Things to Do in Hawaii

Hawai‘i is an island nation rich in beauty, in culture, and in diversity of people, all of which contribute to the spirit of aloha. We hope that you will be able to enjoy all that our islands have to offer. The links below will take you to some of the many ways to make your visit here a memorable one. Enjoy!

Hawaiian Island Tours

 


 

Theme Parks

Sea Life Park Hawai‘i

(808) 259-2501
41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy
Waimanalo, HI 96795

Located on the east tip of Oahu, Sea Life Park is Hawaii’s famous marine park features 300,000 gallon aquarium, dolphins, turtles, sea lions, and more. Most of the activities and programs are wheelchair friendly. Facilities are wheelchair accessible. Learn more

Dole Plantation

(808) 621-8408
100 Kahelu Avenue, #2 floor
Mililani, HI 96789-3914

Dole Plantation has the world’s largest maze officially recognized in the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records. It also provides educational plantation garden tour where you can see hundreds of plants and trees that are native species. Learn more

Waikiki Aquarium

(808) 923-9741
2777 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Highly respected as the third oldest aquarium in the United States, Waikiki Aquarium is located in convenient Waikiki. The aquarium exhibits some 3,500 marine animals, including endangered Hawaiian monk seals, reef sharks, sea lions, tropical fish and a variety more of aquatic life. The facility caters to most and offers excellent accessibility. Learn more

Honolulu Zoo

(808) 971-7171
151 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Just a short walk from Waikiki Beach, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a wide collection of mammals, reptiles, and birds, stretching from Hawaii’s animal kingdom to the rest of the world. It is here where you’ll be able to encounter Indian Elephants, African Lions, Nene (Hawaiian geese), Nile Crocodiles, Orangutans and much more. The zoo is fully accessible. Learn more


Events & Shows

Polynesian Cultural Center

(808) 293-3333
55-370 Kamehameha Highway
Laie, HI 96762

Learn about Pacific culture at Polynesian Cultural Center which features seven Pacific Island villages, an evening show, a canoe pageant, an award-winning luau, arts and handicrafts marketplace and an IMAX theater. Facilities are wheelchair accessible. Learn more

Paradise Cove Luau

(808) 842-5911
91-1089 Aliinui Drive
Kapolei, HI 96707

Experience one of the largest luau shows in Hawai‘i at Ko Olina Resort, locates on the leeward cost of Oahu. Learn more

The Magic of Polynesia

(808) 971-4321
2300 Kalakaua Avenue, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96815

Daily magic show by the master illusionist, John Hirokawa at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel. Learn more


Museums/ Galleries

Honolulu Academy of Arts and Shangri La

(808) 532-8700
900 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

Come explore the fine arts exhibits at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the largest private presenter of visual arts programs, boasting a permanent collection of over 38,000 works of art from cultures around the world. The museum is wheel-chair accessible to most of the exhibits but reservations are required for the parking. Learn more

Hawai‘i State Art Museum

(808) 586-0900
250 South Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI

Enjoy your day at the Hawaii State Art Museum. It is here where you will find a beautiful collection of art work done by Hawaii’s artists. The State Museum serves as a fitting scene to host the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ collection. Find yourself getting immersed and inspired by the rich artistic legacy, the Hawaiian Islands have to offer. Most of the museum is wheel-chair accessible. Learn more


Land Adventures

Kualoa Ranch Hawai‘i

(808) 237-7321
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaaawa, HI 96730

Locates northeastern side of Oahu, Kualoa Ranch offers ranch tours and outdoor activities including horseback riding, yakking, and ATV riding. Some activities may not be participated depending on disabilities. Learn more


Water Activities

Access Surf Hawai‘i

(808) 236-4200
PO Box 15152
Honolulu, HI 96830

AccesSurf Instruction is designed to provide ocean access to empower its participants to their highest level of independence in the water. Designed and lead by certified therapeutic recreation therapists, medical professionals, professional surfers, and trained volunteers, these services provide safe activities and therapeutic instruction in surfing, standup paddling, snorkeling and swimming/flotation.

We invite anyone with a disability, whether physical or mental, and their family members to participate in these activities to discover their own level of abilities in the ocean. Learn more


Do you want to Learn More about Hawaiian History?

