Things to Do in Hawaii

Hawai‘i is an island nation rich in beauty, in culture, and in diversity of people, all of which contribute to the spirit of aloha. We hope that you will be able to enjoy all that our islands have to offer. The links below will take you to some of the many ways to make your visit here a memorable one. Enjoy!

Hawaiian Island Tours

 


 

Theme Parks

Sea Life Park Hawai‘i

(808) 259-2501
41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy
Waimanalo, HI 96795

Located on the east tip of Oahu, Sea Life Park is Hawaii’s famous marine park features 300,000 gallon aquarium, dolphins, turtles, sea lions, and more. Most of the activities and programs are wheelchair friendly. Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Dole Plantation

(808) 621-8408
100 Kahelu Avenue, #2 floor
Mililani, HI 96789-3914

Dole Plantation has the world’s largest maze officially recognized in the 1998 Guinness Book of World Records. It also provides educational plantation garden tour where you can see hundreds of plants and trees that are native species.

Waikiki Aquarium

(808) 923-9741
2777 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Highly respected as the third oldest aquarium in the United States, Waikiki Aquarium is located in convenient Waikiki. The aquarium exhibits some 3,500 marine animals, including endangered Hawaiian monk seals, reef sharks, sea lions, tropical fish and a variety more of aquatic life. The facility caters to most and offers excellent accessibility.

Honolulu Zoo

(808) 971-7171
151 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815

Just a short walk from Waikiki Beach, the Honolulu Zoo is home to a wide collection of mammals, reptiles, and birds, stretching from Hawaii’s animal kingdom to the rest of the world. It is here where you’ll be able to encounter Indian Elephants, African Lions, Nene (Hawaiian geese), Nile Crocodiles, Orangutans and much more. The zoo is fully accessible.


Events & Shows

Polynesian Cultural Center

(808) 293-3333
55-370 Kamehameha Highway
Laie, HI 96762

Learn about Pacific culture at Polynesian Cultural Center which features seven Pacific Island villages, an evening show, a canoe pageant, an award-winning luau, arts and handicrafts marketplace and an IMAX theater. Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Paradise Cove Luau

(808) 842-5911
91-1089 Aliinui Drive
Kapolei, HI 96707

Experience one of the largest luau shows in Hawai‘i at Ko Olina Resort, locates on the leeward cost of Oahu.

The Magic of Polynesia

(808) 971-4321
2300 Kalakaua Avenue, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96815

Daily magic show by the master illusionist, John Hirokawa at the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel.


Museums/ Galleries

Honolulu Academy of Arts and Shangri La

(808) 532-8700
900 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

Come explore the fine arts exhibits at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the largest private presenter of visual arts programs, boasting a permanent collection of over 38,000 works of art from cultures around the world. The museum is wheel-chair accessible to most of the exhibits but reservations are required for the parking.

Hawai‘i State Art Museum

(808) 586-0900
250 South Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI

Enjoy your day at the Hawaii State Art Museum. It is here where you will find a beautiful collection of art work done by Hawaii’s artists. The State Museum serves as a fitting scene to host the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ collection. Find yourself getting immersed and inspired by the rich artistic legacy, the Hawaiian Islands have to offer. Most of the museum is wheel-chair accessible.


Land Adventures

Kualoa Ranch Hawai‘i

(808) 237-7321
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaaawa, HI 96730

Locates northeastern side of Oahu, Kualoa Ranch offers ranch tours and outdoor activities including horseback riding, yakking, and ATV riding. Some activities may not be participated depending on disabilities.


Water Activities

Access Surf Hawai‘i

(808) 236-4200
PO Box 15152
Honolulu, HI 96830

AccesSurf Instruction is designed to provide ocean access to empower its participants to their highest level of independence in the water. Designed and lead by certified therapeutic recreation therapists, medical professionals, professional surfers, and trained volunteers, these services provide safe activities and therapeutic instruction in surfing, standup paddling, snorkeling and swimming/flotation.

We invite anyone with a disability, whether physical or mental, and their family members to participate in these activities to discover their own level of abilities in the ocean.


Do you want to Learn More about Hawaiian History?

The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

(808) 847-3511
1525 Bernice Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

Recognized as the State Museum of Natural and Cultural History, the Bishop Museum houses an extensive collection of artifacts and exhibits, stemming from Hawaiian and Polynesian culture. The museum offers daily shows and tours; its exhibits vary throughout the year. Planetarium shows are offered in the evening, in which you must reserve seating in advance. Exhibits and event areas are wheel-chair accessible.

Iolani Palace

(808) 522-0822
364 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Experience walking down the same halls where Hawaii’s royalty once resided. At the historical ‘Iolani Palace, you’ll learn about key moments in Hawaii’s history, including the imprisonment of Queen Lili‘uokalani and events leading up to Hawaii’s annexation. This National Historic Landmark has been beautifully restored to its former glory, and welcomes all. All public areas of the ‘Iolani Palace are wheelchair accessible. With advance notice, ‘Iolani Palace offers American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter tours, for those who are deaf and hard of hearing, and special touch tours, designed for those who are blind and partially-sighted.


VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

DINING

(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

GOLF

SHOPPING

CRUISES & DINNER SHOWS

CHURCHES & CHAPELS

FITNESS

SPAS & SPORTS CLUBS

HOSPITALS

  • Castle Medical Center, ‘Ulukahiki St, Kailua, 263‑5500
  • Kaiser Moanalua, 3288 Moanalua Rd, Honolulu, 432-5100
  • Kapiolani Medical Hospital, 1319 Punahou St, Honolulu, 983-6000
  • Kuakini Hospital, 347 North Kuakini St, Honolulu, 536-2236
  • Medical Corner Kapolei, 890 Kamokila Blvd # 102, Kapolei, 676-5000
  • Pali Momi Medical Center, 98-1079 Moanalua Rd, Aiea, 486-6000
  • Pearl City Urgent Care, 1245 Kuala Street, Pearl City, 456-2273
  • Queens Hospital, 1301 Punchbowl St #1, Honolulu, 538-9011
  • Straub Clinic & Hospital, 888 South King St, Honolulu, 522-4000
  • Tripler Army Medical, 1 Jarrett White Rd, Honolulu, 433-2778
  • Wahiawa General, 128 Lehua St, Wahiawa, 621-8411