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Things To Do in Honolulu, Hawaii

Set in Oahu’s South Shore, the Wayfinder Hotel is just minutes away from everywhere you want to be. Make your way down to the Ala Wai canal for a jog or a bike ride before heading out to explore the city. From shopping, drinking and world-class dining to the gentle surf of Waikiki Beach – there’s so much to explore in Waikiki.

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Explore the South Shore

Melding vibrant city energy with peaceful beach vibes, South Shore is the island’s multicultural epicenter, home to white-sand beaches and the island’s best restaurants and retail.

Explore the South Shore

FOLLOW THE ALA WAI CANAL PATH

Running the length of Waikiki and a direct path to Diamond Head, this beautiful 3.5-mile loop trail is a dog-friendly destination for walking, jogging, and magical views of Oahu. 

Explore the South Shore

Explore Hawaii Kai

Where the south shore meets the east coast, Hawaii Kai combines lava flows, surf spots, volcanic craters, and gorgeous coastline.

Explore the South Shore

Trek Koko Head

The “Koko Head Stairs” will test your endurance – but this challenging hike is rewarded by a panoramic view from the top.

Explore the South Shore

Hike Diamond Head

Lē‘ahi is the most iconic volcanic formation in all of Hawaii, and hiking to its summit is one of the most popular activities on Oahu.

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Road Trip to the North Shore

About an hour from Waikiki, Hawaii’s lush, tropical wilderness is on full display in the surfing capital of the world. Take a day trip and discover the true spirit of aloha.

Road Trip to the North Shore

Aloha, Sunset Beach

Watch big-wave surfers in action during the wintertime, and come summer? One of the island’s best snorkeling spots.

Road Trip to the North Shore

Shop in Haleiwa

Shop in paradise at the North Shore Marketplace, home to independent boutiques, local galleries, and the best chocolate bananas on the island.

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Discover Downtown Honolulu

Just 15 minutes west of Waikiki, downtown Honolulu is home to historic landmarks, including the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha I statue and the Aloha tower. Make sure to stop in to the Bishop Museum to learn about Hawaiian history and culture while you’re downtown!

Discover Downtown Honolulu

Go Out in Chinatown

Dig into a perfect night out among noodle factories and lei stands - the Tchin Tchin! Bar is great for drinks and Manifest is our go-to for dancing. Make sure to make a reservation at chef Robynne Mai’i’s James Beard Award-winning restaurant, Fête.

Discover Downtown Honolulu

Discover Honolulu's Kaka'ako Murals

Go mural hunting in Kaka’ako, where each year over 100 artists from all over the world come together to create art. Then, head over to SALT for some of the best restaurants and shops in the area.

Discover Downtown Honolulu

KCC Farmers' Market

Wednesdays mean it's time to get into everything Hawaiian-grown and made, from fresh produce to flowers.

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Wander In Windward Oahu

Mountains, ocean, and lush forest come together on the East Side of Oahu. Venture 15 minutes from Waikiki for coastal roads, wild beaches, and hiking trails.

Wander In Windward Oahu

Beautiful Lanikai Beach

Warm, calm, blue waters make this the perfect Hawaiian beach, known for its sunrise and moonrise views.

Wander In Windward Oahu

Kailua Beach Park

On the south end of Kailua Bay, Kailua Beach Park has it all: picnic tables, volleyball courts, BBQ pits, and stunning views.

Wander In Windward Oahu

Beers at Lanikai Brewing

An authentic Hawaiian craft beer company using premium, local and rare ingredients grown by local farmers – or foraged!