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

(808) 847-3511
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

Recognized as the State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, the Bishop Museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts and exhibits, stemming from Hawaiian and Polynesian culture. The museum offers daily shows and tours; its exhibits vary throughout the year. Planetarium shows are offered in the evening, in which you must reserve seating in advance. Exhibits and event areas are wheel-chair accessible. Learn more

Iolani Palace

(808) 522-0822
364 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Experience walking down the same halls where Hawaii’s royalty once resided. At the historical ‘Iolani Palace, you’ll learn about key moments in Hawaii’s history, including the imprisonment of Queen Lili‘uokalani and events leading up to Hawaii’s annexation. This National Historic Landmark has been beautifully restored to its former glory, and welcomes all. All public areas of the ‘Iolani Palace are wheelchair accessible. With advance notice, ‘Iolani Palace offers American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter tours, for those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and special touch tours, designed for those who are blind and partially-sighted. Learn more


VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

Academy of Arts, 900 Beretania 532-8701
AIRPORT, Flight & Visitor Info 836-6413
Alii Kai Catamaran, Pier 5 539-9400
Aloha Stadium, Flea Market, 99-500 Salt Lake Blvd., 486-9300
Aloha Tower, Pier 10 537-9260
Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St. 848-4129, 847-3511
Byodo-In Temple, 47-200 Kahekili Hwy 239-8811
Chinatown Cultural Plaza, 100 N. Beretania St 521-4934
Chinese Consulate, 2746 Pali Hwy 595-6347
Contemporary Museum, 2411 Makiki Hts. Dr 526-0232
Dragon Garden Bonsai Nursery, 41-909 Mahailua St. Waimanalo 259-6886
Diamond Head Lookout
Diamond Head Theatre, 520 Makapuu Av 733-0274
Dole Pineapple Plantation, 64-1550 Kam Hwy., Wahiawa, 621-8408
Foster Botanical Garden, 180 Vineyard Bl 522-7065
Hanauma Bay, 7455 Kalanianaole Hwy, 396-4229 ext. 0
Hawaii Children’s Discovery Centre, 111 Ohe St 524-5437,
Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Av 943-3500
Hawaii Maritime Museum, Pier 7 536-6373
Hawaii Plantation Village, 94-695 Waipahu St 677-0110
Hawaii State Art Museum, 250 S Hotel 586-0300
Hawaii Theatre, 1130 Bethel 528-5535
Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureauv, 2270 Kalakaua Av 923-1811
Hawaiian Railway Society, 91-1001 Renton Rd 681-5461
Hickam Air Force Base, 449-1083
Hilo Hattie’s, 700 N Nimitz Hwy 537-2926
Happy Trails Hawaii, 59-231 Pupukea Road, Haleiwa, 638-7433
Hawaii Nautical Inc., 46-471 Hololio St., Kaneohe, 234-7245
Honolulu Zoo, 151 Kapahulu Av 971-7171
Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden, 45-680 Luluku Rd 233-7323
Iolani Palace, 364 S King St 538-1471, 522-0832
Japanese Consulate, 1742 Nuuanu Av 543-3111
Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S Beretania 945-7633
Kaneohe Bay Cruise, Heeia Pier 235-2888
Kapiolani Park
Kewalo Basin
Ko Olina Ocean Adventures and Luau, Ko Olina Marina, 396-2068
Kualoa Ranch, Kaawa 237-8515
Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Rd 988-0456
Manoa Valley Theatre, 2833 E Manoa Rd 988-6131
Maui Divers Jewelry Center, 1520 Liona St 946-7979
Marriage License Bureau, 1250 Punchbowl St 586-4545
Mission Houses Museum, 553 S King 531-0481
Moanalua Gardens, 1352 Pineapple Pl 833-1944
Neal Blaisdell Center, 777 Ward Av 591-2211
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Pacific Aviation Museum, Historic Ford Island 441-1000
Paradise Cruise, 1540 S. King, 983-7827
Pearl Harbor Navy Base, 449-7110
Polynesian Cultural Center, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy. Laie 293-3333
Punchbowl National Cemetery, 2177 Puowaina Dr 532-3720
Queen Emma Summer Palace, 2913 Pali Hwy 595-3167
Sea Life Park. 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy 942-3100, 259-7933
Senator Fong’s Plantation, 47-285 Pulama Rd 239-6775
Shangri-La c/o Academy of Arts 532-8701
State Capitol
Sunset Beach, North Shore
Tantalus, Puu Ualakaa Park
UH East West Center, 1601 East-West Road, 944-7111
Stan Sheriff Center, University of Hawaii, Dole Street
U.S. Army Museum, Kalia @ Saratoga Rd 955-9552
U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service, 595 Ala Moana Bl
U.S. Passport Service, State Dept. Federal Bldg 522-8283
USS Arizona Memorial 1 Arizona Memorial Place, 422-0561
USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, 11 Arizona Memorial Dr 423-1341
USS Missouri Memorial, Arizona Memorial Dr 973-2494
Wahiawa Botanical Garden, 1396 California Av 621-7321
Waikiki Aquarium, 2777 Kalakaua Av 923-9741
Waimanalo Beach Park
Waimea Valley Park, 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, 638-766
Wet & Wild Hawaii, 91-400 Farrington Hwy 674-9283

