Things To Do in Honolulu & Attractions In Waikiki
The islands of Oahu is nothing short of breathtaking with a variety of things to do in Honolulu. An essential part of any experience on Oahu is visiting Waikiki Beach and surrounding Waikiki attractions. Hit the hiking trails of Diamond Head to enjoy stunning Hawaii views. Get wild in paradise at the Honolulu Zoo. Get down to business at the Hawaii Convention Center. Spend some time visiting two of America’s most important historic landmarks at Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. With the Waikiki Trolley stopping right outside our lobby, exploring the island is both easy and affordable. It’s all part of the Waikiki experience you won’t want to miss, and the Ilikai Hotel & Suites is the perfect spot to experience all the exciting things to do in Waikiki and Honolulu.
Honolulu Hawaii Tourist Attractions
Diamond Head State Monument.
Diamond Head (Le’ahi) was formed from a volcanic crater that erupted more than 300,000 years ago and is located just off of Diamond Head Road between 18th Avenue and Makapu’u Avenue in Honolulu, Hawaii. One of Hawaii’s most iconic landmarks, Diamond Head State Monument covers nearly 500 acres/202.3 hectares along Waikiki’s eastern coastline. The hiking trails of Diamond Head offer truly spectacular coastal views of Hawaii. [Top]
Waikiki Beach was once the playground for Hawaiian royalty; today Waikiki Beach is known the world over as one of the most beautiful sandy stretches to be found anywhere. Waikiki Beach is home to surfing, dining, and shopping plus all kinds of water sports, and is an ideal location to simply relax in the sun. To learn more about the many exciting Waikiki attractions to see and fun things to do on Honolulu’s most famous beach, visit www.gohawaii.com/oahu/plan/things_to_do_on_oahu/attractions/points_of_interest/waikiki. [Top]
USS Arizona Memorial.
The USS Arizona Memorial commemorates the lives lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the historic moment that launched the United States into World War II. Upon entering the USS Arizona Memorial, you will be able to line up and receive a number which will allow you to take part in a guided tour. Self-guided tours are also an option, as there may be a wait of up to 3 hours for tours in the busiest summer months. [Top]
Hawaii Convention Center.
Hawaii Convention Center is a uniquely Hawaiian meeting place that attracts businesspeople and conventioneers from around the world with elegant lines of palm trees and splendid atrium architecture. Offering nearly 150,000 square feet/13,935 square meters of meeting space, this leading Hawaii meeting facility offers state-of-the-art technology and full banquet facilities. [Top]
Visit Waikiki Marina to experience sailing races, fishing tournaments and fun. Home to live music most Friday and Saturday nights, the Hawaii Yacht Club at Waikiki Marina hosts an ever-changing variety of cultural events and fun things to do, from wine tastings to sailing instruction. Don’t miss the Friday night fireworks! Check their calendar of events for complete details. [Top]
Ala Moana Beach Park.
This 76 acre/30.1 hectare beach park just one block away is popular with both tourists and locals. It’s a great spot for swimming or a picnic and has plenty of space for joggers to get in a good workout. The free parking does fill up on the weekends. [Top]
Honolulu Zoo offers a wild assortment of animal exhibits in an unforgettably beautiful, tropical setting. See the African Savanna, Tropical Rainforest, special pint-sized Kids Zoo and an exhibit devoted to the animals of the Pacific Islands. Pack a to-go lunch to enjoy, the Honolulu Zoo welcomes picnickers. [Top]
Waikiki Beach Walk.
Waikiki Beach Walk covers more than 80 acres/32.4 hectares and is Waikiki’s largest development and an utterly wonderful place to shop at colorful boutiques, dine at more than a dozen restaurants, hit the surf or just take in the unparalleled beauty that can only be found along the shores of Waikiki. To learn more about the many fun things to do on Waikiki Beach Walk and get a list of shops and restaurants, go to www.waikikibeachwalk.com. [Top]