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Kaka’ako Arts District

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Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

1. Waikiki Trolley Hop-on Hop-off 1, 4 or 7-Day All-Line Pass

Experience Hawaii from Waikiki Trolley. Cruise the streets, see the cliffs of Oahu’s east shoreline from the top of a double-decker or take an air-conditioned minibus up the Pali Highway to the Nu’uanu Pali Lookout. The Waikiki Trolley also takes you to some of the best sightseeing and scenic spots around the southeast part of Oahu. Hike up Diamond Head via the Green Line, or have an unforgettable dolphin experience at Sea Life Park via the Blue Line. And with the Waikiki Trolley’s unique hop-on, hop-off system, the possibilities for planning your stay in Honolulu are limitless. The Waikiki Trolley is a fun way to discover the highlights of Honolulu. Choose which attractions to explore with five different routes and 43 stops that allow you to experience the unique history and beauty of Oahu. Schedules and timetables can be found on Blue Line highlights: Scenic drive around Diamond Head State Monument and the beautiful East Oahu shoreline. Red Line highlights: Drive through historic downtown Honolulu and make time to visit the museums, eat local favorites in Chinatown, and get lost wandering around the wall art district.

Waikiki: Honolulu Night Sky Photo and Light Painting Tour

2. Waikiki: Honolulu Night Sky Photo and Light Painting Tour

Photograph an amazing sunset from the sea-cliffs of East Oahu. After the sunset, venture out to Makapu'u for a breathtaking view of the islands. Watch the waves light up at twilight and see the stars above come to life. Continue the tour to the beach for lessons on how to capture the night's sky through painting and photography. This tour is great for those wanting to capture the beauty of the night's sky. Take advantage of a peaceful and relaxed evening in Hawaii with this activity.

Honolulu: Street Art and Waterfront Hoverboarding Tour

3. Honolulu: Street Art and Waterfront Hoverboarding Tour

Hop on an all-terrain self-balancing hoverboard and explore beyond Waikiki with a small-group guided tour. See the giant murals of Kaka’ako created by some of the world’s best street artists in a yearly event. Cruise along the scenic waterfront park of Kakaako, the naturally beautiful Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, and Ala Wai Yacht Harbor for an unforgettable experience. Meet your guide in Waikiki at the ocean side of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Kahanamoku Lagoon near the outrigger canoes and beachfront food truck. After some instruction and practice, set off with your group effortlessly exploring through miles of beautiful Waikiki and Honolulu. View some of the island’s finest private yachts at Hawaii's largest boat harbor. Take in the natural beauty of the 75-acre Ala Moana Beach Park riding past palm tree groves, man-made lagoons, and many different species of massive "exceptional" designated trees. Hover by the largest outdoor shopping center in the world and the many new stunning ultra-luxury condo highrises. Cruise along the Kaka’ako waterfront beach park past the bodysurfing hotspot, Point Panic, then up to a scenic lookout. Get fantastic views of the west side of the Waianae Range, Aloha Tower, and the cruise ships in the distance. Glide through Kaka’ako’s massive street art murals painted on nearly every warehouse in the up and coming neighborhood. Stop for a photo and ponder the artists’ message, or just enjoy the many talented portraits and colorful cartoons. Take in the unforgettable view of Diamond Head heading back along the Ala Moana boardwalk riding near stand up paddle boarders and swimmers on the half-mile golden sand beach lagoon. Enjoy the beautiful views of Waikiki from Magic Island and see surfers carving up hollow waves at the popular surf break of Ala Moana Bowls.

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What people are saying about Kaka’ako Arts District

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 94 reviews

We had such a great time on this tour with Mac and Clarence! This tour was so much fun! It was a totally unique trip that took us to some magical spots at sunset. We experienced high waves, night sights, cool techniques, and amazing family fun shots. We got 3 generations involved in our photo shoot! The light painting and night photos created great memories for us under the stars. Mac and Clarence created a fun, playful tour for everyone to enjoy with great details about the area, fun music that got everyone singing, and laughter the whole night. Such a great tour with amazing professional photographs to commemorate our night! Just a blast! Highly recommended.

We ended up not "hopping off" at all. We stayed on the same trolleys for the entire rides (Red Line and Blue Line) and enjoyed the info shared by the drivers. We took these rides on the first full day we were on Oahu and they were a great way to familiarize us with what was there and what we wanted to see again.

Great way to see around Honolulu and get your bearings. Ciso driving the red line was fantastic! Sovery funny and informative!

It was a great experience, the driver's were fun and gave a great narrative of the area.

Took my daughter for the activity. We had a great time.