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Waikiki Beach Travel Tips 

A: Waikiki Beach is a coastal neighborhood of Honolulu on the south shores of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. World-famous Waikiki Beach attracts vacationers with its white-sand beaches, dining, shopping, museums, natural wonders, cultural activities, ocean adventures, and iconic attractions like Waikiki Beach Walk and Diamond Head.

Experience the aloha culture, ocean adventures, and the iconic attractions of Waikiki Beach. Discover beautiful beaches, world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, museums, and exciting things to do in Waikiki Beach, including:

  • Waikiki Beach Walk
  • Diamond Head
  • Honolulu Zoo
  • Waikiki Aquarium
  • Fort DeRussy
  • Kalakaua Avenue and Ala Moana Mall Shopping
  • Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial
A: Located on the south shores of Oahu, Waikiki Beach is 9 miles or a 20-minute drive from Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Waikiki Beachcomber offers airport shuttles by reservation for easy transportation. Ride shares and taxis will run anywhere from $25 - $60, depending upon the time of day.
A: Yes. Enjoy snorkeling adventures on the beaches of Waikiki, which boast crystal-clear ocean waters, reefs, and thriving sea life. The best places to snorkel in Waikiki Beach are Sans Souci Beach, Kapiolani Park Beach, Queen's Beach, and the Marine Life Conservation District. Just 30 minutes away from Waikiki, Hanauma Bay is considered the best snorkeling spot on Oahu.

Pearl Harbor is 11 miles from Waikiki Beach or a 25-minute drive from the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger. Highlights of Pearl Harbor include: 

  • USS Arizona Memorial
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial
  • Film footage of the attack
  • Interactive exhibit galleries
  • Pacific Aviation Museum
A: As an exciting district of Hawaii's largest city, Honolulu, Waikiki Beach is world famous for its white-sand beaches and turquoise blue water against the majestic backdrop of Diamond Head. Loved for its coastal beauty, vivid culture, and incredible food and nightlife, Waikiki Beach is also the home of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern surfing.
A: Yes. There are many stretches of sand in Waikiki that allow dogs if leashed. Gray's Beach, Royal-Moana Beach, Outrigger Canoe Club Beach, and Fort DeRussy Beach are dog-friendly. For off-leash play, head to Ala Wai K9 Playground in the Ala Wai Community Park if your dog needs off-leash time.
A: Yes, the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger offers convenient valet parking for guests. Valet parking is $45 per night, with unlimited in and out access.
A: Yes. Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger offers island-inspired restaurants and casual eateries. Enjoy Kona coffee, sandwiches, pastries, and healthy acai bowls at the Hawaiian Aroma Caffé.  The famous Maui Brewing Co. at the hotel serves island-brewed beers and fresh island food in an open-air setting with a chill vibe. 
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