Surfer on a Wave Statue
Opposite the entrance to Honolulu Zoo and right on the beach, the 'Surfer on a Wave' statue celebrates surfing as a major part of the...
Hans Hedemann Surf
You can take baby steps and learn to board or paddle surf at this local pro surfer’s well-established school, which is conveniently...
Queen Kapiʻolani Statue
This bronze statue depicts Queen Kapiʻolani, the wife of King David Kalakaua – his statue at the other end of Waikiki greets visitors to...
Hula's Bar & Lei Stand
This friendly, open-air bar, Waikiki’s main gay venue, is a great place to make new friends, boogie and have a few drinks. Hunker down...
Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
Although the 1950s-style black-and-white checkered decor looks a bit out of place by the beach, this Hawaii mini-chain’s hand-formed...
Honolulu Zoo information
Honolulu Zoo does a great job on limited finances of showcasing tropical animals from around the globe. There are 40-plus acres of tropical greenery, happy-looking animals and a petting zoo for kids. Hawaii has no endemic land mammals, but in the aviary near the entrance you can see some native birds, including the nene (Hawaiian goose) and ʻapapane, a bright-red Hawaiian honeycreeper. Make reservations for family-oriented twilight tours, dinner safaris, zoo campouts and stargazing nights.