Every year, thousands of tourists flock to Honolulu for wicked surfing, seaside activities, and bustling neighborhoods full of delicious eateries, eclectic shops, and great things to do. The city’s prime districts boast so many experiences, it’s best to plan your trip ahead of time.

Morning: Downtown Honolulu

Along the shores of Queen’s Surf Beach, you’ll find Barefoot Beach Cafe. Order a Surfer’s Fried Rice or Royal Loco Moco and start your day right. The kids will love the pancakes, french toast, and omelettes. Top off your morning meals with juice from an icy coconut or the cafe’s Whole North Shore Pineapple Smoothie.

To explore the wondrous beauty of Honolulu’s shoreline, check out Pure Aloha Adventures. Set out on a private paddle boarding tour in Ala Moana Beach Park, where calm waters allow you to learn the skill while floating above marine life. The company offers guided snorkeling tours through Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve for a closer look at this teeming sea.

The Ala Moana Shopping Center.

Afternoon: Ala Moana

You’ll relish a scrumptious meal at Scratch Kitchen and Meatery in the South Shore Market. Delectable beverages including a Shangri-La Berry Iced Tea or a Southern Fizz pair perfectly with the restaurant’s Cider Braised Pork Belly and Apple Pasta or a Hot-Pressed Muffaletta. Finish out your lunch with a Jack and Coke Bread Pudding.

After lunch, explore the South Shore Market‘s 18 merchants that embody Kaka’ako’s culture and artistry. Exit any direction into Ward Village where retailers include high-end clothiers, kid’s boutiques, and specialty shops.

Evening: Waikiki

Along the Waikiki beachfront lies Azure, a world-class dining experience with an ambience not found anywhere else. You can opt for the restaurant’s five-course tasting menu that includes culinary masterpieces from Chef Shaymus Alwin and sommelier Micah Suderman. Choose from the menu’s variety of creations from local ingredients and seafood caught that morning.

Take in some world-class Jazz while sipping a nice drink at Blue Note Hawaii. Jazz players are local and international and will swoon you into the night. For a more hopping aloha experience, visit Duke’s Waikiki. This is a lively juke joint to drink and dance the night away along Waikiki’s Half Moon Bay.

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