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Kapiolani Park

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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...more
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3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4523
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not busy, just lovely - great area for families as it has everything, shady trees, swimming beach and a barefoot cafe. Close to everything but away from the busy part of Waikiki Beach.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank happysue_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kapiolani Park has a wide walkway along Waikiki beach, and then along the tree lined street. Makes a nice morning walk. There are also two rock paths/piers onto the water. Beautiful spot to view the sunrise, Waikiki and Diamond Head. Spotted lots of fish as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ArdenW_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Park is spacious and offers room for all kinds of outdoor activities, as well as plenty of shade. There are numerous pathways and there are plenty of parking spaces, if you are driving to get here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keith-B-Robinson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a pleasure walking through the park. Palm trees, and multiple bird species. Picnic tables, washrooms, water fountains. It’s all there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Manya K
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Not much to see really.whats there to see is the diamond head on the top of the mountain.its a typical park. The good thing is that it is right accross the beach so we started walking back home.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Yuri S
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Kapiolani Park is a 300-acre park that is named after Queen Kapiʻolani, the queen consort of King David Kalākaua. It is home to the Waikiki Shell, the Waikiki Bandstand and the Honolulu Zoo. It is located at the East end of Waikiki with Diamond Head...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lwj
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Huge park that includes the zoo - lots of places to sit but an amazing array of wild birds to look at. Bit more interesting than your average sparrow!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Lovely park and had an arts and crafts festival on when I was there so lots of stalls to look round and places to spend your cash! Otherwise nice green area for a stroll.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 24 September 2018

A pedestrian friendly park with lots of open space. The Honolulu zoo at the west end, the beach and Honolulu Aquarium on the ocean side and Diamond Head looking down over everything. Lots of playing fields to kick or throw a ball around.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HonoluluDiverDan
Reviewed 20 September 2018

A nice relaxing park in the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. We rented Biki bicycles from here to explore Ala Moana, Aloha Tower & the Downtown area.

Date of experience: October 2017
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24 March 2017|
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Response from Debra L | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of places you can ask about schedules of events. But the front desk of your hotel should have some of that information and they usually had booklets about the many different tours, etc.
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15 February 2017|
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Response from Moana033 | Reviewed this property |
You will find a few fish around here but nothing terribly exciting. If it's snorkeling you're after - sign up with a private tour (we used OPT) where local guides take you to the best snorkeling places around the island... More