1. Sunset Dinner Cruise
Experience the best of Oahu on this sunset dinner cruise. Savor a 5-course surf ‘n turf meal as you take in the sparkling night lights of Waikiki and the last rays of sunlight basking Diamond Head as you sail along Oahu’s coast. Live entertainment celebrating Hawaiian culture rounds out this perfect evening.
2. Take Part in a Traditional Luau
Luaus are popular Hawaiian events that feature a variety of traditional entertainment, food and activities. If you’re visiting Oahu, be sure to check out the Paradise Cove Luau. They have a delicious traditional Hawaiian cuisine buffet as well as fun activities! As you watch their hula dancers move to the rhythm, you can also participate on how to make island-style arts. Or, if you’re feeling competitive, join in on some of the ancient Hawaiian games. So come on the west coast of Ko Olina Resort and have a night to remember!
3. Honolulu Zoo Night Tour
The Honolulu Zoo is a great place to explore, and the Twilight Tour offers an exciting way to see it all at night! With a guided 2-hour walking tour, you’ll get to see the exhibits without worrying about crowds. You’ll also be able to see some animals that are only active during twilight hours. While you’re learning about how important it is to preserve wildlife, don’t forget to find out how this zoo helps with endangered species conservation. So, come and join them every Saturday for the Twilight Tour!
4. Go Bar Hopping
Not sure where the best places to drink are in Kaka’ako district, Honolulu? Join a bar-hopping bike tour! This way, you’ll be able to see all of the great bars that Oahu has to offer and avoid any tourist traps. With a knowledgeable guide, you’re guaranteed to have an amazing night out!
5. Stroll Down Kalakaua Avenue
No trip to Honolulu is complete without spending some time on Kalakaua Avenue, the main shopping district in the city. This vibrant strip is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, bars galore and other attractions, making it the perfect place to explore day or night. However, since it’s such a popular tourist spot (aside from Waikiki Beach), expect some crowds. Nevertheless, whether you’re a local or tourist, this strip is definitely worth checking out!
6. Sunset Photo Tour of East Oahu
End your day on a high note with a sunset photography tour. With the help of a guide, you’ll visit places like Hanauma Bay and Makapu’u Lookout for some picturesque views of the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. All you need to bring is your camera and your sweet smile- everything else is guaranteed for this magical experience.
7. Mai Tai Bar at Royal Hawaiian Hotel
As you daydream about your next destination, be sure to include Mai Tai Bar in your itinerary. This bar will transport you to the tropics with their delicious cocktails and bar bites. Situated on Waikiki Beach, it’s the ideal place to watch the sunset with a refreshing drink in hand. Definitely a drink you don’t want to miss – their signature Royal Hawaiian Mai Tai. It’s popular for a reason, and worth every penny.
8. Enjoy Jazz Music at Blue Note Hawaii
Located in the Outrigger Reef Waikiki resort, Blue Note Hawaii is a premier jazz venue that always has an amazing lineup of performers. With a full cocktail menu and delicious bar bites, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy some great music. Whether you’re a fan of established artists or up-and-coming talent, you’ll definitely find something to your taste at Blue Note Hawaii. You’ll definitely have a time of your life with this cozy and inviting bar!
9. Party at Duke’s
Fun-seekers, rejoice! Duke’s Waikiki is the perfect place for anyone and everyone. No matter what you’re looking for in a night out, Duke’s Waikiki has got you covered. From live shows to lounge-worthy drinks, there’s something for everyone at this iconic spot. So whether you’re planning a big night out or just looking to relax with friends, be sure to add Duke’s Waikiki to your list!
10. Go for a Walk on Waikiki Beach
One of the best ways to experience Waikiki is by aimlessly strolling along the shoreline in tranquility. The sound of waves provides a gentle white noise that makes it easy to clear your head, and you can see restaurants and hotel’s lights shining on the water as you walk. For an even more intimate experience, pack some snacks for a picnic under moonlight on the beach! This way, you can appreciate all Waikiki has to offer without being surrounded by crowds.