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Honolulu's main shopping avenue.
Kalakaua Ave, Oahu, HI
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Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

Kalakaua is packed with people. If you’re into small towns, and like avoiding the crowds, this is not your place. Resorts, shops, and restaurants line the street, and there are many people walking around. I prefer to be in less crowded areas, but more or...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Bowmanator22
Reviewed June 22, 2019

We spent a lot of time walking along this avenue as it is the heart of Waikiki and took us to the beaches and the hotels. Lots of shopping along the way, very high end.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Going along you can access most of the big hotel complexes lots of shopping centers buses very cheep and trolley buses great transport .

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Dennis W
Reviewed April 23, 2019

If u must visit Waikiki try to avoid peak times...it can get very crowded and congested...avoid if possible my advice🤙🏽🤙🏽🤙🏽

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank blowhole808
Reviewed March 31, 2019

This main old boulevard in Waikiki is not what it was in 1974 when I lived nearby. Like everything else it grew and changed, losing its nostalgic feel. It is more like Hollywood’s Rodeo Drive than touristy road of yesteryear. It is not a casual...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tommy M
Reviewed March 13, 2019

its modern shopping, abs store every block if not two per block, lol beach views, great places to stop for beverages and also just to mingle, a definate place to visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gjsanderson
Reviewed February 25, 2019

This is a very busy main drag in Waikiki. There are many tourists shopping and walking to bars or restaurants. There are many street performers and street vendors next to the shops too. Very lively and crowded street.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 184DonP
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Kalākaua Avenue is a renowned shopping street in Waikiki. Even if you don’t buy anything, you can enjoy window shopping. All major hotels are nearby. So, if you go to Hawai’i, you go necessarily to this shopping area.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kimitakas
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

It is like the main drag of any other big city. Can get crowded. Can be interesting. Endless shops. All kinds of places to eat and drink. The only sad part , is the volume of wandering, lost, lonely souls. Severe mental illness is a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rocketman000
Reviewed January 26, 2019

We liked our hotel (Outrigger Beach Resort) a lot, and we enjoyed the wide variety of shopping and restaurants. BUT, we fell for a slick sales pitch at Oceane. We feel we were misled by a salesman there who did not inform us at all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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July 17, 2018|
Response from Michael_MandM | Reviewed this property |
We always stay at Hilton Hawaiian Village which is about half a mile north of the shopping area. There's lots of good hotels right alongside the main shopping area too, depending on how much you want to spend, such as... More