GUEST BLOG: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki - Our Guide For Visitors 

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Aloha ‘Ohana!

We’re Shoreline Hotel Waikiki, a tropicool boutique hotel located one block from the beach in the heart of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. We’re so lucky that we get to call the island of Oahu our home and be central to where all the fun is.

If you are planning a visit to Oahu and wondering what’s good in our neighborhood - we’ve rounded-up some of our favorite places to eat, things to do and sights to see on the island! 

ATTRACTIONS

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor National Memorial is one of the most historically significant locations in the United States and receives more than 1.5 million visitors each year. There is no entry fee for the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and no ticket is required to see the museums, but a ticket is required for free entry into the USS Arizona Memorial.

Haleiwa Town

The quaint little town of Haleiwa (pronounced: hah-ley-ee-vah) Hawaii lies smack in the middle of world-famous North Shore, Oahu. Many restaurants, surf shops, art galleries and souvenir shops cater to a steady stream of beach-goers.

Botanical Gardens

The Foster Botanical Gardens, one of the five botanical gardens on Oahu, is located on the edge of downtown Honolulu and home to the country’s largest collection of tropical plants, including palms, heliconia and orchids.

Waimea Valley

Rich in Hawaiian history and cultural sites nestled in a stunning botanical garden, experience more than 5,000 botanicals along a paved path to the 45-foot waterfall dating back to 600 years. There is a small entry fee, which goes to preserving the botanical and cultural features of the area.

Iolani Palace

Built in 1822 and fully restored, this mansion is the only royal palace in the United States. It was once the official residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs, King Kalakaua and Queen Liliʻuokalani.

Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve

This 4,000-acre private nature reserve is where Jurassic Park, Godzilla, Pearl Harbor and the site of more than 70 other movies filmed! The stunning destination offers adventure-driven excursions such as jungle expedition tours, ATV’s, horseback riding, guided tours and more and considered one of the most memorable things to do in Oahu.

BEACHES

Diamond Head Beach Park

  • Ala Moana Beach Park
  • Diamond Head Beach Park
  • Lanikai Beach
  • Waimea Bay
  • Sandy Beach
  • Leahi Beach Park
  • Makapu’u Tide Pools

COFFEE

ARVO - Offering amazing blends and super avocado toast, Aussie style and Vegemite and all.

Island Vintage Coffee - Locally sourced, seasonally inspired - providing the finest gourmet 100% Kona coffee for coffee lovers around the world!

Kona Coffee Purveyors - Located at The International Marketplace and just a four-minute walk from Shoreline Hotel Waikiki - Honolulu-based artisan Kona coffee roasters offers an assortment of hand-crafted espresso and coffee beverages.The flagship cafe is a collaboration with San Francisco's James Beard 2018 Outstanding Baker b. patisserie where the pastries are produced and baked on-site daily!

DRINKS

Encore Saloon

Kona Brewing Hawaii

La Mariana Sailing Club

Rum Fire

The Edge Of Waikiki

HIKING

MAKAPU’U TIDE POOLS

Makapu’u Tide Pools

The hike down to Makapu’u Tide Pools is a steep, intermediate to difficult scramble so this isn’t a great one for kids (or anyone that is afraid of heights), but once you arrive at the bottom there are natural pools that are perfect for swimming and even a blow hole. It is advised to only swim during low tide and be careful of big waves – they can be dangerous.


Lanikai Pillboxes

A scenic and short strenuous hike, head up to old bunkers that overlook the spectacular Windward Oʻahu, the Mokulua Islands and Lanikai Beach!


Three Peaks of Olomana

Located in Kailua, this trail is rated as difficult with an elevation gain of over 1,643 feet. The terrain is narrow and rugged with steep drop-offs on either side and many areas only passable with the aid of ropes. This hike has views that are second-to-none and an epic adventure, but recommended for experienced hikers.


Lulumahu Falls

Tucked away off Pali Hwy., go on an adventure hike through a bamboo forest and river to Lulumahu Falls - recommended for hikers with moderate experience.

POKE

Nico’s Pier 38 - Fish market offers many types of poke, sashimi platters, fresh fish fillets, home smoked fish, local products like Nico's own bottled dressing and dips, and beer and wine.

Ono Seafood - no-frills, fresh poké and combo bowls. A favorite among locals!

Foodland - locally owned grocery retailer serving up a variety of Poké, one of the supermarket best sellers!

SPAM® MUSUBI

Musubi & Bento IYASUME - A few steps from our hotel on Seaside Ave., this small grab-and-go shop offers 23 kinds of SPAM® Musubi options and small bento boxes! Other shops located through the island.

Mana Musubi - Offers 30 varieties of Musubi daily with different kinds of rice used!

Foodland - locally owned grocery retailer serving up a variety of SPAM® Musubi, bento, tempera and Poké!

SWEET HAWAIIAN TREATS

Banán Waikiki Beach Shack - Cool down with a cold snack at the beach! An Oahu based food truck that transforms local bananas and other island grown ingredients into a delicious dairy-free soft serve! 

Leonard’s Bakery - Family-owned bakery famous for their sugary addicting malasadas, a Portuguese style donut! Leonard’s also bakes up an assortment of goodies such as cookies/cakes, breads, pastries and pies!

Liliha Bakery and Coffee Shop - A local Hawaii staple since 1950, this landmark bakery is known for their Coco Puffs. The full-service bakery and diner serves up Hawaiian breakfast classics such as Loco Moco, Portuguese sausage and eggs, grilled mahi mahi and a delicious selection of sweets and pastries. 

Magnolia Ice Cream - Ice cream made from real tropical fruit and Real California Milk! Top mango, avocado, coconut, purple yam and all  other tropical fruit goodness churned into a delicious, creamy ice cream! Happy sampling!

Sunrise Shack - North Shore’s Hawaii’s top place to get healthy superfood and smoothie bowls, organic lunch treats and bullet coffee, now has a place in Waikiki!

RESTAURANTS

  • Royal Hawaiian Center’s Waikiki Food Hall
  • Planning a trip to Hawaii? Be sure to check out our property and book a stay with us

    Steps away from beaches, restaurants, dining, and shopping, our hotel is one block from Waikiki Beach, Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Luxury Row, and two blocks from The International Marketplace. We are located at 342 Seaside Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815. For more information, visit www.shorelinehotelwaikiki.com

    Travel Advisory: For everyone’s safety, all incoming travelers to Hawaii are required to have their temperatures checked and complete a health questionnaire online before they can leave the airport. Beginning October 15, 2020, a pre-travel testing option will allow travelers a 14-day quarantine alternative. To learn more and plan accordingly, please visit https://www.gohawaii.com/travel-requirements

    Mahalo and a hui hou (see you soon)!

    Shoreline Hotel Waikiki

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