Waikiki is the most popular tourist area in Hawaii and therefore the most crowded. But if you don’t mind crowds, there are quite a few interesting things to do.
Waikiki Beach is divided into several beach areas (Kuhio Beach, Queen’s Beach, Sans Souci Beach and Kaimana Beach). Some areas along Waikiki Beach offer good swimming conditions, while others are more suitable for snorkeling, bodyboarding and surfing. There are also three sheltered lagoons, which are ideal for novice swimmers and children.
Located along Waikiki Beach are many hotels, restaurants and shops. Entertainment venues include free outdoor hula performances and several festivals and parades throughout the year.
A few interesting attractions besides the beach that you can visit in Waikiki are:
- Honolulu Zoo
- Waikiki Aquarium
- Duke Kahanamoku Statue
- Kapiolani Park
- Ancient Pohaku (Wizard Stones)
- Diamond Head Crater