Waikiki InformationFree Things to Do in Waikiki

Free Things to Do in Waikiki - some things in paradise are free :)

 Waikiki Beach

Think Waikiki is your typical run-of-the-mill Hawaiian beach? Think again. Aside from the usual Waikiki activities of swimming, surfing and getting a gorgeous tan, you can also:

Enjoy a beautiful sunset

Waikiki Beach Sunset

Enjoy FREE yet beautful Waikiki sunsets year round, although the best ones are from November to March as the sun sets on the ocean rather than over the mountains.

Have Your Picture Taken With the Duke

Duke statue in Waikiki

Ever dreamed of having your picture taken with a celebrity? Stand near the statue of Duke Kahanamoku on the ocean side of Kalakaua Avenue and have someone else take a snapshot. Okay, so Duke Kahanamoku isn’t exactly a living, breathing person right now, but he was a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming during his lifetime. 


 Enjoy a walk or run along the Ala Wai 

Walk or Jog along the Ala Wai

 The Ala Wai Canal runs along the length of Waikiki. There is a nice walking/jogging path that runs along the Ala Wai. If you are an avid walker or jogger this would a great place to start your morning or get in that evening run. You will also see many of the outrigger canoe clubs practicing their skills. 


Take a Walk in Kapiolani Park(pictured below)

Kapiolani Park

Great Waikiki activities don’t have to be out-of-this-world. Whether you want to take your family out for a nice picnic, or you just want to stretch your legs and go for a run or walk, Kapiolani Park is close by. If you have a sports-oriented family, then you’re in luck: Kapiolani Park has tennis courts, outdoor workout area, basketball courts, soccer, and even archery fields! If you would like to go back in time, check out the enigmatic Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial near the Waikiki Aquarium. 

Kapiolani Park Map


Catch the Friday Night Fireworks

Waikiki Fireworks Friday Night

What better way to cap off your vacation week than watching the skies over Waikiki literally light up on a Friday night in the comfort of your vacation rental? (please, ask us which of our vacation rentals have views of the Friday fireworks) You may also walk down to the beach near the Ala Wai Harbor and behind the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Fireworks are every Friday night at 7:45pm. 

To book your trip and enjoy these Waikiki activities, contact Captain Cook Resorts today. With our help, your Hawaii trip will be an exciting and unforgettable one!