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Kapiolani Park

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Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 3902 Paki Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4525
Phone Number: 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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Quiet in the middle of busyness

Tripped across this after leaving Honolulu Zoo and sat down to rest and recollect ourselves before our next adventure. This is just off Waikiki Beach and really is a quiet place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Murfreesboro, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tripped across this after leaving Honolulu Zoo and sat down to rest and recollect ourselves before our next adventure. This is just off Waikiki Beach and really is a quiet place without the busyness of the main drag off Waikiki. Nice little gem.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very flat park right near Waikiki always has something going on. There are tons of soccer fields ringed by palms and a nice path to take a walk or run on that goes right down past the beach. Really interesting trees as well. It's pretty crowded when there is an event or a weekend, but good for getting out and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is at the end of Waikiki Beach and is next to Kapi'olani Beach Park. It has lots of grassy areas to play soccer and other field sports. Lots of large shade trees.

Thank Kiwi000001
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed this park on my early morning walk...spectacular views of the Waikiki beach and picturesque trees. A great time of day to be around Waikiki.

Thank Ruth S
Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NOT SMALL A big section of parkland takes up the eastern-most 30% of WAIKIKI – from the edge of WAIKIKI’S HOTEL STRIP to the start of the smaller DIAMOND HEAD counterpart. This is known as KAPIOLANI PARK. Trees dominate abt half, grass the rest. 1400m at its longest, 650m wide Waikiki end, 150m across Diamond Head end. THE PEOPLE Every... More 

Thank blackeldo
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is soooo pretty! I was on a run from Waikiki to Diamond Head for some exercise after eating really fatty food for several days. I ran into this park and was captivated by the beauty and the view. There was only a few people hanging out on a weekday, so it was very quiet. I got to sit... More 

Thank Iris W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a California native, but lived in Honolulu for a year in the 70's. Every few years I return and am always drawn to Kapiolani Park at the base of Diamond Head. Honolulu has always been a vibrant if not congested city. Wherever you are, island breezes, birds, and soft air remind you it's okay to slow down! The... More 

Thank Kate M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

A great place to chill out, meet friends and have a picnic . There is a bandstand which has performances.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Kapiolani Park is a must destination at the base of Diamond Head. If you play tennis, there are many courts available. If lucky, you'll see people playing rugby or soccer matches. A beautiful park setting.

Thank Malillysr
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

I start every morning with a walk in Kapiolani Park and it starts my day off perfect. Beautiful flowering trees on one side and the ocean on the other. It's so relaxing.

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