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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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Waikiki is a neighborhood in Honolulu, located on the south shore of the island of Oahu. It’s a bustling tourist destination with miles of shoreline, and a variety of shops and restaurants. On Shaka Guide’s Heart of Waikiki Walking Tour, you’ll ge...
Waikiki means "spouting fresh water" in Hawaiian, referring to the freshwater springs that once flowed into the area.
Waikiki offers iconic sights like Diamond Head, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the International Marketplace, and 2 miles of coastline including Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and Prince Kuhio Beach.
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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.