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The Waikiki Beat

Learn about the happenings in Waikiki from the people who know it best. Read The Waikiki Beat for our insight into great restaurants, cultural festivals, events, and more.

  • Take to the Streets at the 67th annual Waikiki Hoolaulea Festival
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    Take to the Streets at the 67th annual Waikiki Hoolaulea Festival

    Waikiki is so much more than hula dances and sunshine, but there’s no need to kid ourselves: those two are still pretty important. 

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  • The Great Waikiki Beer Festival
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    The Great Waikiki Beer Festival

    Picture this: the sun is beginning to set behind a beautiful Waikiki backdrop as the ocean waves undulate back and forth between the songs of the birds in the sky. 

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  • Trek Through a State Monument
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    Trek Through a State Monument

    Assuming that you arrived in beautiful Waikiki via airplane, we'll go ahead and assume that you noticed the giant 475-acre crater lining the south side of the island. 

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  • Mango Jam Jamboree
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    Mango Jam Jamboree

    How exciting is it to live in a world where candy just grows on trees? If you’re visiting Hawaii and this isn’t normally the case for you, then you’ve come to the right place. 

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  • Celebrate a Day of Remembrance with Lantern Float Hawaii
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    Celebrate a Day of Remembrance with Lantern Float Hawaii

    Memorial Day is meant to be a day dedicated to remembering and preserving the memories of departed loved ones. Everyone pays homage in different ways but Hawaiians have a very special ceremony. 

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  • Stock Up at Ala Moana Center
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    Stock Up at Ala Moana Center

    When you get to the point that your feet can’t move and your arms can’t paddle, it may be time to take a little time for yourself with some well-earned rest and relaxation. 

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  • Be One With the Beach
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    Be One With the Beach

    Waikiki may be a diverse place with tons of fun activities going on at any given time, but there’s no need to kid ourselves: the world-famous beaches are the cream of the crop. 

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  • Swing the Day Away
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    Swing the Day Away

    A quick aerial view of Waikiki shows magnificent skylines juxtaposed with almost four miles of a giant green patch. Yes, we’re still in Honolulu, not Central Park, New York. That lush green patch happens to be the famous Ala Wai Golf Course. 

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  • Get Wild at the Honolulu Zoo
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    Get Wild at the Honolulu Zoo

    Surreal beaches and enchanting sunsets attract visitors from all over the world to Honolulu, but us humans are not alone in our love for this paradise! Honolulu Zoo is conveniently located half of a mile away from Royal Grove Waikiki.

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  • Eat Like A Local
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    Eat Like A Local

    Honolulu is home to a unique and exciting culinary scene. The metropolitan center of Hawaii, Oahu has a variety of excellent restaurants that visitors can choose from. Eat like a local in small neighborhoods like Kapahulu or Haleiwa or dine in high style at some of Hawaii's finest restaurants.

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