Waikiki Beach
May 19, 2021
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Jenny Espinosa

Things to do on Oahu: What’s Close to our Waikiki Hotel?

One of the best things about our Waikiki Hotel is our wonderful location – just steps from all there is to do, see and experience in one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world.

These are unusual times we find ourselves living in, with restrictions being put in place and lifted with little notice, so please be sure to confirm operating hours before visiting any of the attractions or venues mentioned in this article.


In this latest Oahu Travel Blog article, ‘Things to do on Oahu: What’s Close to our Waikiki Hotel?’ – we show you just a fraction of all the best things to do, see and experience just within walking distance or a short Uber ride away.

There is so much to do on the island of Oahu and of course you will want to spend some time exploring the North Shore, Diamondhead Crater, and all the amazing attractions like Dole Plantation, Polynesian Cultural Center and so much more. But for the days when you want to stay close in Waikiki, you’ll find out there is so much to do so close to our Waikiki Hotel.

There are a number of ways to explore Waikiki; Walking, Bike Rental, Trolly, Taxi, Uber or rental car but for this article we’ll focus on the things you can explore within walking distance of our Waikiki Hotel.

Start the day – COFFEE!
If you’re a lover of coffee, you will LOVE all the great Coffee options on Oahu and specifically in Waikiki.

  • Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: 2040 Kūhiō Ave. #1, Honolulu, HI 96815 – Next Door!
  • Kona Coffee Purveyors: International Marketplace, 2330 Kalakaua Ave #160, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Island Gourmet Coffee: 383 Kalaimoku St., Honolulu, HI 96815 – 5 Blocks
  • Brew & Foam: 1909 Ala Wai Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96815 – 5 Blocks
  • Starbucks Reserve: 2255 Kuhio Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815 – 6 Blocks 
  • Maleko Coffee and Pastries: 444 Niu Street, #106, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 3.5 Blocks
  • Brew & Foam Coffee House: 1909 Ala Wai Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 4 Blocks
  • Java Café: 2055 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 4 Blocks
  • Starbucks Coffee: 2169 Kalia Rd #102, Honolulu, HI 96815 - .8 Mile
  • Island Vintage Coffee: 2301 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 - .6 Mile
  • Gorilla in the Café: 2155 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – .6 Mile
  • Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee: 226 Lewers St #154, Honolulu, HI 96815 - .8 Mile
  • Café Glace: 227 Lewers St #115, Honolulu, HI 96815 - .8 Mile

Let’s Shop! If you’re looking to find the best souvenirs, a bargain at a thrift store, luxury items or shopping mall with department stores – you have many options in Waikiki.

  • International Market Place: 2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 5 Blocks
  • Duke’s Marketplace: 5 Dukes Ln, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 7 Blocks
  • Ohana Gift Outlet: 314 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 5 Blocks
  • Macy’s: 2314 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 8 Blocks
  • Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center: 2201 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 6 Blocks
  • Kea’au Shopping Center: 307 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 6 Blocks
  • Luxury Row: 2100 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 3 Blocks
  • ABC Store: 2020 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 1 Block
  • Waikiki Shopping Plaza: 2250 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 5 Blocks
  • Waikiki Beach Walk: 227 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 6 Blocks
  • International Marketplace: 2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 8 Blocks
  • Ala Moana Center: 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814 – 1.1 Miles
  • Aloha Tower Marketplace: 1 Aloha Tower Dr, Honolulu, HI 96813 – 3.1 Miles

Let’s Eat! There are many great restaurants located in Waikiki...here are just a few of the favorites!

  • La Vie – Modern French Restaurant: 383 Kalaimoku St, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 2 Blocks
  • Tommy Bahamas – American style restaurant: 298 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 4 Blocks
  • Hard Rock Café – Rock-n-Roll Themed, American restaurant: 280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 6 Blocks
  • Gyu-Kaku: 307 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 5 Blocks
  • Herringbone Waikiki – Great locally sourced Seafood and cocktails: 2330 Kalakaua Ave #3, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 1 Mile
  • Eggs & Things: 343 Saratoga Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 4 Blocks
  • Yard House – Sports Bar with great American food: 226 Lewers St l148, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 7 Blocks
  • Hula Grill Waikiki – Just great food: 2335 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Cheesecake Factory – Famous chain restaurant known for variety and of course, Cheesecake: 2301 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 1 Mile
  • Denny’s: 205 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 8 Blocks
  • McDonald’s: 2237 Kūhiō Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815 – 6 Blocks
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise – Best Burgers in Waikiki: 2500 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 7 Blocks
  • Duke’s Waikiki – Popular beachfront restaurant: 2335 Kalakaua Ave #116, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 1 Mile
  • Steak Shack: 2161 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 5 Blocks
  • Roy’s Waikiki – Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s fusion restaurant: Next to Embassy Suites, 226 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 6 Blocks

Activities, Landmarks, Attractions & more! Things to do and see Waikiki has so much to do and see including, famous Landmarks, Activities and Attractions – here are some of the most popular within walking distance of our hotel.

  • Waikiki Beach: The most famous beach in the world – 3 Blocks!
  • Duke Kahanamoku Statue: A GREAT photo spot! 9-foot Bronze Statue on Waikiki Beach – 1 Mile
  • Kuhio Beach: 2453 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 1.1 Miles
  • International Market Place: 2330 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 5 Blocks
  • Ty Gurney Surf School: 205 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815 – .5 Miles
  • Atlantis Submarines Waikiki: 252 Paoa Pl, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 5 Blocks
  • Fort DeRussy Beach Park: 2055 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 4 Blocks
  • Don Ho Statue: 2324 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 1 Mile
  • Duke Kahanamolu Lagoon: Beautiful shallow lagoon – 7 Blocks
  • King David Kalakaua Statue: 2050 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 1 Block
  • Honolulu Zoo: 151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815 – 1.4 Miles
  • Ala Wai Canal Fishery – 2 Blocks
  • Waikiki Beach Walk: Open-air 2 level mall with numerous shops, boutiques & restaurants, live events, Hula dancing & concerts - 227 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815 - .5 Miles


This Oahu Travel Blog article, ‘Things to do on Oahu: What’s Close to our Waikiki Hotel?’ includes just a fraction of the best things to do within walking distance of our Waikiki Hotel. There are plenty of options for attractions, activities, shopping venues and restaurants to discover.

If you have any questions about any of the venues included in this guide, please feel free to ask our Concierge for more information. 

Visit our Oahu Visitors Guide for more recommendations for all there is to do, see and experience when visiting Oahu.

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