DINING

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
12th Avenue Grill, 1145 12th Ave. 732-9469
3660 On the Rise, 737-1177
Alan Wong’s, 1857 S. King, 949-2526
Arancino Beachwalk, 255 Beachwalk, 923-5557
Assaggio, Ala Moana Center, 943-3446
Azure, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 923-7311
Bali by the Sea, Hilton Hawaiian Village, 949-4321
Beachhouse at the Moana, 2365 Kalakaua Ave., 924-4799
Benihana of Tokyo, Hilton Hawaiian Village 955-5955 LD
Buzz’s Original Steakhouse, 413 Kawailoa Rd., Lanikai 261-4661
Cafe Maharani, 2509 S. King St. 951-7447
Chai’s Island Bistro, Aloha Tower Marketplace 585-0011
Chart House, Yacht Harbor 941-6669 D
Chef Mavro, 1969 S. King, 944-4714
Duc’s Bistro, 1188 Maunakea St., 531-6325
Duke’s Canoe Club, Outrigger Waikiki 922-2268 BLD
Hanohano Room, Sheraton Waikiki 922-4422
Hard Rock Cafe, 280 Beachwalk, 955-7383
Hale Vietnam, 1140 12th Ave. 735-7581
Hiroshi’s, Resaurant Row, 533-4476
Hoku’s, Kahala Hotel 739-8780
House Without a Key, Halekulani Hotel 923-2311
Jameson’s, 62-549 Kam Hwy, Haleiwa 637-4336
Keo’s Thai, 2028 Kuhio Av., 951-9355
Kincaid’s Chops, Steaks, Ward Warehouse 591-2005 LD
La Mer, Halekulani Hotel, 923-2311
Little Village Noodle House, 1113 Smith St., 545-3008
Maguro-ya, 3565 Waialae Av., 732-3775
Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, 951-3420 LD
Million Korean Restaurant, 626 Sheridan St. 596-0799
Miyako, New Otani Kaimana Beach, 921-7077
Morton’s Steakhouse, Ala Moana 949-1300, 522-0832
Nobu Waikiki, 2233 Helumoa Rd., 237-6999
Ono Hawaiian Food, 726 Kapahulu Ave., 737-9275
Orchid’s, Halekulani Hotel, 923-2311
Outrigger Canoe Club, 2898 Kalakaua Av., 923-2585 BLD
Pacific Club, 1451 Queen Emma St., 536-0836 BLD
Pagoda Floating Restaurant, 1525 Rycroft St., 941-6611
Panda Chinese Cuisine, 641 Keeaumoku St., 947-1688 LD
Plaza Club, 900 Fort St. Mall, 521-8905 BLD
Plumeria Beach House, Kahala Hotel, 739-8761
Roy’s, 6600 Kalanianaole Hwy, Hawai´i Kai 396-7697
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Restaurant Row, 599-3860
Ruth’s Chris, 226 Lewers St., Waikiki, 440-7910
Ryan’s Grill, Ward Center, 591-9132
Sam Choy’s Breakfast, Lunch, Crab, 580 N Nimitz, 545-7979 BLD
Side Street Inn, 1225 Hopaka St. 591-0253
The Signature Prime Steak & Seafood, Ala Moana Hotel, 949-3636
Suntory, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, 922-5511
Surf Lanai, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, 923-7311
Sushi Izakaya Gaku, 1329 S. King St. 589-1329
Tango’s Contemporary Café, 1288 Ala Moana Blvd., 593-7288
Todai’s Seafood Buffet, 1910 Ala Moana Blvd., 947-1000
Vino Bistro & Wine Bar, Restaurant Row 524-8466
Waikiki Yacht Club, Ala Moana Park 955-4405
Willow’s Restaurant, 901 Hausten, 952-9200
Yanagi Sushi, 762 Kapiolani Blvd., 597-1525
Yohei Sushi, 1111 Dillingham Blvd., 841-3773

