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Ala Moana Beach Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

1. Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

Find more in Hawaii than just the sights, and board the Waikiki Trolley and take in the soaring mountains that meet the sea to all the historic landmarks, including shopping and dining. Make the choice yours. Board the breathtaking Blue line, called the Coastline/Diamond Head Line. Find yourself at Diamond head, a natural landmark of Hawaii and explore through the Kalanianaole Highway. This place is famous for its rugged cliffs and dramatic ocean scapes. On the Red Line, learn of Hawaii's rich cultural past all the way to the modern present. Hawaii has its own story to tell for anyone interested in listening. Travel through the cultural and historical history, from the time of kings and queens through its importance in WWII and even the cultures that influence it to this day. If you're looking for some iconic shopping and dining, board the Pink Line and find the epicenter of the Pacific. Delight in Asian cuisine mingling with popular American comfort food, high-end fashion alongside popular streetwear that suits everyone's comfort and style. You can find all these throughout Waikiki, but your Hawaiian vacation isn’t complete without a visit to Ala Moana Center–Hawaii’s Center–where all things shopping and dining collide into a truly Hawaiian experience. So much so that Ala Moana isn’t just for visitors–it’s a popular shopping mall for locals as well.

Honolulu: Street Art and Waterfront Hoverboarding Tour

2. Honolulu: Street Art and Waterfront Hoverboarding Tour

Hop on an all-terrain self-balancing hoverboard and explore beyond Waikiki with a small-group guided tour. See the giant murals of Kaka’ako created by some of the world’s best street artists in a yearly event. Cruise along the scenic waterfront park of Kakaako, the naturally beautiful Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, and Ala Wai Yacht Harbor for an unforgettable experience. Meet your guide in Waikiki at the ocean side of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Kahanamoku Lagoon near the outrigger canoes and beachfront food truck. After some instruction and practice, set off with your group effortlessly exploring through miles of beautiful Waikiki and Honolulu. View some of the island’s finest private yachts at Hawaii's largest boat harbor. Take in the natural beauty of the 75-acre Ala Moana Beach Park riding past palm tree groves, man-made lagoons, and many different species of massive "exceptional" designated trees. Hover by the largest outdoor shopping center in the world and the many new stunning ultra-luxury condo highrises. Cruise along the Kaka’ako waterfront beach park past the bodysurfing hotspot, Point Panic, then up to a scenic lookout. Get fantastic views of the west side of the Waianae Range, Aloha Tower, and the cruise ships in the distance. Glide through Kaka’ako’s massive street art murals painted on nearly every warehouse in the up and coming neighborhood. Stop for a photo and ponder the artists’ message, or just enjoy the many talented portraits and colorful cartoons. Take in the unforgettable view of Diamond Head heading back along the Ala Moana boardwalk riding near stand up paddle boarders and swimmers on the half-mile golden sand beach lagoon. Enjoy the beautiful views of Waikiki from Magic Island and see surfers carving up hollow waves at the popular surf break of Ala Moana Bowls.

Oahu: Grand Circle Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

3. Oahu: Grand Circle Island Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

With an app that functions as your guide, audio tour, and map all in one, explore Oahu and the vibrant city of Honolulu that offers a little bit of everything, from lush greenery to the most stunning beaches in the world. Cruise around this tropical paradise, hike its best trails, and learn about its incredible conflict-strewn history, all from the comfort of your own vehicle. As an added perk, enjoy animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms, along many of the tour stops. After downloading the tour app (download instructions sent via email after booking), start your Oahu adventure at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial where you’ll begin to learn about the unexpected history of Honolulu. Next is Aloha Tower, one of the city’s most iconic attractions. Continuing on, see Iolani Palace, the extravagant former home of Hawaii’s monarchs, as well as a statue of King Kamehameha the Great. The first beach on the Oahu tour is Ala Moana Beach, a pristine stretch of sand that was once used for something else entirely. Then, visit Waikiki Beach, where surfing superstar Duke Kanahamoku got his start before he transformed the world of surfing forever. Leaving the beaches for a moment, get an up-close look at Diamond Head State Park, an enormous volcanic crater and Hawaii’s most popular park. Head toward the volcanic China Walls next, where you’ll hear the dramatic tale of Kamehameha’s rise to power and his rival, Kalanikūpule, who was willing to do the unspeakable to take control for himself. At the Hanauma Bay Lookout, find some of the most spectacular views; be sure to have your camera at the ready. For a less crowded spot, follow the route to the next lookout, which most visitors miss. After passing some seriously scenic shoreline, spot Rabbit Island just off the coast and learn about the utterly failed rabbit farm that once operated here. Then come to Waimānalo Beach, the perfect stop for anyone seeking a little seclusion. As you approach the town of Kailua, hear a dramatic account of the Battle of Nu’uanu. If you’re a kayaker, you won’t want to miss Kailua’s beach. Up next, catch a glimpse of the last remaining Heiau on Oahu. These ancient temples were deeply sacred to the Hawaiians and still hold a great deal of significance today. Find a trail to one of Oahu’s famous waterfalls. If you’re craving more nature, the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden will be just ahead, offering a staggering 400 acres of carefully cultivated flora. You might not expect a huge Buddhist temple in Hawaii, but that’s the next stop! After checking out the Byodo-In Temple, reach the Kualoa Ranch that’s become a Hollywood favorite. Wildlife enthusiasts will love what comes next: a huge wildlife refuge and Turtle Beach, frequented by the enormous Hawaiian green sea turtles. Then, head to Sunset Beach, the perfect spot to catch the day’s final rays of light. Later, head to the historic Dole Plantation, where the tour concludes.

Oahu: Hoverboard Tour of West Waikiki & Ala Moana

4. Oahu: Hoverboard Tour of West Waikiki & Ala Moana

Your tour will begin as you climb aboard your hoverboard at the ocean side of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Kahanamoku Lagoon. You will glide past the popular local surf break Ala Moana bowls, and view some of the islands finest private yachts at Hawaii's largest boat harbor. Next, take in the natural beauty of the 100-acre Ala Moana Beach Park, where you will ride past palm tree groves, man made lagoons, and many different species of massive "exceptional" designated trees. On the developed side of the park, you'll hover by the largest outdoor shopping center in the world, and see many new stunning ultra-luxurious condo high rises. You can keep an eye open for the mega-yachts which sometimes frequent Kewalo Basin Harbor, as you cruise along the waterfront with unforgettable views of Diamond Head. You'll see stand-up paddle boarders and swimmers along the half-mile golden sand beach park, as well as beautiful views of Waikiki from Magic Island. You will then hover along the wide Ala Wai canal pathway under exceptional weeping fig trees past the back of the convention center. Next, stop at a statue of the last King of Hawaii, and ride through the expertly landscaped tropical Fort DeRussy Beach Park and Army Museum. You will also glide along the sandy beachfront boardwalk past the Hale Koa Hotel, and much more.

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What people are saying about Ala Moana Beach Park

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 131 reviews

This was one of the best things on our trip. It's so much better than renting a car. Our drivers were great tour guides. This is something that you need to do at the start of your trip so you know where to go and what to do later in your vacation.

Best deal next time I go to Hawaii I won’t rent a car you can do it all with the trolley My driver big Tony and humu where on point don’t now how they found the perfect worker for the job lots of knowledge

The staff handed me a leaflet containing informations on the time of each trolly be their departure or arrival at the base. Drivers are very helpful , they have lits of informations to share to tourists.

I spontaneously bought a 1-day pass for only left and then rode the red and blue ones. Both were great!

Best bang for your buck!!! Hassle free guide to learning the island.