Best Free Things to Do in Honolulu

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Honolulu

Best Free Things to Do in Honolulu

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  • Jacqueline B
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trail is difficult but 100% worth the view! Come early to avoid the heat and crowds. Also don’t follow maps instead park at the baseball fields near by the trailhead start.
    Written 27 May 2024
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  • M3703QA
    Highlands, NC413 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We love this area, although it can be crowded. The sea wall is just an amazing floating area, especially if you have young children.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • priben2015
    Winter Garden, FL25 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rude attendant at parking. Disregarded completely our question and stated they ha e not presence online when we asked the parking fee discrepancy. Parking is $7 and not $5 as it is stated on Google.
    Waterfall and trail were great.
    Written 28 May 2024
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  • Sarah Lake
    San Luis Obispo, CA15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an easy, paved trail that leads to beautiful views of the island. I think the lighthouse is just a small side quest. It is a gradual incline to the top and completely unshaded so be prepared to get a little hot & sweaty. Usually pretty busy, so getting there early is helpful to get better parking. There are no bathrooms at the parking lot so plan ahead.
    Written 3 May 2024
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  • tammyBaltimore_Md
    Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The several times I've been to Honolulu over the years, this was my 1st visit. I walked from downtown which is quite a walk mainly uphill if you're fit but took the Bus back.
    Definitely a moving place to visit especially if you had family who served.
    The visitor center is nice, with helpful staff and bathroom.
    Then you walk or drive up hill until you see the vast area, with the memorial, halls, small chapel and mausoleums.
    Nice views of the ocean and Diamondhead from below and afar.
    Definitely worth a visit, around 2 miles from cruise port.
    Written 22 April 2024
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  • Jonnyjubb
    Rayleigh, UK224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came across this museum on one of walks and made a point of coming back to it. Spent a very informative hour in here. Very well laid out, with interesting artefacts and relevant descriptions. Add in that this was free to get into and it’s well worth a visit.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • tammyBaltimore_Md
    Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tons of shops from Target to high end, very nice and huge mall to explore for hours if you like.
    Not too far from Waikiki beach.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Stay291750
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The selection of restaurants available is very good, parking is usually ample and reasonably priced with validation.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • rjbeach
    Canby, OR2,563 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best view of Honolulu from Diamond Head in the east to past the airport to the west. It is about a 15-20 minute drive from Waikiki. We went there after hiking up to Manoa Falls.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • tammyBaltimore_Md
    Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very long walk along Waikiki beach, so much to see and do, tons of shops, eateries,hotels, and of course the famous beach.
    Written 21 April 2024
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  • Marcia N
    Philadelphia, United States54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place to escape the crowds in Waikiki. Main trails are marked and pretty well maintained. The other trails are not and very rough/muddy/rocky but pretty. Main trail to waterfall is rocky and slippery in places. Recommend hiking boots for sure.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Suitcasesister
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whenever we are staying in Waikiki we attend service. Everyone was warm and welcoming. The music is very uplifting. All are welcome.
    Written 16 May 2024
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  • Randy C
    Milwaukee, WI262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful peaceful setting for site seeing or a quiet walk any time or at sunset. My wife and completely enjoyed the place.
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • Chris Pouliot
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed visiting the beach here, there were a few places for shade and the waves were impressive. The edge of the shore is a bit rocky, but afterwards once you're in it's fine. Well worth the time!
    Written 5 August 2023
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  • Stephanie
    Philadelphia, PA260 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Most of the stores here are high end places that you can basically find in any major city in the world (think Hermes, Fendi, etc.). However, there are a few shops here that sell only local artists creations. I would recommend going here for that reason alone!

    It is also a good spot to get traditional shave ice and admire the light decorated palm trees.
    Written 25 April 2024
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