Club Traveler

See the Other Side of Waikiki

Honolulu boasts more than beautiful beaches; the Hawaii state capital is also an urban gem full of fabulous shops, restaurants and entertainment. Head to Waikiki Beach Walk, the heart of the city’s entertainment district, and you won’t be disappointed.

The entertainment district sprawls nearly 8 acres and has a variety of shops to browse for island attire, surf gear, jewelry and more, as well as free activities for the family. Try free ukulele lessons on Mondays. Art lovers can admire works by Wyland and other artists at the Beach Walk’s Signature Galleries, or watch Hawaiian Quilt Collection’s free demonstrations from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.

You won’t go hungry in this part of paradise, either. From burgers, wings and fries at Cheeseburger Beachwalk to modern Japanese cuisine at Kaiwa Waikiki, it’s easy to satisfy your appetite. While you’re out, grab some shortbread cookies from the Honolulu Cookie Company and bring them back to your room for a late-night snack.

Where to Stay?

Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is in the center of Waikiki Beach Walk and a few minutes’ stroll along Waikiki Bay to the beach, allowing Members to enjoy the best of both worlds.

After a day of shopping, settle down with a refreshing cocktail under the moonlight at the resort’s rooftop pool and bar, Nā Lani, in the center of the district’s excitement. Club Members atop this resort will feel the city’s energy and soak in its beauty with breathtaking views of the Koolau mountain range, Diamond Head, the happening Kalakaua Avenue and, of course, the Pacific Ocean.

When to Visit?

Plan a warm fall or winter getaway to this happening part of Honolulu by visiting in November and December, when the capital is in a holiday spirit and transforms into the City of Lights. During the month-long celebration, catch the Electric Light Parade, visit Santa’s Forest and more.