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24-Hours in Waikiki

 

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Waikiki is a constantly evolving expression of the spirit of aloha, where old traditions and new ideas meet in unexpected ways. With so much to see and do, here’s how you can spend 24 hours in Waikiki:

6 AM: Start your day with a stroll down Waikiki’s beaches and around Kapiolani Park under the shadow of Leahi (Diamond Head).


7 AM: Grab fresh fruit or an omelette at any one of the al fresco options along Waikiki Beach.


8 AM: Take a photo at the statue of famed surf legend Duke Kahanamoku, then take a surfing or canoe lesson on Waikiki Beach.


10 AM: See the humuhumunukunukuapuaa at the Waikiki Aquarium.


NOON: Eat lunch at Duke’s Canoe Club and see classic photos of Duke.


1 PM: Discover other Waikiki Attractions including the Honolulu Zoo, the US Army Museum, and the surfboard shaped markers of the Waikiki Historic Trail.

3PM: Schedule a massage at one of Waikiki’s fine resorts and indulge in some Oahu wellness and relaxation.

4 PM: Take a hula or ukulele lesson on the grounds where Hawaiian Royalty relaxed at the Royal Hawaiian Center.


6 PM: Watch the lighting of tiki torches along Kuhio Beach, then watch an amazing sunset from Kapahulu pier.


7 PM: Experience Hawaii Regional Cuisine at Roy’s in Waikiki Beach Walk or Alan Wong’s Restaurant beyond Waikiki. For Waikiki fine cuisine, visit Doraku in the Royal Hawaiian Center or Top of Waikiki.


8 PM: Shop unique stores like Mana Hawaii and Aloha Army in the Waikiki Beach Walk. Then get off the beaten track and discover stylish boutiques like Spark between Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues.


9 PM: Hear live music at Tiki’s Grill & Bar and the Lewers Lounge.


11 PM: Hit bars and nightclubs like The Yard House in Waikiki Beach Walk or RumFire in the Sheraton Waikiki. After-hours, go beyond Waikiki to places like the chic Pearl in the Ala Moana Shopping Center.

4 AM: Head back to the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio to tackle Mac 24/7’s massive pancakes.

5 AM: End the night by watching the surfers start their morning in the inviting waters of Waikiki.