Flying to Waikiki Beach! Hawaii, Day 5

I went to Hawaii! Hawaii is actually paradise and this trip was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on. This is the fifth day of my week-long adventure, so be sure to read about my first few days in Hawaii and check back in soon for the upcoming posts of my adventure!

The morning of day five I caught a flight to Oahu.

My flight from Maui to Oahu was only $30 on Southwest Airlines and was the shortest flight of my entire life. I took the public city bus from the Honolulu airport to Waikiki Beach. It’s $2.75 per ride, or you can get a day pass for $5.50. The only issue is if you have a giant suitcase, you can’t bring it on the bus. I found the bus quite reliable and it takes you all around Honolulu and Waikiki, so if you’re looking for cheap transportation, it takes a while but I recommend it.

I stayed at an AirBnB on Waikiki beach for two nights for $30 a night, but with cleaning fees and whatnot the total ended up being $90. My room was SO TINY, but I didn’t particularly mind because I only needed it to sleep and shower (it was a shared bathroom but wasn’t an issue).

Waikiki Beach is beautiful and I recommend visiting it at least once in your life, but I personally wouldn’t want to go back (unlike Maui, which I absolutely adore and can’t wait to go back!).

I ate lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe right in Waikiki. I ate a delicious veggie burger and my waitress was so sweet that she gave me a free ice cream sundae desert because I told her I was there for my graduation and birthday.

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There are a lot of fancy and expensive shopping in Waikiki, which is a major draw for many visitors.

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A shopping center at Waikiki

The beach at Waikiki is beautiful, there are just so many people! I actually never went in the water while I was at Waikiki, except for putting my feet in, but I spent quite a bit of time relaxing in the Kapiʻolani Regional Park on the beach.

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Waikiki is best known for the famous surfer statue below, and there was always a line of tourists waiting to take photos with it.

In Waikiki, the city of Honolulu sponsors an evening hula show for free to visitors. I happened to stumble upon the show about 30 minutes before it started, so I grabbed a seat in the grass in front of the stage and prepared for the show! I was very excited to be able to watch the hula show in Hawaii, and it was a very incredible hour-long show.

After the show, the sun had set and it was getting dark, so I walked around Waikiki for a bit longer and then headed back to my AirBnB.

And that’s it for day five of my Hawaii adventures! Please check back in soon for my next post!

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Thank you for reading! Have you ever visited Oahu? Do you want to?? Let me know in the comments below and like this post if you want more like it!

Xoxo’s

Emmalee

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