Attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Waikiki

Royal Hawaiian Hotel

With its Moorish-style turrets and archways, this gorgeously restored 1927 art-deco landmark, dubbed the ‘Pink Palace,’ is a throwback to the era when Rudolph Valentino was the romantic idol and travel to Hawaii was…
Top Choice Statue in Waikiki

Wizard Stones of Kapaemahu

Near the police substation at Waikiki Beach Center, four ordinary-looking boulders are actually the legendary Wizard Stones of Kapaemahu, said to contain the mana (spiritual essence) of four wizards who came to Oʻah…
Top Choice Statue in Waikiki

Duke Kahanamoku Statue

On the waterfront on Kalakaua Ave, this imposing statue of Duke Kahanamoku is always draped in colorful lei. The Duke was a true Hawaiian hero, winning numerous Olympic swimming medals, breaking the world record for…
Top Choice Beach in Waikiki

Queen's Surf Beach

Just south of Kuhio Beach, the namesake beach for the famous surf break is a great place for families as the waves are rarely large when they reach shore but they are still large enough for bodyboarding, which means…
Beach in Waikiki

Kuhio Beach Park

If you’re the kind of person who wants it all, this beach offers everything from protected swimming to outrigger-canoe rides, and even a free sunset-hula and Hawaiian-music show. You’ll find restrooms, outdoor showe…
Aquarium in Waikiki

Waikiki Aquarium

Located on Waikiki’s shoreline, this university-run aquarium recreates diverse tropical Pacific reef habitats. You’ll see rare fish species from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, as well as hypnotic moon jellies an…
Historic Building in Waikiki

Moana Surfrider Hotel

Christened the Moana Hotel when it opened in 1901, this beaux-arts plantation-style inn was once the haunt of Hollywood movie stars, aristocrats and business tycoons. The historic hotel embraces a seaside courtyard …
Beach in Waikiki

Kahanamoku Beach

Fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Kahanamoku Beach is Waikiki’s westernmost beach. It takes its name from Duke Kahanamoku (1890–1968), the legendary Waikiki surfer whose family once owned the land where the reso…
Statue in Waikiki

Princess Kaiulani Statue

Princess Kaiulani was heir to the throne when the Kingdom of Hawaii was overthrown in 1893. This statue of the princess feeding her beloved peacocks sits in Waikiki's Kaiulani Triangle Park and was unveiled in 1999 …
Beach in Waikiki

Kaimana Beach

At the Diamond Head edge of Waikiki, Kaimana is a prime sandy stretch of oceanfront that’s far from the frenzied tourist scene. It’s commonly called Sans Souci Beach for the name of the hotel that once stood on the …