Guidebook for Oahu

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Guidebook for Oahu

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This is a service that will pick up and hold your luggage for you in case you have an early arrival or late flight. It's best to give at least 24 hour notice to coordinate. You can get more information at www.yourconnectionhawaii.com.
Your Connection Hawaii
236 Liliuokalani Ave
This is a service that will pick up and hold your luggage for you in case you have an early arrival or late flight. It's best to give at least 24 hour notice to coordinate. You can get more information at www.yourconnectionhawaii.com.

Entertainment & Activities

If you don't want to venture out of Waikiki but would like the experience of luau. Located at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Make sure you make reservations early! https://www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/luau
Waikiki Starlight Luau
2005 Kalia Rd
If you don't want to venture out of Waikiki but would like the experience of luau. Located at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Make sure you make reservations early! https://www.hiltonhawaiianvillage.com/luau
On the westside of the island inside Ko'Olina Resort. For great luau and entertaining shows, most of all, beautiful sunset.
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Paradise Cove Luau
92-1089 Alii Nui Drive
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On the westside of the island inside Ko'Olina Resort. For great luau and entertaining shows, most of all, beautiful sunset.
Spend the entire day discovering different polynesian cultures, shows, and performances. Located in Laie, spend the day exploring the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands. Wander through 42 acres of tropical splendor and enjoy the adventure of traditional hands-on activities. Dine like royalty at an authentic Polynesian luau and top it off with the most spectacular evening show in the islands. No alcohol served here and closed on Sundays. www.polynesia.com
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Полинезийский культурный центр
55-370 Kamehameha Hwy
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Spend the entire day discovering different polynesian cultures, shows, and performances. Located in Laie, spend the day exploring the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands. Wander through 42 acres of tropical splendor and enjoy the adventure of traditional hands-on activities. Dine like royalty at an authentic Polynesian luau and top it off with the most spectacular evening show in the islands. No alcohol served here and closed on Sundays. www.polynesia.com
They have ziplines, horseback riding, ATV rentals, a private beach, movie scene tour (think "Jurassic Park), and many other activities at this working horse ranch. Plus, you'll get to the Windward side of the island - my favorite side! It is rainier on that side of the island, so make sure to be prepared.
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Kualoa Ranch
49-560 Kamehameha Highway
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They have ziplines, horseback riding, ATV rentals, a private beach, movie scene tour (think "Jurassic Park), and many other activities at this working horse ranch. Plus, you'll get to the Windward side of the island - my favorite side! It is rainier on that side of the island, so make sure to be prepared.
Good place if you're traveling with young kids. Not a large zoo so it won't tire you out too much.
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Зоопарк Гонолулу
151 Kapahulu Avenue
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Good place if you're traveling with young kids. Not a large zoo so it won't tire you out too much.
Walking distance from Honolulu Zoo. If you're bringing your little one to the zoo, might as well stop here next!
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Аквариум Вайкики
2777 Kalakaua Avenue
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Walking distance from Honolulu Zoo. If you're bringing your little one to the zoo, might as well stop here next!
Wear sneakers or walking shoes. Bring some bread and feed the koi fish in the pond. Sundays are free fishing days, poles included - great for families with young keiki.
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Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden
45-680 Luluku Road
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Wear sneakers or walking shoes. Bring some bread and feed the koi fish in the pond. Sundays are free fishing days, poles included - great for families with young keiki.
Walking distance from the building, great place to shop, dine and learn more about Hawaii! From Hula to Ukulele lessons, lei making and evening free hula shows. Current free hula shows (2021) are are every night except Monday & Sunday & Holidays @ 5:30 PM. Check them out online or contact guest services at www.royalhawaiiancenter.com/Cultural-Programming (808) 922-2299.
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Royal Hawaiian Center
2201 Kalakaua Avenue
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Walking distance from the building, great place to shop, dine and learn more about Hawaii! From Hula to Ukulele lessons, lei making and evening free hula shows. Current free hula shows (2021) are are every night except Monday & Sunday & Holidays @ 5:30 PM. Check them out online or contact guest services at www.royalhawaiiancenter.com/Cultural-Programming (808) 922-2299.