GOLF

Ala Wai Golf Course, Kapahulu 296-4653
Bay View Golf Club, 45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr 247-0451 x3
Coral Creek Golf Course, 91-1111 Geiger Rd, Ewa Beach 441-4653
Hawaii Country Club, 94-1211 Kunia Rd 621-5654
Hawaii Kai Golf Course, 8902 Kalanianaole Hwy 395-2358
Hawaii Prince Golf, 91-1200 Ft Weaver Rd 944-4567
Hoakalei Country Club, 91-1001 Kaimalie St., Ewa Beach 853-4346
Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puumalu St 833-4541
Kapolei Golf Course, 91-701 Farrington Hwy 674-2227
Ko Olina Golf Club, 92-1220 Aliinui Dr 676-5300
Koolau Golf Course, 45-550 Kiomaole Rd 247-8873
Leilehua Golf Course, Bldg. 6505 Leilehua Rd Wahiawa 655-4653
Makaha Country Club, 84-627 Makaha Valley Rd 695-7111
Mid Pacific, 266 Kaelepulu Dr 261-9765
Mililani Golf Course, 95-176 Kuahelani Av 623-2254
New Ewa Beach Golf Course, 689-6565
Oahu Country Club, 150 Country Club Rd 595-3256
Olomana Golf Club, 41-1801 Kalanianaole Hwy 259-7926
Pali Golf Course, 45-050 Kam Hwy 266-7612
Pearl Country Club, 98-535 Kaonohi St 487-3802
Royal Hawaiian Golf Club, 770 Auloa Rd 262-2139 x1
Royal Kunia, 94-1509 Anonui flt 949-1088
Ted Makalena, 93-059 Waipio Access Rd 296-2000
Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kam Hwy 293-8574
Waialae Country Club, 4997 Kahala Av 734-2151 x 221-3
Waikele Golf Course, 94-200 Paioa Pl 676-9000
West Loch Golf Course, 91-1126 Okupe 296-2000

SHOPPING

Ala Moana Shopping Center 946-2811
Aloha Tower Marketplace 566-2337
Tagami & Powell Gallery & Gardens, Kahaluu 239-8146
Cedar Street Galleries, 817 Cedar 589-1580
Chinese Cultural Plaza, Beretania & Maunakea 521-4934
DFS Galleria, 330 Royal Hawaiian Av 931-2655
Harry’s Music Store, 3457 Waialae Av 735-2866
Hilton Hawaiian Village 949-4321
Honolulu Pen Shop, 1857 S King 946-8968
Hula Supply Center, 1008B,C Isenberg 941-0100
Interior Accents, Gentry Pacific Ctr 523-5553
International Marketplace Waikiki 923-9871
Kahala Mall 732-7736
Kamaka Ukulele, 550 South St 531-3165
Kilohana Square, Kapahulu 737-2547
Manoa Marketplace 988-0520
Martin & MacArthur, Ala Moana Center 941-0074
Maui Divers Jewelry Center, 1520 Liona St 946-7979
McCully Shopping Center, McCully @ Kapiolani 955-7377
Neiman Marcus, Ala Moana Center 951-8887
Nohea Gallery, Ward Warehouse 596-8688
Pearl Ridge Center 488-0981
Restaurant Row 538-1441
Robyn Buntin Oceania & Asian Gallery, 848 S Beretania 523-5913
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center 922-0588
Waikele Premium Outlet 676-5656
Ward Centre 591-8411
Ward Centers 531-6411
Windward Mall Kaneohe 235-1143

