Waikiki Beach Walk

By Hawaii.com Team


In the heart of Hawaii’s most famous resort area, Waikiki Beach Walk® is where both visitors and locals alike come to shop, dine and just have fun. It’s hard to believe that less than a decade ago, this area was seen by many as a dated, congested concrete jungle. Today, after a multi-million dollar investment, it’s a gleaming, open-air promenade that has become a hub of live music, nightlife, great dining and unique shopping.


From beach casual, evening elegant, fine jewelry, Hawaii inspired artwork, trinkets and gifts, there are numerous locally-owned retail boutiques and shops along the promenade at Waikiki Beach Walk that provide visitors with a way to heighten their stay on the islands, and provide a thoughtful remembrance of their Hawaiian getaway at any time of the year. Some of the more than 40 popular shops you can find here include Freaky Tiki Tropical Optical, Hawaiian Quilt, Crazy Shirts, Malibu Shirts, Blue Ginger and Under the Koa Tree.


Claims by some restaurants with menus that tantalize the taste buds might be a cliché elsewhere, but at Waikiki Beach Walk it’s a reality. Here you can satisfy your appetite with inspiring flavors from impressive seafood platters and local island favorites to classic American and international cuisine to fresh mahi mahi and hand-rolled sushi. Popular picks include Roy’s Waikiki, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Kaiwa Waikiki, Taormina Sicilian Cuisine, Giovanni Pastrami, and Cheeseburger Waikiki. No matter what you’re in the mood for, Waikiki Beach Walk offers something for everyone.


Waikiki Beach Walk is not just for shopping and dining. Weekly, monthly and special events and activities are on the calendar year-round. Storytelling through the art of hula is offered every Tuesday evening. Hear the latest Hawaiian musicians wow the crowd from the outdoor plaza stage during the monthly Na Mele Sunday Showcase. Get your blood flowing with the regularly scheduled outdoor yoga, hula hoop fitness and belly dancing classes. Plan your next visit to coincide with one of the many festivals held in and around the Waikiki Beach Walk area, including the Honolulu Festival in March, SPAM® Jam Waikiki in May, or September’s Aloha Festival.

Waikiki Beach Walk® is the consummate expression of Hawaii today — a place where people come to be enlivened with warm hospitality, a rich confluence of cultures, and nature’s precious gifts from land and sea.

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