The world-renowned Waikiki became very popular for its white-sand beaches and exciting activities to offer. No wonder, the bay area has been the top gathering place in Oahu among the locals and the tourists alike. Have a glimpse of Waikiki’s famous attractions and scenic spots, book a Honolulu City Tour with us and be amazed of this breathtaking destination.
Aside from the sparkling beach and dynamic nightlife, Waikiki is also a place for several public destinations such as the Kapi’olani Park, Ala Wai Harbor, Kahanamoku Lagoon and other beautiful itineraries. It is also famous for its world-class shopping centers, restaurants and entertainment hubs.
Waikiki Historical Background
During the 1800’s, Waikiki has been a playing ground for Hawaiian royalties. It was only in 1901 when the Moana Surfrider Hotel was built in the area by Walter Chamberlain Peacock who was a wealthy landowner in Honolulu. This hotel was considered the first hotel in Waikiki which also started the promotion of tourism in the area.
At present, the bay area is now filled with several other large hotels to accommodate the heavy number of tourists that visit Waikiki and other famous destinations in Oahu Island. Among these well-known hotels are the Royal Hawaiian, Halekulani hotel, Sheraton Waikiki and Hyatt Regency Waikiki, just to name some.
The Nearby Oahu Attractions
After spending some time at the beach, visitors are advised to tour around downtown Honolulu City and see those historic places that defines the Hawaiian culture. Top destinations are the Iolani Palace, Kamehameha Statue, Washington Place and the State Capitol Building as well as the Punchbowl National Cemetery.
Another famous spot a few minutes away from Waikiki is Pearl Harbor in Ford Island. Here, visitors will discover various facts about the Japanese attack and World War II. The place also showcases a variety of museums, memorials and other added attractions.
Your Oahu getaway will never be complete without touring the famous Waikiki. Get the chance to explore the area by booking our Honolulu City Private tour. Pearl Harbor Website is the best when it comes to VIP tour packages.