Kapiolani Park
Kapiolani Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
About
Many of Hawaii’s alii (royalty) lived in Waikiki and King Kalakaua selected a 300-acre track of land at the base of Diamond Head for a public park in 1867. Today, it is a gathering place that thrives with walkers, runners, tennis enthusiasts and picnickers. Grab lunch on Kalakaua Avenue and enjoy it in one of the shaded picnic areas scattered around this colorful park.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Llewellyn53
Melbourne, Australia4,054 contributions
A good sized park located between Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. There are frequently displays, free Hawaiian Band Concerts and today the Waikiki Art Fest, Zoo Wall Art and the Na Hula Festival all on the one day.
Written 7 August 2022
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Denise R
Sydney, Australia29 contributions
Visit here at sunset to take your photos and you will miss all the crowds fighting for space at Waikiki. There is a lovely little cafe there with a great vibe.
Written 3 August 2022
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Alena L
San Diego, CA48 contributions
We found the park by accident. We wanted to see Waikiki Beach and drove past the beach - looking for parking - right into Kapiolani Park where we found a free parking lot. It was too far (for us in our 60’s with bad backs) to walk to Waikiki, so we walked through the park to the nearby Aquarium. The park is just beautiful. Kudos to the Hawaiian government for dedicating this gorgeous piece of real estate to the enjoyment of its people. I have been to many city parks around the world, and this is one of the loveliest ones. And it’s huge. I loved walking through it, seeing the view of Waikiki, the statue of Queen Kapiolani, the banyan trees, people relaxing on the grass and playing ball on the ball fields.
Written 11 June 2022
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Orchidlady14
Durham, NC37 contributions
Just a lovely park to take a quiet stroll and just take in the sights, flowers and ambieance. Just lovely!
Written 18 May 2022
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Sandra H
47 contributions
We always like to walk through the park. The views are great and the trees amazing to see. Often used by families, we felt quite comfortable even walking at night.
Written 31 March 2022
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Anthony D
Boston, MA59 contributions
A scenic and nice park; with a good view of Diamond Head. The park is also close to the Honolulu Zoo; so it's convenient to both the park and the beach.
Written 30 March 2022
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Lengtan67
Kuala Lumpur1,060 contributions
Located not far from Waikiki, in my opinion as I was staying in a hotel on the Kaʻiulani Avenue, a block from Waikiki Beach, is a great escapee from playing tourist and away from other toursits just to spend some free and easy time walking while exploring what the park has to offer or just to chill and watch life pass by slightly away from the hustle and bustle.

Go to end of the park for a great shot of Diamond Head.
Written 3 March 2022
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JMD
7 contributions
I love this park because it's so versatile! Next to the zoo, part of the beach, and many places to picnic on a bench or laying on a blanket. Always room for you! Clean bathrooms too!
Written 24 January 2022
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rickh57
Woodburn, OR367 contributions
We visited this park with some friends for a July 4 picnic.

It is a beautiful park, with plentiful birds. I saw a red-crested cardinal for the first time.

It has large grassy fields and cool trees, including a large banyan tree.
Written 5 July 2021
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Edam4
Honolulu, HI215 contributions
This park across the road from Waikiki Beaches is ideal for family outings. It is expansive and open, great for kite flying, frisbee, sports etc. There are some wide open areas, and some shaded areas. There is a fitness area with monkey bars and pullup bars among other appartus.
Written 30 June 2021
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