Oahu Neighborhoods > Waikiki Neighborhood Guide

Every Oahu itinerary should include time in Waikiki on Honolulu’s south shore. You can return over and over again, and there will always be something new to discover!

In the 1700s Waikiki was the setting for one of Hawaii’s most historic battles. During the 1800s Hawaiian Kings and Queens had their summer homes in Waikiki. And by the 1900s landmark hotels, Moana Surfrider and The Royal Hawaiian, were built on the beachfront creating the foundation for what was to become Hawaii’s major tourism hub.

Waikiki is Hawaii’s liveliest resort area, a super fun mix of dining, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, attractions and activities, all within walking distance to one of the best beaches on the plane. This hotspot offers a rare combination, a tropical island vibe with all the modern conveniences of a city. Everyone here is in holiday mode!

The area overflowing with world-class restaurants, has the largest congregation of bars in the state, good coffee is plentiful, live Hawaiian music can be heard throughout venues nightly, water adventures are accessible straight off the sand, there are fantastic opportunities for retail therapy, spectacular sunsets are served up daily, and the town plays host to unique festivals, regular events, parades, and street parties.

The Waikiki Neighborhood Guide, along with the Waikiki Beach Stays website, serves as an essential resource for planning your vacation to Waikiki.

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Image Credit: Waikiki Beach Stays/Ashlee Galea