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    3 Day Weekend - Waikiki, Hawaii Back to all stories

    The Perfect Weekend in Waikiki

    There’s nothing better for summer travel than an adventure to the islands of Hawaii. First up: Oahu’s vibrant neighborhood of Waikiki. This world-famous birthplace of modern surfing is home to great culture (and a little craft beer fun, too). Here’s our perfect itinerary for a fun-packed two or three-day weekend in Waikiki.


    3PM | Cocktails in the Sand at Duke's Waikiki

    The perfect start to your weekend in Waikiki? An afternoon cocktail and apps on the sand (we recommend the Luksosowa potato vodka infused Cucumber Mojito), overlooking the famed Diamond Head at the crowd-pleaser Duke’s. 
    Duke’s at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort; Reservations recommended

    6PM | Live Music under the Stars at Kani Ka Pila Grille

    After freshening up, head over to the newly reopened (and refreshed!) Outrigger Reef to check out the locals-love favorite Kani Ka Pila Grille for the main course—and live Hawaiian music under the stars. 
    Kani Ka Pila Grille, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort; Reservations recommended


    8AM | Custom-roast Coffee at Hawaii’s most Instagrammed Coffeeshop

    For an insta worthy lattes and lots of Aloha vibes, grab your morning coffee at one of the island’s coolest coffeeshops.
    Hawaiian Aroma Caffee, Waikiki Beachcomber

    10AM | Surf (or Sand) at Waikiki Beach

    In Waikiki, it’s great to hit the beach early. Want to learn to ride the waves? Faith Surf School makes it easy. They also have stand-up paddleboarding and outrigger canoe surfing for all kinds of adventuring—or just lounge oceanside by the crystalline waters.
    Faith Surf School, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort 


    7PM | Dive-In Movie at Waikiki Beachcomber

    Make it the perfect relaxing evening after a busy sun-kissed day with a movie night by the pool (think family-friendly classics like "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"). Chill in the hot tub with a bit of bubbly and popcorn or apps from the poolside cafe.  
    Poolside, Waikiki Beachcomber; Inquire at check-in for the latest movie line-up


    6AM | Sunrise Hike at Diamond Head

    For breathtaking panoramic views, this short (but fairly steep) hike up the Le’ahi (a.ka. Diamond Head) volcanic cone is a must. Make sure to arrive early to savor the early-morning stillness—and be able to snag a parking spot.
    Diamond Head State Monument; Recommended to arrive just before park opens at 6AM as parking fills up quickly

    9AM | Learning to Hula

    If you still have a little energy left for hula-ing after your hike, spend your final morning giving this traditional Polynesian dance a try. Outrigger has a range of other cool (free) classes, too—from ukulele lessons to island wood carving and lei making—if you’re able to stay a little longer.
    Hula Class, Waikiki Beach Walk Plaza; RSVP at 

    11AM | Smoothie Bowls at Sunrise Shack

    Replenish after the morning’s adventuring with an organic superfood smoothie bowls and bullet coffee at the super-cute Sunrise Shack. Created by a foursome of pro-surfers and bodyboarders, the Shack is more than just great food; it's definitely an experience (check out their cool merch onsite too).
    Sunrise Shack, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort


    3:30PM | Happy Hour at Maui Brewing Co.

    For a little well-crafted happy hour, pop over to Hawaii’s largest craft brewery just steps from the ocean on the bustling Kalakaua Avenue. Try a Big Swell IPA or the new tequila-based Street Fighter Cocktail.
    Maui Brewing Co., Waikiki Beachcomber; Reservations recommended



    9AM | Breakfast at Hula Grill

    Hula Grill is known for sourcing ingredients straight from the land and sea - and while it's open three meals a day, breakfast happens to be the ultimate treat here. From fresh papaya and local eggs to Acai Bowls and Strawberry Mochi Waffles, there's something for everyone.
    Hula Grill Waikiki, Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort; Reservations recommended

    11AM | Snorkeling at Queen’s Beach

    With 1,200 miles of stunning coral-reef coastline and turquoise waters, snorkeling is a must while in Waikiki. Check out the Marine Life Conservation District on the south end in front of Queen’s Beach to hang out with tropical reef fish like the Humuhumu'ele'ele and black triggerfish.
    Marine Life Conservation District in front of Queens Beach, between the Kapahulu Groin and the Natatorium


    Bonus on way out of town

    For a bonus before you head out of town, swing by the famous statues of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of modern-day surfing (or the King Kamehameha statue a few miles north that's seen in various scenes of Hawaii Five-O).

    Got kids? See our 3 Things Kids Will Love in Waikiki post, too!

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