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Things to Do in Waikiki

Diamond Head Panorama Waikiki

Ewa Hotel Waikiki is conveniently located within walking distance to numerous popular Waikiki attractions, including Waikiki Beach, Waikiki Shell, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, and Kapiolani Park. Discover a variety of outdoor Waikiki activities including surfing, canoe paddling and snorkeling. Our hotel is also surrounded by a variety of Waikiki restaurants offering a taste of Hawaii.

The Honolulu Zoo

The Honolulu Zoo, located in Waikiki, is home to over 1,230 animals, including numerous species that are unique to the Honolulu Zoo. While there, you can take a walk on the wild side and see a family of Komodo dragons, meerkats from the mongoose family, Sumatran Tigers, White Rhinoceros and so much more!

Waikiki Beach

Famed as one of the most popular beaches in the world (playing host to over 4 million visitors every year), Waikiki Beach boasts long rolling break waves (making it ideal for longboarding, tandem surfing and beginner surfers) and spectacular views of Diamond Head, Hawaii’s most famous natural landmark. Soak up the sun, swim in the ocean, perfect your surfing skills with a surf lesson, or take a scenic sunset cruise on the water.

Waikiki Aquarium

Gaze into the eye of a zebra shark, watch an octopus open a jar, and discover some of the world’s rarest ocean specimens at the Waikiki Aquarium. The aquarium exhibits more than 3,500 marine animals and houses more than 500 species of aquatic animals and plants, including Hawaiian monk seals and mesmerizing sea jellies.

Kapiolani Park

This famous park at the base of Diamond Head is Waikiki’s favorite gathering place for locals and visitors alike. Perfect for a picnic, BBQ, or outdoor sporting activities, this lush, green expanse is also the site of the finish line at the annual Honolulu Marathon in December.

Diamond Head

Hawaii’s most iconic natural landmark, Diamond Head Crater rises above the skyline on the eastern side of Waikiki. Visitors who embark on the moderately challenging hike up to the crater’s summit are rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Oahu’s southern coastline and the blue expanses of the Pacific Ocean, making for an ideal photo opportunity.

Waikiki Restaurants & Nightlife Options Nearby:

  • LuLu’s Waikiki Surf Club
  • Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
  • Tiki’s Bar & Grill
  • Hula’s Lei Stand & Bar (LGBT)
  • Diamond Head Grill
  • Michel’s at the Colony Surf
  • Leonard’s Bakery (don’t miss the famous malasadas!)
  • Saturday Farmer’s Market at Kapiolani Community College