Located on the southern shore of Oahu, Honolulu's Waikiki Beach hosts practically every tourist amenity you'd expect to find in a tropical locale. From surfboard rentals and sunset cruises to live music and beachfront restaurants, boredom is entirely by choice. Kalakaua Avenue, the main drag through Waikiki, is a mix of the Las Vegas strip and Rodeo Drive. Tall hotels are surrounded by expensive designer shops, trailing into familiar chains and ABC souvenir stores on every corner.
|Duke Kahanamoku Statue|
Despite exploring most of Oahu, the bulk of my week was spent in Waikiki. Whether I was wandering around the beach, shopping or out grabbing drinks, it seems I was always stumbling onto something memorable. Then again, it's a Hawaiian vacation. What's not to love?
|I bought myself a ukelele and proceeded to play it badly for the week.|
|Me (left) with my family on Waikiki Beach.|