Activities & Services

From secluded speakeasies to desert drives, learn new skills and immerse yourself in local culture. Every experience is vetted for quality, and you don’t need to book a home to take one.



Services Nearby



  • Starbucks two blocks away
  • Knots Coffee Roaster one block away
  • Island Vintage Coffee seven blocks away
  • Kona Coffee Purveyers four blocks away
  • Honolulu Coffee seven blocks away
  • Seattle’s Best five blocks away

Chain Restaurants

  • Cheesecake Factory six blocks away (always busy)
  • Chili’s five blocks away
  • Denny’s just across the street
  • PF Changs nine blocks away

High-end Restaurants

  • Hy’s Steakhouse one block away
  • Sansei Sushi two blocks away
  • Morimoto three blocks away
  • Mahina & Sun’s twelve blocks away
  • Sushi Sho fourteen blocks away
  • Arancino’s Italian food three blocks away
  • Alan Wong’s (cab ride) for excellent Pacific Rim cuisine and local touch (Former President Obama favorite)
  • Roy’s Waikiki 


  • Subway two blocks away
  • Burger King three blocks away
  • McDonald’s four blocks away
  • Taco Bell, Popeye’s  six blocks away

Ethnic & Local

  • Ono Hawaiian food six blocks away
  • Leonards Bakery for malasadas eight blocks away
  • Rainbow Drive-in five blocks away (a President Obama favorite)
  • Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese food four to seven blocks away

Drinks with a View

  • Lulu’s two blocks away across from beach
  • Dukes six blocks away on the beach
  • Royal Hawaiian Hotel six blocks away on the beach
  • Hau Tree Lanai five blocks away on the sand
  • Tiki’s and similar rooftop restaurants across street from beach three blocks away

Shopping Areas

  • Waikiki strip
  • Ala Moana Mall (every bus goes there)
  • Ward Center and Ward Warehouse (movies, restaurants and shopping area)
  • Kahala Mall (cab ride) where the residents go (movies, restaurants, shopping)


  • Safeway eight blocks away
  • Times six blocks away, marked up especially for tourists
  • ABC stores everywhere; small items only

The Obvious

  • Honolulu Zoo across the street
  • Honolulu Aquarium three blocks away
  • Diamond Head Crater Park twelve blocks away (cab or bus recommended)
  • Waikiki Shell three blocks away (special concerts and events)

The Less Obvious

  • Waikiki Community Center — Two blocks away and lots of interesting activities going on. Very inexpensive.
  • Diamond Head lookout – It was the main lookout when the national television covered the tsunami in 2011.
  • Waikiki Library – Not overly impressive, but very close.
  • Don Quixote (bus ride) — Japanese version of a department store with a food court. A cultural experience.
  • Hula Shows – Free hula performances at dusk on most nights in various places.
  • Fireworks – Hilton Hawaiian Village has a 15-minute fireworks show on most Fridays at about 8pm. Nice view from the beach.
  • If you have a car, try Tantalus Drive circle for nice views.

Tour Buses – pickup one block away

  • Pearl Harbor and Battleship Missouri
  • Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Helicopter tours
  • Island tours


  • Ala Wai Golf Course three blocks away
  • Diamond Head Tennis Center five blocks away
  • Kapiolani Tennis Courts three blocks away
  • Surf lessons one block away or five blocks away
  • Hike up the inside of Diamond Head Crater
  • Jogging trail around Kapiloani Park across the street
  • If you have a car, there are lots of beautiful hiking trails 10-20 minutes away




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