Waikiki Attractions and Activities
Popular Things To Do in Oahu
At Aqua Waikiki Joy Hotel, you’re steps away from numerous Waikiki attractions and activities. Located on Lewers Street, our hotel provides the perfect location for the avid shopper with an array of boutiques and shops on surrounding streets. Shop along Kalakaua Avenue at Royal Hawaiian Center, DFS Galleria, Beach Walk or Luxury Row, and hunt for Hawaii souvenirs at the International Market Place.
Waikiki Beach/ Waikiki Beach Walk – Experience one of the most popular things to do in Waikiki and pay a visit to Hawaii’s most famous beach, where locals and visitors alike come to swim and surf. Explore famous Waikiki attractions like Waikiki Aquarium and the Duke Kahanamoku statue, and enjoy shopping and dining at Waikiki Beach Walk, a festive promenade with over 50 shops, restaurants and galleries.
Waikiki Aquarium - One of the oldest aquariums in the country, Waikiki Aquarium exhibits over 3,000 aquatic animals, organisms and plants from across Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific.
Honolulu Zoo - Nestled at the edge of Kapiolani Park, Honolulu Zoo is home to 1,000 species of exotic animals, mammals, reptiles and birds. Take a walk on the wild side and explore this popular family-friendly attraction.
International Market Place - Embark on a shopping safari at this famous open-air bazaar in the heart of Waikiki where you can find jewelry, gifts, souvenirs, apparel and local crafts.
Diamond Head Monument State Park – Hawaii’s most famous landmark, Diamond Head State Monument is a 760-foot volcanic peak rising above Waikiki. Hike the challenging trail to the summit and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Oahu.
Historic Honolulu/Chinatown - Take a walking tour of Historic Honolulu and discover Hawaii’s historic buildings such as Iolani Palace, Hawaii State Capitol, Kamehameha I Statue, Mission Houses Museum and Kawaiahao Church. Honolulu’s historic Chinatown district is a colorful maze of shops, open markets, lei stands, Chinese herbal medicine shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars housed in historic buildings.
Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial -The most historic destination in Honolulu, Pearl Harbor is “ground zero” for the beginning of World War II for the US. Visit the USS Arizona, the sacred resting place for the battleship’s crew who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. Enjoy a guided tour of the 184-foot-long Memorial structure spanning the mid-portion of the sunken battleship.