Situated advantageously on Oahu's south shore, Ala Moana has long served as both a shopping mecca and relaxing weekend picnic spot for tourists and locals alike. Just meander through the open air mall of Ala Moana Shopping Center, and you will quickly understand the warm and inviting nature of island shopping. Just across the street is Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island, which is a long stretch of manmade beach and open park space. Just a little farther down Ala Moana Boulevard toward Downtown is the quickly developing Ward neighborhood. Here, you will find the largest multi-cinema theater on the island, as well as loads of restaurants and shops.