Waikiki Guide

From world class dining to art galleries, museums, stylish boutiques, theaters and more, there’s plenty in the town of Jackson to keep you busy.

  • Hi-5 Tours

    The boutique circle island tour gives you a taste of everything that makes Oahu the best island in the world.


  • Biki

    Self-service bike rentals found all over the island.


  • Diamond Head Surfboard Hawaii

    They’ve got everything you need if you’re ready to catch a wave.


  • Big Wave Dave Surf Co

    Great option if you’re looking to learn how to surf or stand-up paddleboard.


  • Gone Surfing Hawaii

    This well-loved operation provides some of the highest review surf lessons, tours, and equipment rentals on the island.


  • Yacht Charters Hawaii

    Splurge with your friends and explore the island on your own luxurious boat!


  • Zingu

    A Japanese izakaya restaurant with a top-notch sake bar. Just a quick walk from the Shoreline.


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  • Fete

    A new favorite featuring local ingredients new American cuisine in Chinatown. Linger Maui Bikini Blonde in this comfy signature building.


  • Town

    Innovative New American and Italian dishes served in a funky, industrial space.


  • Akasaka

    A favorite Japanese restaurant with locals, located near Ala Moana.


  • Side Street Inn

    Where the locals go and all the off duty chefs. Everyone loves Side Street! Local food, you must order the pork chops and fried rice.


  • Little Village Noodle House

    The number one restaurant with locals, located Chinatown. Known for the best Honey Walnut Shrimp on island.


  • Kakaako/Ward

    Oahu’s new hotspot for street murals, SALT, and some of the best restaurants and clubs in town.


  • Kailua

    An upscale suburb known for great beach, water sports, and President Obama.


  • Haleiwa on North Shore

    Home to small town spirit, surf legends, and some of the biggest waves in the world.


  • Chinatown

    Honolulu’s rich and diverse history collides with great bars and some of the best food on the island.


  • Waikiki

    One of the most known and loved tourist destinations in the world, this is where urban life meets beach vibes.


  • Bar Leather Apron

    Owned by the most award winning maitai bartender in Hawaii, you’ll tase his competition worthy drinks that have taken him all over the world. Reservations required.


  • Tchin Tchin

    Rooftop Chinatown gem that boasts savory small plates, speciality craft cocktails, killer spirit collection, all in an amazing interior and exterior space.


  • Chingu

    Head to this new Korean-style bar and you’ll get a taste of LA’s Koreatown, right in Kakaako.


  • Bar 35

    “Honolulu’s happiest happy hour,” right in the heart of Chinatown. And we agree: it’s artsy, urban, and alive in all the right ways.


  • Bevy

    Get a taste of Europe in this trendy new bar right in the heart of SALT at Kakaako, the artsiest city block in Honolulu.


  • Blue Note Hawaii

    New York jazz club vibes and legendary performers within walking distance of the Shoreline.  


  • Sky

    Start with a sunset happy hour and end the night with open-air dancing on this high-rise rooftop with the best views of Waikiki.


  • District

    Always alive, never dull. If you’re ready to lose yourself to dance, you can’t go wrong here.


  • Manifest

    Start your evening with a specialty whiskey cocktail and you’ll end up dancing with their well curated late night music.


  • In4Mation

    A hyper-local shop that blends urban life with island attitude. And everything in the store is designed and made right here.


  • 88 Tees

    This Japanese brand is becoming as popular in Hawaii as it is across Asia. You’ll understand why the moment you walk inside.


  • Manuhealii

    Always dreamed of the perfect Aloha shirt? Well, this is your place.


  • Kailua General Store

    Get a healthy dose of nostalgia while shopping for whatever you need. This old-fashioned spot in Kailua makes you feel right at home.


  • Eden in Love

    A locally-loved boutique known for its urban beach fashion, as well as for giving back to the community.


  • Guava Shop

    This small boutique in Haleiwa is beach chic casual at its finest, from swimwear to sun dresses and bags.


  • North Shore Soap Factory

    Take a quiet drive out to the legendary North Shore for a behind-the-scenes look at how soap is made from organic and local ingredients.


