Arguably the most famous beach in Hawaii, Waikiki was once a playground for Hawaiian royalty. Once you step onto the beach you’ll see why; with turquoise shores and Diamond Head in the backdrop -- it’s a postcard perfect scene. Today, Waikiki is known for its bustling restaurants, diverse shopping and of course, beloved beach. On Shaka Guide’s Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour you’ll stroll through this vibrant neighborhood listening to stories along the way.
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!
• Relax on Waikiki Beach
• Rent a board a try surfing
• Shop at Royal Hawaiian Center or International Marketplace
• Try some local eats like shave ice, garlic shrimp, plate lunch and spam musubi
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: Around 9:00 a.m. (before it gets too hot)
Tour Starting Point(s): Royal Hawaiian Center
Direction: South, ending at the Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue
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In Hawaiian the word malama means “to take care” and the word aina means “land.” When you’re in Hawaii, we ask that you practice this and pick up your trash; respect the marine life, plants, and animals; and avoid spots that are unsafe. Hawaii’s natural resources are precious, it’s up to all of us to help preserve these resources for generations by respecting the aina when you visit.
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No costs for this tour! Just the $5 for the tour.
Go have fun!
This tour takes only a couple of hours, so go and have fun!
Waikiki was once a playground for royalty. Now, this bustling neighborhood is one of the most famous spots in Hawaii. The tour starts at the Royal Hawaiian Center and ends past Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue.
Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour!
For help planning your day check out our Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour suggested itinerary, the complete list of tour stops here, and tour highlights in the app!
Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
No, this tour can only be done in one direction.
No, everyone participating in the tour must make a purchase and download the tour separately.
It's your vacation - what you see and do is up to you. You choose where to stop on the tour and how long to stay.
Every tour stop, story and song has been carefully curated so you can make the most of your vacation.
We use GPS to give you reliable, turn-by-turn navigation to our favorite spots. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to.
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Listen to interesting stories