Waikiki Oceanfront Stroll
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Waikiki Oceanfront Stroll is a paved path beside the water that takes you in front of the grand hotels. Unfortunately it's an intermittent path, so sometimes you are on the sand. This makes it impossible to do with a stroller. But it's wonderful for a romantic walk with your lover or a solo walk at sunset. Along the way you will see the waves splashing on the shore, notice tropical flowers, and most of all, hear soothing Hawaiian music playing live on the patios of the best hotels. Nothing could be better than walking along at sunset, feeling the warm soft breeze, and hearing the music float by.
If you park at the zoo you can make a long walk of this. You'll walk along Kalakaua Ave at first, past landscaped rock waterfalls and hanging baskets of flowers, and the Waikiki Ocean Swimming Pool. Once you get to Duke Kahanamoku Statue Beach you can hit the sand and begin the truly oceanfront part of this walk. Walk in front of the gorgeous Moana Surfrider, noticing its huge Indian Banyan tree that covers the whole front patio. Continue past Duke's Canoe Club- hear the happening bar scene, and the pink Royal Hawaiian Hotel- what a delighful sight! Dip your toes in and feel how warm the ocean is here! Walk the paved raised path beside the Sheraton Waikiki. Listen to the music. Continue on the beach. You come to a paved path again once you get to the Hale Koa Hotel. Here you can hear more wonderful live music coming from their pool area. Rest under a palm tree on the fine white sand for a minute. Continue all the way to the Hilton Hawaiian Village lagoon and you have reached the end of Waikiki! Turn around and make your way back.
You could also start this walk as far east as the promenade in front of the Waikiki Aquarium if you want a very long walk.
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Park at the zoo to take this whole walk. The zoo is located on the corner of Kapahulu Ave and Kalakaua Ave. The parking lot is off of Kapahulu Ave, and costs about $1 an hour. There are parking meters you can pay with credit card.
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|How many times have I walked this beach!|
|looking forward to seeing the sunrise tomorrow morning after a night out :)|
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