Where to Stay
From superior poolside service to legendary restaurants and bars, Halekulani is Waikiki with all the annoyances filtered out. Ask for a top floor for incredible vistas.
Morning Activity and Lunch
Kapiolani Community College Farmers' Market
Find loco moco–traditional Hawaiian white rice topped wih a hamburger patty, fried egg and gravy– Kona coffee and other island delacicies. Sa 7:30-11 a.m.
This walk-up hotspot near Waimanalo Beach serves an otherworldly salty, smoky kalua pig sandwich, along with bargain plate lunches, burgers and shaved ice.
During pau hana (Hawaiian for "end of work"), it's happy hour at this renowned Japanese sushi house in Waikiki, including a tasting plate with three dishes and a drink for $18. M-F 5-7 p.m.
Located in hip Kaimuki, just 10 minutes from Waikiki, this cozy chef-owned restaurant has casual but elegant air. The menu changes daily, focusing on local, seasonal and organic fare.