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Local Area & Activities

Authentic Honolulu culture. Our favorite activities in the area give a glimpse of Hawaii's rich heritage and the experiences of an urban paradise. Find adventure around every corner!

Top Picks

  1. King Kamehameha statue Oahu Hawaii
    Hawaiian History and Culture

    See Iolani Palace. This majestic palace was the last residence of Hawaiian monarchs King Kalakaua and Queen Liliuokalani until the overthrow of the monarchy in 1893. The palace was reopened as a museum in 1978 and features important Hawaiian cultural and historical artifacts. Across the street are Aliiolani Hale, a historic building with the famed statue of Kamehameha the Great in the courtyard, and currently the home of the Hawaii State Supreme Court. Visit nearby Aloha Tower, the iconic landmark that is now a mix-use center for shopping, dining, and a luau where you can take a journey through Polynesia without having to leave your seat.

  2. Bird in tree
    Foster Botanical Garden

    Less than a mile from Aston at the Executive Centre is Foster Botanical Garden, a historic botanical sanctuary right in the city. Enjoy spectacular birdwatching and spend time exploring 10 themed gardens of rare tropical plant species.

  3. Enjoy nightlife in Chinatown
    Chinatown Nightlife

    Right around the corner are some of Honolulu's hottest restaurants and bars in Chinatown, where a vibrant nightlife thrives. Casual hole-in-the-wall spots, modern gastropubs, whiskey and wine bars, to pizza and diners - the choices are endless. On the first Friday of each month, patrons enjoy an art-driven block party style event where art gallery exhibitions are paired with bar-hopping.

  4. Couple admiring art on wall
    Art Museums

    Honolulu is teeming with notable art exhibits and museums. Nearby, you can visit Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center, Hawaii State Art Museum, and Honolulu Museum of Art with Honolulu Museum of Art School right across the street.

  5. Dining and nightlife in Kakaako

    Less than five minutes away is Kakaako, a revitalized industrial-neighborhood area that houses a lively collection of craft beer pubs, casual eateries, and locally-owned boutiques. This energetic community is walkable, and popularly known for its iconic graffiti artwork by local and world-famous artists.

  6. Cafes, dining, shopping and entertainment at Ward Village
    Ward Village

    Quickly becoming a lifestyle mecca, Ward Village is a collection of restaurants, coffee shops, a cinema theater, and a variety of stores including locally owned boutiques to large-scale retailers. Also, a hub for cultural events, catch New Wave Fridays on the second Friday of every month at South Shore Market, and various community activities in the IBM building.

  7. Conerts at Blaisdel Center
    Neal S. Blaisdell Center

    Just a 6-minute drive away is Neal S. Blaisdell Center - a complex with a multipurpose arena, exhibition hall, concert hall, and meeting spaces. Where there's always something exciting happening, these venues host some the biggest names in entertainment when performing in Hawaii. Visit the Neal S. Blaisdell Center website to browse upcoming events.

  8. Shopping and more at Ala Moana Center - The world's largest open-air mall!
    Ala Moana Center

    Need some retail therapy? Ala Moana Center is the world's largest open-air shopping center and home to more than 350 shops and restaurants. Find anything from casual wear to luxury goods, food courts to fine dining, plus live music and entertainment.

  9. Pearl Harbor Mighty Mo
    Top Six Things to do on Oahu

    We assembled a list of the top six things to do on Oahu, from touring Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial to exploring the Polynesian Cultural Center, with its seven authentic Polynesian villages representing traditional life in Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa, the Marquesas, Tonga, Tahiti and Aotearoa (New Zealand).  

No inquiry has been made into the activities or events, or the risks, qualifications, or quality of the activities, events, and/or services offered by this provider as it is not affiliated with Aqua-Aston Hospitality, LLC or its affiliates (collectively, “Aqua-Aston”). Do not consider this an endorsement of or recommendation for any of the activities, events, or providers. Aqua-Aston assumes no liability for the products or services furnished by the independent service providers who have no affiliation with the Aqua-Aston business. Additional fees and costs may apply. Activities and events are subject to change. Some activities or events may require the participant to be in good health and have a certain level of skill.

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