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Kapiolani Park

3902 Paki Ave., P.O. Box 3059, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808 545 4344
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As featured in 3 days in Honolulu
Ranked #25 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Beaches
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Walking
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... more » 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. « less
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A good place to take a morning walk or afternoon stroll. It's only a few minutes walk from Waikiki beach. You get a nice view of Diamond Head. There's also the zoo nearby and the Waikiki Shell where they have musical concerts.

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was surprised to go back and see that the local artists now consist of not many hand made items, and the ones that are, are excessively priced, no one is going to pay $450 USD for a shell necklace. Or $48 for a small Hawaiian doll made of straw, first market I have ever been to and bought nothing.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

close to the action green space used for many activities as well as just wandering through the lovely open green space. I wouldn't go out of my way but if in the area a lovely spot to rest or enjoy an event.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great space really nice to relax off the beach. Good for walks, gems or to sit and read. Nice to find a big open space like this.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I give this park an excellent rating because it is a beautiful park yes, but it also encompasses so many things. I have to say first though, for the visitors that right now there is "renovations" going on where new parking is being built and some work is being done, so it makes it slightly less lovely and a little... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Asides from its proximity to Waikiki Beaches, restaurants and Hotels, Kapiolani Park hosts "Art on the Zoo Fence" every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. There are some great exhibits and artists selling their creations there....all of which have an Island flair and inspiration. Of course, as some reviews have stated there are squatters and homeless in a lot... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This park is a pleasant treat in very busy Waikiki . Usually on weekends there is an art festival or craft fair going on. The Honolulu zoo is also part of this park. The beautiful banyan trees are amazing.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Kapiolani Park is very beautiful with the lush vegetation, trees, views to Diamond Head and to the mountains further back from Waikiki. The fountains are very beautiful and peaceful. We recommend a walk from Waikiki to Kapiolani Park - which is only about 15 minutes - best times are early in the morning of early in the evening to avoid... More

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