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Kapiolani Park

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Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4525
Phone Number: +1 808-545-4344
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Many of Hawaii’s alii (royalty) lived in Waikiki and King Kalakaua selected...

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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Nice Park

We regularly visited this park as you have a great view of Diamond Head and it is a large open space where some people were having picnics

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We regularly visited this park as you have a great view of Diamond Head and it is a large open space where some people were having picnics

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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Average park but it was a good walk on an overcast, sprinkly day when the beach was not an option. It has some lovely trees with odd trunks, nice view of Diamond Head. Worth a walk if you are sick of the beach but don't want to go too far

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kapi'olani park is a mainstay in urban Waikiki/Honolulu. Everyone goes there for something eventually and many locals spend 1-3 days there a week. It's a great place to jog, play frisbee, kickball, have a picnic, practice yoga or any number of other activities. It's right across the street from the beach too so you can take a dip after working... More 

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Mililani, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those park where you can do literally everything. There are always activities going on. People have soccer practice and games there. On weekends you will see people play rugby and depending on the time of year, there are many different fairs that goes on at the park. I like the place as it's great for jogging.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to visit and capture one's thoughts. Stunning parkland which is pleasant to visit in its tranquillity and peacefulness.

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Kailua, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This could be the most peaceful spot in Waikiki. It's at the far Diamond Head side of Waikiki, not far from the zoo. I enjoyed it. Not crowded at all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Again another park close to all Waikiki surroundings. Good for a long stroll around the park and soaking up the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Big trees to sit under and have something to eat. At the end of the Waikiki Strip so away from the usual touristy things (especially on the week days). People doing Yoga & Tai Chi. Great space for relaxing between big shopping days!

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Located at the west end of Waikiki Beach, it is a huge park with numerous soccer fields, The Waikiki Shell and a great view of Diamond Head. Nice place to come relax after taking in the zoo or aquarium.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

If you are in Waikiki and just want a relaxing place to sit and enjoy a good Kona coffee this is it. Just sometimes be ready for a Hawaii 5-0 taping to take place.

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