Chef Roy Yamaguchi
Welcome to beautiful Waikiki. Not only is Waikiki the hub of visitor activity on O’ahu, it has been a favorite of Hawai’i residents for generations. From the gentle surf lapping up on the sugar-white shores, to the exceptional dining and vibrant nightlife, Waikiki has something for everyone of every age.
Immerse yourself in the culture at the various hula shows that dot Waikiki or try your hand at surfing or stand-up paddle boarding just yards from shore. People-watching in the various shopping centers, including Waikiki Beach Walk, is a great way to spend a couple of hours, and highlights the multi-cultural landscape that makes Hawai’i special.
The sunsets at this time of year will create lasting memories for you and your loved one, especially if a Mai Tai or your favorite umbrella drink is involved.
Check out the local feel of the Farmers’ Market at Kapi’olani Community College on the slopes of Diamond Head before taking on the Diamond Head crater hike.
Make sure to explore some of the restaurants that are changing the way the world sees Hawai’i as a dining destination. The freshest fish from our pristine waters, the abundant produce lovingly cultivated by dedicated farmers and the aloha with which our bounty is prepared, truly make dining in Hawai’i a unique experience.
If your travels bring you back to Waikiki in the fall, make sure to check out the Hawai’i Food and Wine Festival from August 31 to September 7. The festival features chefs from around the world celebrating Hawai’i’s bounty.
Whatever you decide to do on your Waikiki vacation, your memories of the time spent in this special place will last you a lifetime, or at least until Waikiki again calls to you.
Enjoy the magic that is Waikiki.