Take off your shoes, roll up your pants and wiggle your toes in the warm, golden sand. This is WAIKIKI BEACH, a 2-mile stretch of shoreline known throughout the world. From the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the beach narrows as you head toward Diamond Head, passing the Outrigger Reef Hotel and the gracefully prestigious Halekulani Hotel.
KUHIO BEACH PARK captures a lot of activity. There are vendors selling almost anything you could possibly desire for a day at the beach. With Diamond Head still ahead, keep walking toward the quieter parts of the beach. At KAPI‘OLANI BEACH PARK, the QUEEN’S SURF area is terrific for swimming and sunning. Ahead is the WAIKIKI AQUARIUM, then the beautiful and ghostly NATATORIUM WAR MEMORIAL, built in 1927 to honor the men and women of Hawai‘i who fought in World War I.
As a hard-earned reward on the walk back to your hotel, stop for a bite at EGGS ‘N THINGS (numerous locations in Hawai‘i), TONY ROMA’S or SEASIDE BAR & GRILL. At Eggs ‘n Things, find morning comfort classics, such as eggs, crepes, pancakes with a local twist—think spam and eggs with two scoops rice. If you’re craving a taste of barbecue, Tony Roma’s ribs, flatbreads, protein-packed mains and signature onion loaf are a good bet! Voted the best value in Hawai‘i, casual seaside Bar & Grill attracts hungry diners looking for delicious dishes at affordable prices—from coconut pancakes to crab legs and more. But these are just a few places to get you started. If you’re beach bound, keep your eyes peeled for shave ice treats and other grab-and-go edibles!
• Affordable Tours (808) 921-2280
• Aloha Hawaii Tours (808) 926-3800
• M.A.C.24/7 808) 921-5564
• Eggs ‘n Things (808) 926-EGGS (3447)
• Seaside Bar & Grill (808) 922-8227
• Tony Roma’s (808) 942-2121