  • Maile Organic

    An all-organic spa with skin care products crafted and blended with island flora and botanical.


  • Roberta Oaks

    The trendsetter of local fashion, you can’t come to Honolulu with paying a visit to the best boutique in town.


  • Koi & Kai’s Lei Stand

    A family spot where the stand is as Instagrammable as the lei.


  • First Friday

    A monthly celebration in the heart of Chinatown where all cultures converge over art, drinks, and music.


  • SALT at Kakaako

    Get lost in this open air marketplace with modern design known for attracting top local chefs, musicians, and some of the best boutiques in town.


  • The ARTS at Marks Garage

    A community arts center in Chinatown known for great exhibitions, installations, and performance art.


  • Chinese Art Exhibition Hall

    An impressive collection of Chinese art and culture right on the second floor of the Honolulu Museum of Art.


  • Bethel Street Gallery

    A favorite stop for paintings and glassware right in the heart of the Arts district.


  • Japanese Cultural Center

    There’s no better place to discover just how much the Japanese has influenced art and culture on the islands.


  • Kakaako Murals

    A stretch with some of the coolest and most Instagramed art on the island. And, you never know what’ll pop up overnight.


  • Art after Dark at the Honolulu Museum

    On the last Friday of the month, the museum reopens after the sun goes down for a night of drinks and art.


  • Waimanalo Farms

    This charming mountain farm is known for pumpkin patches and sunflower fields, a nice contrast when you’re ready to escape the city.


  • Japanese Tea Garden

    Sneak away for some solitude in this picture-perfect spot.


  • Waikiki Brewing Company

    Same attributes as Aloha Beer Company and is down the street from Aloha Beer Company.


  • Aloha Beer Company

    Located in Kakaako, this brewery features local beer and is a popular hang out spot for pau hana.


  • Ko Hana Rum

    Learn the art of making rum during a tour at this farm-to-bottle distillery.


  • Manauwiliwili Falls

    Beautiful waterfall hike with three jumps into a pool.


  • Lanikai Pillbox

    Overlook the Mokulua Islands at sunrise, then head to Lanikai for a beach day.


  • Kuliouou

    A short drive out of town, this intermediate hike opens up to striking views of the Waimanalo Coast.


  • Koko Head Stairs

    Slightly more challenging than Diamond Head, this hike shows you the breathtaking expansiveness of East Oahu.


  • Sandy Beach/Halona Blowhole

    This jaw-dropping route shows you another side of the island as you drive through Waimanalo to Kailua.


  • Tantalus

    This long scenic drive winds you through neighborhoods to the top of the mountains overlooking Honolulu.


  • Sandy Beach

    Famous for huge waves and big shore breaks, this beach is perfect for body boarding and surfing.


  • Waimea Bay

    Ever see those Instagram posts of people diving off a giant rock? This is that. Try it here!


  • Lanikai Beach

    A bit of a drive, but it’s worth it. Kailua’s most famous spot is considered one of the world’s best beaches–it’s also President Obama’s favorite.


  • Diamond Head Beach Park

    This volcanic crater is now the go-to-spot for tide pools, body boarding, and surfers.


  • Ala Moana Beach Park

    Protected by an outer reef, this beach is known for smooth sand and calm waters. A quick walk from the Shoreline.


  • Waikiki Beach

    It’s one of the most famous beaches in the world for a reason. With over two miles of coastline, there’s nothing you can’t do. And only steps from the Shoreline.


  • Yama’s Fish Market

    We love everything about this off-the-beaten path spot for great takeout food–from bento boxes to poke.


  • Highway Inn

    Wander over to SALT at Kakaako to get a taste of the history of Hawaiian food, all on one menu.


  • Helena’s Restaurant

    Homestyle Hawaiian cooking in a no-frills, just get-to-the-food space.


  • Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden

    The only thing missing is the dinosaur.


  • Halona Blowhole

    The ocean shoots a sea spray up to 40-feet in the air. Time it right and you’ll capture the most shareable shot. We also love the little swimming hole nearby.


  • Sunset Beach

    Best spot to capture the sunset, all set against a backdrop with some of the oldest trees on the island.


  • Wings of North Shore

    Position yourself within this mural for an angelic pose.