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Kapiolani Park

Address: 3902 Paki Ave., P.O. Box 3059, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
Phone Number: 808 545 4344
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Waikiki and Diamond Head Segway Tour
Ranked #23 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Many of Hawaii’s alii (royalty) lived in Waikiki and King Kalakaua selected a 300-acre track of land at the base of Diamond Head for a public park in 1867. Today, it is a gathering place that thrives with walkers, runners, tennis enthusiasts and picnickers. Grab lunch on Kalakaua Avenue and enjoy it in one of the shaded picnic areas scattered around this colorful park.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Kapi'olani Park is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. If you can stake out some space under a tree, it's a beautiful place to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon. There are also tons of festivals, craft fairs, and special events happening here all year round.The Waikiki Shell amphitheater is here and a stage where there are often hula... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you're staying in Waikiki, this park has a much nicer beach than those in the hotel zone. It also has changing rooms and showers, great for maximizing beach time on your last day.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We walked right down the beach from central Waikiki and were glad of the restful shaded area in which to have our picnic lunch. This is a really nice park with plenty to do, or just do nothing. Well worth a trip out.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great park right in the Waikiki area. Kapiolani park sits at the end of Kakakaua Ave right at the foot of Diamond Head Crater. Wonderful view. It has plenty of parking, beach access, band stage, bathrooms a zoo, natatorium, aquarium, & The Waikiki Shell amphitheater. Huge park has plenty of room for picnickers. We were there on... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great park if you can get parking. Come early. Great to have a big family get together, or just run it out to Diamondhead and back. Small exercise stations, and bathrooms.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Here is a sooooo nice place to go for just taking a walk, being relaxed lying down on the grass, jogging or cycling! ;) You can enjoy huge trees' energy and so great sun shine every day! On Independence Day this year, I bought 2 bicycles one for myself and one for my Hawaiian fiance. And we started cycling to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The park is a beautiful place to go for a run, jog, walk, or picnic. I love getting in a morning run and workout at the park, there are pull up bars and various things in place to get a full body workout in outdoors.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This park is very close to our hotel and within easy walking distance. We love the huge kapok and banyan trees, something we can't see back in the Midwest. You can walk the beach here and see surfers and swimmers and families who tailgate at the beach. The zoo and a bandshell are here. For us, there are lots of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This is a good area to walk, nice grassy park and close to the zoo and diamond head. You see people run and exercise throughout the park. On Weekends I have attended art and craft markets at the park. It is a very easy walk from central Waikiki to the park.

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Portage, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to go for a run when staying in Waikiki. You get to run past the beautiful beach, past the aquarium, zoo and the historic natatorium. The scenery is great. In the morning, you see people heading out to surf before work. It's also easy to get to Diamond Head Road and run along... More

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