum capacity to ensure proper physical distancing, and playgrounds, water fountains, and other areas of the Zoo are closed until further notice. A trip to the Zoo is ideal if you’re traveling with children. Elephant, lion, chimpanzee, and more exhibits abound in different ecological zones, while endemic and native plant species can be found throughout the park. The Honolulu Zoo is right in our backyard. With fewer pedestrians, Waikiki’s plentiful sidewalk space allows you to walk to the Zoo safely in only minutes. Leaving Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, take a right on Paoakalani Avenue, then a right on Lemon Road. The Zoo’s parking lot is straight ahead, off Kapahulu Avenue.
Get out on the water
A stay in Waikiki is the perfect time to expand your horizons by taking an exhilarating dive into an ocean of water sports. From surfing to sportfishing and paddleboarding to parasailing, check out a variety of local offerings, here. Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is located just steps away from a plethora of water sports at Kuhio Beach in Waikiki.
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