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Waikiki AREA II – Entertainment Hotspot

Where the main Avenues of Kalakaua and Kuhio begin to fork, this area features the Waikiki Beach Walk entertainment precinct.

  • Waikiki Beach Walk, a two-level open-air mall that offers a free entertainment program with weekly activities, markets and live music nightly
  • Free ukulele lessons at The Ukulele Store and great one-of-a-kind local boutiques like Mahina, Noa Noa, Island Sole and more
  • Best access to Fort De Russy Beach Park, a great hangout thanks to its oceanfront grasslands and BBQ grill facilities
  • Includes Luxury Row with lots of high-end stores and T Galleria by DFS, the only tax-free shopping in Waikiki
  • It has Waikiki’s main chemist (pharmacy) called Long’s Drugs incorporating a Minute Clinic (doctor) on-site
  • Home of the Waikiki Shore, Waikiki’s only beachfront condos (apartments)
  • Offers Waikiki’s widest strip of sand at Duke Kahanamoku Beach
  • Lewers Street is dominated by Waikiki’s late-night pubs including Kelley O’Neil’s and Bacchus Waikiki
  • Find one of the best restaurant streets in Waikiki, Beach Walk, with Tommy Bahama’s, Hard Rock Cafe and Bills Hawaii
  • Listen to live Hawaiian music nightly at Kani Ka Pila Grille at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort (re-opening April 2021)
  • Home to Waikiki’s only 24-hour restaurant Denny’s on Lewers Street
  • Everything you need can be found within a short walk
  • For a list of Hotels located in each Waikiki AREA please download the Free Waikiki Map

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