CRUISES & DINNER SHOWS

Alii Kai Catamaran Dinner Cruise
Creation Polynesian Show, Princess Kaiulani Hotel, 931-4660
Legends in Concert, Las Vegas Hawaiian Style, Royal Hawaiian Theater, 2201 Kalakaua Bldg B, 4th Floor, 1-855-805-7469
Magic of Polynesia starring JOHN HIROKAWA, Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber, 2300 Kalakaua Av., 539-9400
Star of Honolulu, 983-7827

CHURCHES & CHAPELS

Aloha Ke Akua Chapel, 47-507 Kamehameha Hwy,
Watabe. Blue Lagoon, 2685 N Nimitz Hwy (behind DAV Ctr)
Calvary by the Sea, 5339 Kalanianaole Hwy 377-5477
Central Union Church, 1660 S Beretania 941-9057
Christian Science Church, 1508 Punahou 949-8403
Diamond Head 7th Day Adventist, 828 18th Av 737-1234
Honolulu Central 7th Day Adventist, 2313 Nuuanu Av 524-1352
Epiphany Episcopal, 1041 10th Av 734-5706
First United Methodist, 1020 S Beretania 522-9555
Gloria Garden, 3050 Monsarrat Av 735-5500
Haiku Gardens, 46-336 Haiku Rd .247-0605
Honolulu Community Church, 2345 Nuuanu Av 595-7541
Kawaiahao Church, 957 Punchbowl 522-1333
Latter Day Saints Church of Jesus Christ 737-5974
Makiki Christian Church, 829 Pensacola
Muslim Association Hawaii, 1935 Aleo Pl, Manoa Vly 947-6263
Nuuanu Congregational, 2851 Pali Hwy 595-3935
Our Lady of Peace Cathedral, 1184 Bishop St 536-7036
Primarie Episcopal, 739-0440
St. Andrews Cathedral, Beretania @ Alakea 524-2822
St. Augustine, 130 Ohua Av 923-7024
St. Clement’s Episcopal, 1515 Wilder Av 955-7745
St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox 521-7220
St. Elizabeth, 720 N King 845-2112
St. Mark’s Episcopal, 539 Kapahulu 732-2333
St. Peter’s Episcopal, 1317 Queen Emma St 533-1943
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic, 800 Kaheka 941-0675
Temple Emanu-El, 2550 Pali Hwy 595-7521
Unity Church, 3608 Diamond Head Circle 735-4436
Waikiki Baptist, 424 Kuamoo 955-3525
Waioli Chapel, 2950 Manoa Rd 988-5800
Word of Life, 544 Queen 528-4044

FITNESS

Clark Hatch, 536-7205
Powerhouse Gym, 432 Keawe St. 532-8000
Punahou Fitness & Spa, 949-0026
24 Hour Fitness, Kapiʻolani 973-4653
24 Hour Fitness, Waikiki 971-4653
24 Hour Fitness, Downtown 545-5510
YMCA Central 941-3344

SPAS & SPORTS CLUBS

Ampy’s European Spa, 1441 Kapiolani #377, 946-3838
Hawaii Yacht Club, Ala Wai Harbor, 944-9666
Heaven on Earth, 1050 Alakea St., 599-5501
Na Hoʻola Luxury Spa @ Hyatt 921-6097

HOSPITALS

Castle Medical Center, ‘Ulukahiki St, Kailua, 263‑5500
Kaiser Moanalua, 3288 Moanalua Rd, Honolulu, 432-5100
Kapiolani Medical Hospital, 1319 Punahou St, Honolulu, 983-6000
Kuakini Hospital, 347 North Kuakini St, Honolulu, 536-2236
Medical Corner Kapolei, 890 Kamokila Blvd # 102, Kapolei, 676-5000
Pali Momi Medical Center, 98-1079 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, 486-6000
Pearl City Urgent Care, 1245 Kuala Street, Pearl City, 456-2273
Queens Hospital, 1301 Punchbowl St #1, Honolulu, 538-9011
Straub Clinic & Hospital, 888 South King St, Honolulu, 522-4000
Tripler Army Medical, 1 Jarrett White Rd, Honolulu, 433-2778
Wahiawa General, 128 Lehua St, Wahiawa, 621-8411