NileGuide Expert tip:
Parking... If you're staying in Waikiki, stick with valet or hotel parking. Otherwise, check up by the zoo or slightly farther east by the aquarium.
Waikiki is a classic Hawaii beach. From the old school surfer "beach boys," to today's high end shopping and surf lessons, every visit to Waikiki will tell a story of both past and present along with offering a long white sand beach with sun, sand, and surfing.
It's long, full of white sand, crowded with both people and perfect waves, and lined with restaurants, hotels, and surf board rental shops. But it's classic Waikiki! No matter what your style, quiet and secluded, or a busy city person, a visit to Waikiki is a must for any visitor.
It was once the hang out spot of the classic beach boys, the Hawaiian surfers including legend Duke Kahanamoku, is now a busy strip of beautiful sand with shopping, hotels, and today's beach boys, the local guys who give surf lessons.
With Diamond Head at the east end, and waves to the west, Waikiki is a perfect place for a whole day spend in the sun, or a few minutes watching the sunset before a classy dinner.