Kings's Jubilee Fireworks Hiton Hawaiian Village Waikiki is world famous because it was the playground for kings, movie stars, an oasis of beach, palmtrees and beauties with the majestic Diamond Head for a backdrop.

Many people dream of coming to Waikiki...they save up for years...plan that fantasy honeymoon...the perfect Hawaiian vacation and finally they are here. So what do you do once you get to this strip of land 6 blocks long? Where are the best places stay? What are the top things to do? Where are the most excellant places to eat? Waikiki is more than just mai tai's and palmtrees. Let us help you explore this wonderful gem of the Pacific. Here's our insider GUIDE to the top ten things to do in Waikiki.


Stroll down the beach at sunset

Don't miss one of our amazing sunsets. Start off your evenings by walking down Waikiki Beach at sunset. Start at Kuhio Beach towards the Hilton Hawaiian Village.


International Marketplace

Shop for aloha shirts and souvenirs at the International Marketplace. Find everything you're looking for including fun alohawear, that precious pearl pendant, 100% Kona coffee and of course, chocolate covered macadamia nuts. Learn More about the International Marketplace


Visit Duke

Visit the Duke Kahanamoku statue in front of Kuhio Beach. This a wonderful reminder of Duke who remains a symbol of Hawaii. One of the greatest surfers and most important men in surfing history. "The father of modern surfing," was also Hawaii's first ambassador of goodwill and the aloha spirit. Click here to Learn More about Duke Kahanamoku


Take a cruise on a catamaran

Get gorgeous views of Waikiki and Diamond Head on an exhilirating cruise on a catamaran. With the salt breeze in your face, a mai tai in your hand and Hawaiian music playing in the background this is one water adventure that is a must do on your trip.


Listen to live Hawaiian music at the Halekulani

Enjoy cocktails at sunset and listen to Hawaiian music at House without a Key at the Halekulani Hotel. This timeless tradition is enhanced by two former Miss Hawaii's, Kanoe Miller and Debbie Nakanelua, complimenting the music with their graceful and traditional hula.


Watch the Hilton Hawaiian Village Fireworks Show

Don't miss the Friday night fireworks show in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. It starts off around 8 pm. You can even take a sail on a catamaran and catch the show from the waters off Waikiki Beach.


Sunbathe and people watch on Waikiki Beach

Sunbathe, snorkel and watch surfers on one of the most famous beaches in the world. Start your beach day off with a trip to an ABC Store. Pickup a mat, some drinks and some fresh fruit. Rent an umbrella from one of the vendors on the beach and laze the day. Don't forget your sunscreen!


Go to a Lu'au

A must for first time visitors to Hawaii. Exotic food, like kalua pig, lomilomi salmon, poke, fun entertainment and pretty drinks with little umbrellas - what more could you want in an evening in Hawaii! Click here to view Lu'au Listings


Learn to Surf

There is nothing like the sensation of catching your first wave. The waves along Waikiki Beach are nice and easy, great for beginners. Rent a board and better yet, take some lessons from the local beachboys. Click here to Reserve Surf Lessons


Hike up Diamond Head Crater

Hawaii's most famous landmark, got its name from early sailors of the late 1700s who mistakenly thought that the glistening calcite crystals inside the tuff rocks were diamonds. Bring a bottle of water and wear appropriate footwear. The views are incredible.


History of Waikiki

The New Waikiki

How's the Weather

Traveler's Tips

Top 10


Local Flavor



Best Spas


Golf in Hawaii

Beyond Waikiki

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Pearl Harbor Tours
Circle Island Tours
Volcano Day Trips


Dining Cruises
Day Cruises
Scuba Diving
Surfing Lessons
Kayaking/Snorkel Tours
Hanauma Bay Snorkel
Dolphin Encounters
Shark Adventure


Polynesian Cultural Center
MAGIC of Polynesia
Dinner Shows


Diamond Head Guided Hike
Rainforest / Waterfall
Kualoa Ranch
Bike Tours
Horseback Riding
ATV Tours
Zip Line


Helicopter Tours
InterIsland Tours
Seaplane Tours
Glider Tours


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