Parks & Nature

Go early or buy your ticket ahead of time online. They have shuttle buses from Waikiki if you're not driving. https://pearlharbor.org/
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Pearl Harbor Historic Sites Visitor Center
1 Arizona Memorial Rd
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Go early or buy your ticket ahead of time online. They have shuttle buses from Waikiki if you're not driving. https://pearlharbor.org/
The best place to snorkel. Check online for closure days. Parking and entrance fee. If you don't have a rental car, take a circle island bus or Uber/Lyft.
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Hanauma Bay
7455 Kalanianaʻole Hwy
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The best place to snorkel. Check online for closure days. Parking and entrance fee. If you don't have a rental car, take a circle island bus or Uber/Lyft.
Between Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hale Koa, within walking distance of the condo. Grab your beach gear and head over!
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Fort DeRussy Beach Park
2055 Kalia Road
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Between Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hale Koa, within walking distance of the condo. Grab your beach gear and head over!
The Hālona Blowhole is one of Hawai‘i’s natural wonders, created thousands of years ago when molten lava tubes were formed from volcanic eruptions. There aren’t any active volcanoes on O‘ahu anymore, but the blowhole remains a must-see scenic stop. https://www.hawaii.com/oahu/attractions/halona-blowhole-beach-cove/
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Halona Blowhole Lookout
8483 Highway 72
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The Hālona Blowhole is one of Hawai‘i’s natural wonders, created thousands of years ago when molten lava tubes were formed from volcanic eruptions. There aren’t any active volcanoes on O‘ahu anymore, but the blowhole remains a must-see scenic stop. https://www.hawaii.com/oahu/attractions/halona-blowhole-beach-cove/
You can also ask about Whale watching tours in the winter time. https://dolphinexcursions.com/
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Dolphin Excursions Hawaii
85-491 Farrington Highway
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You can also ask about Whale watching tours in the winter time. https://dolphinexcursions.com/
Transquil, calm, and perfect place to take in the beauty of the Ko'olau Mountain Range and great place to take beautiful photos, feed the koi fish with fish food (purchase in gift store) and watch them jump out of the water!
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The Byodo-In Temple
47-200 Kahekili Highway
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Transquil, calm, and perfect place to take in the beauty of the Ko'olau Mountain Range and great place to take beautiful photos, feed the koi fish with fish food (purchase in gift store) and watch them jump out of the water!
In Waimea Valley, North Shore. Entry fee, check hours online. Waimea Falls, also known as Waihi Falls, is one of the more accessible falls on Oahu. It is located within Waimea Valley, which is a unique Hawaiian botanical garden within a significant cultural and archaeological site. There is a small fee to enter the park.
Waimea Falls
17 Waimea Valley Trail
In Waimea Valley, North Shore. Entry fee, check hours online. Waimea Falls, also known as Waihi Falls, is one of the more accessible falls on Oahu. It is located within Waimea Valley, which is a unique Hawaiian botanical garden within a significant cultural and archaeological site. There is a small fee to enter the park.
Beautiful, scenic drive to the location. There's also a Luau there to make it a fun-filled day! Go online and book early.
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Sea Life Park Hawaii
41-202 Kalanianaole Highway
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Beautiful, scenic drive to the location. There's also a Luau there to make it a fun-filled day! Go online and book early.
Voted one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. When you're there, walk towards Lanikai Beach - you won't regret the beach, sand and scenery!
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Парк Кейлуа Бич
526 Kawailoa Road
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Voted one of the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. When you're there, walk towards Lanikai Beach - you won't regret the beach, sand and scenery!
Great beach for body surfing. Please check surf report and be mindful of its powerful shore breaks. Not good for beginners.
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Sandy Beach Park
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Great beach for body surfing. Please check surf report and be mindful of its powerful shore breaks. Not good for beginners.
The Nu'uanu Pali Lookout is one of the most stunning views of Oahu's Ko'olau Mountain Range. Located just a short 5-mile drive from downtown Honolulu, this lookout offers the some of the best views on Oahu.From here you can spot Kailua town as well as Kaneohe Bay and, of course, the breathtaking Ko'olau Mountains.
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Nu‘uanu Pali Lookout
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The Nu'uanu Pali Lookout is one of the most stunning views of Oahu's Ko'olau Mountain Range. Located just a short 5-mile drive from downtown Honolulu, this lookout offers the some of the best views on Oahu.From here you can spot Kailua town as well as Kaneohe Bay and, of course, the breathtaking Ko'olau Mountains.

History & Culture

Founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, in honor of his wife Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop—the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha dynasty—Bishop Museum houses the largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific cultural artifacts and natural history specimens in the world.
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Бишоп Музеум
1525 Bernice Street
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Founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop, in honor of his wife Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop—the last descendant of the royal Kamehameha dynasty—Bishop Museum houses the largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific cultural artifacts and natural history specimens in the world.
Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalakaua, who built the palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its celebrated halls.
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Иолани
364 South King Street
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Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalakaua, who built the palace in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its celebrated halls.
The Honolulu Museum of Art is a collection of stunning cultural pieces developed by local artists and expressive of the island's deep, rich culture. As a collection, the museum includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art.
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Honolulu Museum of Art
900 South Beretania Street
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The Honolulu Museum of Art is a collection of stunning cultural pieces developed by local artists and expressive of the island's deep, rich culture. As a collection, the museum includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art.
Queen Emma Summer Palace, or Hanaiakamalama, was the summer retreat for Queen Emma of Hawaii during 1857-1885. Queen Emma Summer Palace is a now a historic landmark (added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972)
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Queen Emma Summer Palace
2913 Pali Highway
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Queen Emma Summer Palace, or Hanaiakamalama, was the summer retreat for Queen Emma of Hawaii during 1857-1885. Queen Emma Summer Palace is a now a historic landmark (added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972)

