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13 Mar 2024
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Think You've Seen It All in Waikiki? An Itinerary for Return Visitors


Already hiked Diamond Head? Visited Pearl Harbor National Memorial? Whether you have been to Oʻahu twice or two hundred times, there is always something new to discover from cultural excursions to off-the-beaten path natural wonders to speakeasy restaurants. If you've already crossed the top 10 things to do in Waikiki off your list, we invite you to go beyond the iconic attractions and discover these hidden gems and new hot spots. Here's your 4-day itinerary: 


Day 1 


3 p.m. 
Check in at your home away from home, Embassy Suites by Hilton Waikiki Beach Walk. Right now, receive up to 25% off your suite when you book a minimum 4-night stay with our Suite Savings Promotion available for travel dates from now to April 30, 2024.  


5:30 p.m. 
Repeat guests know not to miss the complimentary evening reception where you'll toast to the start of vacation with a Mai Tai or Blue Hawaiʻi cocktail and snack on light bites. 


7 p.m. 
Work on your chopstick skills at The Blue Fish, a new sushi restaurant at Waikiki Beach Walk, just steps from our lobby. Order the signature ahi tower to start!  


9 p.m. 
Stumble upon a speakeasy, the Green Lady Cocktail Room, for an after-dinner drink featuring absinthe. 



Photo Credit: Experience Kilohana Hawaiʻi

Day 2


9:30 a.m. 
Sway to the rhythm of the recently debuted Kilohana Hula Show, a modern reimagining of the classic hula show. It's free to the public and runs Sundays through Thursdays at the Waikiki Shell Amphitheater. 


1 p.m. 
Continue your cultural exploration at Shangri La, the former home of philanthropist Doris Duke, now an oceanfront museum showcasing Islamic art. Tours are available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 


6 p.m. 
Dine in a bustling oceanfront setting at Monkeypod Kitchen, now open just down the street from the hotel. Our suggested order: Taro Ravioli and Poke Tacos which highlight local ingredients. 


Day 3


7 a.m. 
Customize your own omelet at the hotel's complimentary breakfast bar to fuel up for an adventurous day. Tip: try the local favorite, Portuguese sausage! 


9:30 a.m. 
Show your love for the island through a voluntourism excursion. Plant a native tree with the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative at Gunstock Ranch, leaving your legacy for future generations. 


5:30 p.m. 
Take a dip in the hotel pool and relax by listening to local live music at Pakini Bar from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. 


                                                                                      Photo Credit: Pipeline Bakery & Creamery

Day 4 


9 a.m. 
If you love Leonard's Bakery's malasadas, try Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery's version with a perfectly crunchy exterior and fluffy interior, coated with craveable-crunchy sugar. 


11 a.m. 
Check out of your suite, but don't be sad because we know you'll be back again soon. A hui hou (until we meet again)! 


Header image - Photo Credit: Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority / Vincent Lim 

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