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Kapiolani Park

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Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 3840 Paki Ave, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4525
Phone Number:
+1 808-545-4344
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:30
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 for a picnic

Stopped and had a picnic here one day. Plenty of parking, shade, and benches. Nice breeze felt from Waikiki beach...ahhhhh! That's how picnics should be!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2012
Michelle G
San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2012

Stopped and had a picnic here one day. Plenty of parking, shade, and benches. Nice breeze felt from Waikiki beach...ahhhhh! That's how picnics should be!

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Kapiolani park and beach is not as full as Waikiki and therefore more relaxing. They often hold events there - we experienced the Okinawa festival which was quite a trip indeed

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2012

Kapiolani Park is expansive. It is possible to reach the park from most Waikiki hotels. You can also walk, jog, or exercise around the park. You can have a picnic there and use your hibachi. Great place to "people watch" and there are often soccer and other group activities to view. Location is excellent, as possibility of rain and showers... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

This was the site of the Hawaiian Royal Horse Racing Track and offers fantastic beaches, beautiful views of Diamond Head, local festivals, the Honolulu Zoo and Aquarium and "Art on the Fence" on Saturdays. It's a great place to just walk through or make a destination. Very popular on weekends, especially holiday weekends with the locals for cookouts. Less crowded... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

This is on the south end of Waikiki. It's another great park to go running, or take in a concert. On weekend they have locals selling their artwork and crafts. Another big bonus is the Honolulu Zoo is right there. A lovely well kept zoo. It's gotten better over the years. The Aquarium is right across the street. Plus a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

Kapiolani Park at the end of Waikiki has so many things to offer for locals and Visitors alike. One can spend all day there and nearby from having fun watching a Movie on the Beach on certain weekends (for free) engaging in any kind of sports from jogging, to Soccer even Archery. There are Groups doing anything from meditation to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

On the east end of Waikiki, the band shell looks like it would be nice to attend and the beach adjacent to the park is much more low key and quieter. Also, it's adjacent to Diamond Head national monument, only a ~2 mile walk to the entrance! The zoo is adjacent to the park as well! and an aquatic center!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

One of my favorite park. It's huge and you can always find a quiet place. If you feel like, there's also always to watch: a kid's football game, a japanese marriage, a luau or all kind of people. Trees are magnificent and it's feels like you could meet princess Kapiolani...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

A great spot for taking good pictures. very accessible and also good for quiet, relaxing leisurely strolls

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

We stayed across from the park and walked around it everyday. Lovely to see so many healthy outdoor activities going on, soccer games, fitness groups, joggers, walkers, Tai chi etc. A great place for a run in the morning or evening and for people watching.

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