Kalakaua Avenue
Kalakaua Avenue
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Honolulu's main shopping avenue.
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DKPuck
Muncie, IN1,072 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This is a great area to stroll the beach of Waikiki and check out all of the shops and restaurants. Plenty to do and see after a day at the beach.
Written 28 May 2024
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,181 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
I loved Waikiki Beach in general but strolling along Kalalaua Avenue didn't add a lot to the experience. I was expecting a livelier and more vibrant scene, but it was rather tame and sleepy. We only walked the portion from the Royal Hawaiian Center to the Moana Surfrider Hotel so maybe we missed the good part.
Written 10 January 2024
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,814 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
It didn’t matter what time of day or evening we’d walk along Kalakaua Avenue, it was always busy with tourists and many homeless folks. There are restaurants, souvenir shops and some high end stores along with an ABC store on every block. Across the street is Waikiki Beach. We often heard police sirens along this street. It’s one of the main roads that leads to many hotels and towards Diamond Head. The sidewalks were wide and kept clean for the most part.
Written 27 April 2023
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romadaro
Washington DC, DC1,549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Every upscale brand you can think of, including some catering specifically to foreign tourists, is along this strip, including the International Market Place, which has been converted to a luxury shopping mall. Even if you don’t have deep pockets, it’s a nice place to browse and dream big. Easy access to Waikiki Beach which is right behind it.
Written 26 December 2022
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Llewellyn53
Melbourne, Australia4,268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
We stay on Kalakaua Avenue for our holidays. From morning to night there is always something happening - it may not always be good but it is constant. Arrests, disturbances, rescues, parades and of course street parties. Tonight we went out for dinner only to find there was a street party happening. It really is full on entertainment and usually safe.
Written 14 August 2022
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Joe W
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Many great restaurants and shops to visit but beware of the crime. There was a noticeable difference from our last visit two years ago. We had 10 year olds screaming f-___you in our faces to the constant stream of police cars roaring by this trip. Check the police blotter site and definitely stay off the side streets at night. Crime is pretty rampant all hours of the day.
Written 30 March 2022
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Bellatako
Nashville, TN1,770 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
It’s a Starbucks so you get what you expect of Starbucks. It is very busy though. Order ahead - best way to plan when to get your coffee and not stand in line!
Written 7 August 2021
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,368 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This Avenue is the tale of two sections of Waikiki. On one side there is a beautiful beach, artistic statues, recreational activities and all around gorgeousness. On the other side there are stores, restaurants and hotels. If the stores and restaurants were local specialties then this would have been a different review, but it's not too much different than any big city. Cheeseburger in Paradise, Wolfgang Puck, Starbucks, Starbucks again, and so on.

It is a fun street to walk on and it is the route to and from Diamond Head, but half of it is just so-so.
Written 4 June 2020
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Tommo
Melbourne, Australia55,376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This street runs parallel to Waikiki Beach and is the main strip of Waikiki.

Along this road are many restaurants, bars, stores(mainly ABC Stores) police station, hotels and a lot more.

In the evening is when this street really comes to life with many tourists and there are many buskers performing.

A really vibrant street.
Written 21 March 2020
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Steve McDonald
Frankston, Australia4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
It’s been over 2 and a half years since I was in Waikiki and coming back now the amount of homeless people has drastically increased. All along the foreshore in the seated shelters are filled with the homeless and in bus shelters and on street corners. The smell of urinate is overpowering and from time to time, council workers will come and hose the area down while attempting to clean it. Many have obvious mental health issues talking to themselves or shouting at empty space, others can be intimidating.

One guy tried to sell me a surf board and when I refused berated an older couple from Austria for several minutes waiting at at crossing. “Just give me $5 man” he kept repeating.

This has spoiled the vibe of Waikiki for me to the point I probably won’t return.
Written 25 December 2019
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