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What’s New in Waikiki?

The Ultimate List of Fun Things to Do in Waikiki 

Whether you’re planning your first visit to Waikiki, or you’re a regular, here are some must-visit spots that are brand new or just re-opened!

Waikiki Trolley with palm trees in the background

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See the sights!

The Waikiki Trolley was temporarily closed due to Covid-19, but it’s back! This hop-on, hop-off experience is the most affordable and efficient way to see all the awesome sights Oahu has to offer. The trolley has three lines, so whether you want to go on a scenic coastal ride and visit Diamond Head and Sea Life Park, or you’re interested in seeing the rich culture of Honolulu city and arts district, the Waikiki Trolley has you covered! 

Treat yourself to the best food in Waikiki

lobster sandwiches with Diamond Head in the background

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Donʻt miss the Royal Lobster Grand Opening!

Come try Waikiki’s BEST lobster roll! Royal Lobster is a brand new restaurant that is completely dedicated to letting the lobster shine. Their Simply Butter’d Lobster on brioche and Fresh Lobster Salad wonʻt let you down. Royal Lobster is a perfect grab and go option to take to the beach, or you can sit down for lunch at one of their quaint cafe tables. You can even order curbside pickup on their website!


Onion volcano

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Try the Best Japanese Food in Hawaii at Tanaka of Tokyo

Looking for dinner experiences? Tanaka is voted Hawaii’s Best Japanese Restaurant! On top of serving up top-tier seafood and steak, Tanaka of Tokyo’s master teppanyaki chefs also provide an incredible, interactive show (we see you, onion volcano!). We recommend calling to reserve a table in advance, but they also accommodate walk-ins!


drinks overlooking waikiki beach and royal hawaiian hotel

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Get the most of out of your rooftop dining experience

With stunning views of the pacific ocean and downtown Honolulu, it would be a shame not to take advantage of Waikiki’s amazing location. Enjoy a drink and delicious food on the rooftop at Sky Waikiki Raw & Bar, or Búho cantina y cocina. Sky is our favorite destination for happy hour and fresh seafood, and Búho’s modern Mexican bites are to die for!

Shop your heart out

Too cloudy for a beach day in Hawaii? Shopping is the perfect rainy day activity in Waikiki! Pick up an awesome new outfit to wear on your next excursion, or some souvenirs to help you remember your trip.


hand holding flowers on the beach

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Find gorgeous handmade Hawaiian Jewelry at Lono God of Peace 

Lono’s store was closed due to the pandemic, but now their doors are open! We promise you’ll find the beautiful piece you’re looking for. The best part? Lono is offering up to 50% off select pieces. Hurry and take advantage of this deal! Head to Lono God of Peace on Kalakaua to find the perfect piece for you or someone special.


hands holding up bags with buildings and palm trees

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Pick up gifts for your family and friends at Hamilton Boutique

There’s a new boutique on the famous corner of Kalakaua and Seaside. Pick up the perfect souvenir for yourself, or to take home for your family and friends. From accessories to collectibles, their boutique is filled with beautiful gifts at affordable prices. Find something special for the whole family at Hamilton Boutique!

For more information on how to visit, and for even more things to do in Waikiki, visit waikikishoppingplaza.com/shopping/


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