Located just minutes away from the Pagoda Hotel is Ala Moana Beach Park – a favorite among locals and visitors alike. This 100-acre park offers large grassy areas, restrooms, showers, concession stands, a music pavilion, tennis courts and picnic areas. Enjoy wonderful views of Diamond Head, the city skyline, and gorgeous sunsets. With a calm, lapping shoreline and plenty of space to layout on the sand, this is the perfect location for an awesome beach day.
Within short walking distance from the hotel is Honolulu’s premier shopping destination, Ala Moana Center. With 4 levels of retail shops, options abound in this popular open-air mall. Visit local retailers like Hawaiian Island Creations and Na Hoku, or popular department stores like Macy’s and Nordstrom. After a day of shopping, enjoy one of the many dining options including the international Food Court, California Pizza Kitchen, and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., or catch live music at the popular Mai Tai Bar. In addition to Ala Moana Center, the hotel is conveniently located across from Ross’ Dress for Less and Walmart. Your shopping needs are covered, no matter what you’re looking for!
Located in historic downtown Honolulu is the former official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy. Built in 1882, the palace and grounds have a sacred history. Purchase tickets in the Iolani Barracks on the Palace Grounds, or call ahead to make a reservation. Children under 5 are not admitted.
Just a short drive from the Pagoda Hotel is the lively downtown district, Honolulu’s center of government, business, and the arts. Take a stroll through Hawaii’s history at the State Capitol, Washington Place (the governor’s mansion), Honolulu Hale (Honolulu’s City Hall), Iolani Palace, the statue of King Kamehameha, and Kawaiahao Church. Evenings you can join in the vibrant nightlife and unique dining options.
For those who aren’t afraid to get wet, the best way to see the waves is to catch one off Waikiki Beach! Legendary surfer, Duke Kahanamoku, made Waikiki famous for surfing. With its protective bay and mellow waves, Waikiki Beach remains one of the most desired places to surf. Take a lesson and you’ll up on a board in no time!
Set sail on one of Waikiki’s most popular outdoor activities. A catamaran cruise is a great way to spend some time in the open water taking in views of Diamond Head, sipping on a Mai Tai, and sunbathing. Some catamarans offer snorkeling right off the boat, whale watching, or fishing.