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Kapiolani Park

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Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 3902 Paki Ave., P.O. Box 3059, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815
Phone Number: 808 545 4344
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
Description: Many of Hawaii’s alii (royalty) lived in Waikiki and King Kalakaua...
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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Beautiful Walking Park

This is a large park at adjacent to the Honolulu Zoo. It's a wide expanse on grass and trees ringing the outside. It's wonderful to walk around the park and enjoy the scenery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a large park at adjacent to the Honolulu Zoo. It's a wide expanse on grass and trees ringing the outside. It's wonderful to walk around the park and enjoy the scenery, birds, trees, etc.

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Kapiolani Park is the place to go for gentle walks and shady (or sunny) picnics. It's also a hub for sports, cultural events, entertainment, art festivals, and concerts. -Check their event calendar for the latest.- The park is also home to a mix of Rainbow Shower Trees that explode with color in the summer. It's a wonderful place for a... More 

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Holden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Beautiful, quiet in the middle of busy place. At the end of the hotel line up a nice place to take in a beautiful view. However the homeless seem to have found it also.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Pleasant park. Didn't like the noise at times if you have your blanket near the street. So, go towards the sea. Do like the location, the view of the ocean and Diamondhead.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The best part of Kapiolani park to me was the Banyan Trees that remind me a bit of the evil ship captain in Pirates of the Caribbean. The park is not huge but is some nice green space just south of Waikiki and worth the walk if you are tired of shopping.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Nice to walk along in the morning saw many people walking and jogging in the morning there was even a yoga class going on on the beach Good to see no more tents

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Hemet, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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. We were here for the weekend art fair where local artists sell their craft. Several food booths were there. One had Hawaiian pineapple sausage on a bun which was unique and very tasty.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This park is at the edge of Waikiki beach. Beautiful scenery and is bordered by beautiful trees. Great view of the exterior of Diamond Head. Calm and serene with locals playing and lots of wide open space.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stayed near here and it seems like there is always something going on. I went to an art show one day and another little park jam another day. Plus there is equipment here for people to work out on which is nice.

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Salem, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My husband and I came across this park as we were walking back from Diamond Head. Were trying to catch a trolley back to our hotel the Hilton Hawaiian Village ( never got one and walked the entire way back to hotel). Anyways, we walked around the park and took some pictures of some beautiful trees. Didn't really spend a... More 

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