Fun Things to Do in Honolulu, Hawaii

Fun Things to Do in Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu is more than a portal to the Hawaiian Islands for travelers interested in outdoor activities. The city's Waikiki Beach attracts thousands of visitors daily looking to tan, run and play. Honolulu hosts dozens of tour companies and outdoor suppliers offering insights into the city's natural attractions. Your Honolulu itinerary can take advantage of parks, craters and beaches while maximizing time in Pacific breezes.

Koa Kai Outrigger Canoe Club

Koa Kai Outrigger Canoe Club accepts members of all experience levels and ages throughout the year. The club owns 14 canoes including three Bradley Racers and a pair of six-seat canoes used for practices and races. Koa Kai Outrigger Canoe Club is a member of Na `Ohana O Na Hu Wa`a, a regional canoe organization holding races among its member clubs. Club members pay annual dues and participate in fundraising activities to offset the costs of boat maintenance and race entrance fees.

Koa Kai Outrigger Canoe Club
Ala Moana Park Drive
Magic Island, Ala Moana Beach Park
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
(808) 391-2959
koakaicanoeclub.com

Pacific Soul Surfing School

The Pacific Soul Surfing School offers group surfing lessons three times daily on Waikiki Beach. The typical group lesson features 30 minutes of beach instruction and 60 minutes of surf time. Pacific Soul's private lessons feature one-on-one access to instructors as well as digital photographs of each student's experiences. The school attracts visitors interested in renting four-person pedal boats, boogie boards and kayaks for self-guided tours of the Pacific coast. Pacific Soul also offers snorkel kits, volleyballs and beach chairs at daily rates.

Pacific Soul Surfing School
2055 Kalia Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
(808) 942-4544
pacific-soul.com

Climb Aloha

Climb Aloha features a 10,000-square-foot indoor climbing wall reaching 30 feet into the air. This supplier of climbing gear and clothing is an authorized dealer for manufacturers such as Cave Shoes, New England Ropes and Yates Gear. Visitors at Climb Aloha take courses ranging from Climbing 101 to Self Rescue Skills through its Hawaii Rocks Climbing School. Your philanthropic spirit finds a home at Climb Aloha, which uses profits from its product sales and courses to support local climbing spots.

Climb Aloha
2241 Noah St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
(808) 387-7825
rockclimbinghawaii.com/climbaloha

Diamond Head State Monument

The 475-acre Diamond Head State Monument gives visitors chances to take photos, exercise and view a natural phenomenon. This volcanic crater is accessible from a 0.8-mile hiking trail climbing 560 feet above sea level. This state park features a lighthouse at the summit built in the 1917 and preserved in its original condition. After climbing to the top of Diamond Head State Monument, visitors look inward to see a 300,000-year-old crater and see the Pacific Ocean as they look outward.

Diamond Head State Monument
Diamond Head Rd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
(808) 587-0285
hawaiistateparks.org/parks/oahu/index.cfm?park_id=15

Article Written By Nicholas Katers

Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.

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