Sightseeing

Take a walk and visit the iconic and historic Moana Surfrider hotel. It is the first ever resort hotel in Waikiki built in 1901. The Surfrider was once a hang-out for Hawaiian royalty, Hollywood movie stars and high-flying business tycoons. Breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea at the Veranda or cocktails along the beach.
Moana Surfrider
2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Take a walk and visit the iconic and historic Moana Surfrider hotel. It is the first ever resort hotel in Waikiki built in 1901. The Surfrider was once a hang-out for Hawaiian royalty, Hollywood movie stars and high-flying business tycoons. Breakfast, brunch or afternoon tea at the Veranda or cocktails along the beach.
Three exciting lines for you to explore and see Hawaii the fun way. The ocean line covers the beautiful east Oahu shoreline and includes stops at Diamond Head, Kahala Mall, Halona Blowhole, and Sea Life Park. The city line takes you through historic downtown Honolulu to see amazing places such as the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, and Chinatown just to name a few. The famous Pink Line double decker buses serve the people of Waikiki with a route that will not disappoint, adventure through Waikiki on the biggest bus on the island. Hop on today!
Waikiki Trolley Ticket Booth
2301 Kalakaua Ave
Three exciting lines for you to explore and see Hawaii the fun way. The ocean line covers the beautiful east Oahu shoreline and includes stops at Diamond Head, Kahala Mall, Halona Blowhole, and Sea Life Park. The city line takes you through historic downtown Honolulu to see amazing places such as the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, and Chinatown just to name a few. The famous Pink Line double decker buses serve the people of Waikiki with a route that will not disappoint, adventure through Waikiki on the biggest bus on the island. Hop on today!

Getting Around

They have mopeds too! Reserve early during peak season. https://hawaiianstylerentals.com/
Hawaiian Style Rentals and Sales
2556 Lemon Rd
They have mopeds too! Reserve early during peak season. https://hawaiianstylerentals.com/
Shuttle to/from the airport. https://www.speedishuttle.com/
SpeediShuttle Tickets
Shuttle to/from the airport. https://www.speedishuttle.com/

Shopping

The largest outdoor shopping mall on Oahu. Incredible mall with everything you can imagine. Hundreds of larger stores (Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales) and high-end specialty stores (Prada, Coach, etc). Tons of restaurants - from high end to casual. It's easy to spend all day there.
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Ала Моана Сентер
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
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The largest outdoor shopping mall on Oahu. Incredible mall with everything you can imagine. Hundreds of larger stores (Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales) and high-end specialty stores (Prada, Coach, etc). Tons of restaurants - from high end to casual. It's easy to spend all day there.
Walking distance from condo. Shopping, dining, etc. On Kalakaua Avenue within walking distance, a great place to shop and dine in any one the international cuisines. https://shopinternationalmarketplace.com/
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Интернешнел Маркет Плейс
2330 Kalakaua Avenue
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Walking distance from condo. Shopping, dining, etc. On Kalakaua Avenue within walking distance, a great place to shop and dine in any one the international cuisines. https://shopinternationalmarketplace.com/
Walking distance from the condo, shop over 110 renowned retailers in fashion, jewelry, Hawaiian gifts, beauty and more. High fashion houses and local boutiques. Dine at their signature restaurants serving international cuisine and local flavors.
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Royal Hawaiian Center
2201 Kalakaua Avenue
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Walking distance from the condo, shop over 110 renowned retailers in fashion, jewelry, Hawaiian gifts, beauty and more. High fashion houses and local boutiques. Dine at their signature restaurants serving international cuisine and local flavors.
One of the largest grocery chain located on the ground floor of Ala Moana Center. International food bar and stations, fresh food/fruits.
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Foodland Farms
1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
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One of the largest grocery chain located on the ground floor of Ala Moana Center. International food bar and stations, fresh food/fruits.
There are ABC stores in every corner of Waikiki. It's a general store with everything from snacks, bentos, souvenirs, toiletry items, alcohol, you name it, they got it!
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2394 Kuhio Avenue
There are ABC stores in every corner of Waikiki. It's a general store with everything from snacks, bentos, souvenirs, toiletry items, alcohol, you name it, they got it!
Large shopping outlet with hundreds of name brand stores. Best place to go shopping and find deals on name brand products. https://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/waikele
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Waikele Premium Outlets
94-790 Lumiaina Street
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Large shopping outlet with hundreds of name brand stores. Best place to go shopping and find deals on name brand products. https://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/waikele