Explore Kahala (Part 1): 10 Fun Places & Outdoor Activities

Kahala is known for being one of the most affluent and blissful neighborhoods in Honolulu. But did you know that aside from its resplendent views, there are other places here that are worth checking out? Today, we have a list of exciting places and outdoor activities for you.

1. Diamond Head Crater Hike

Waiting for you at the summit is a 360-degree view of the city and the aquamarine waters of the Pacific Ocean. The feeling of absolute freedom and a sense of serenity as you watch the rays of sun crash into the waves making the ocean glisten. A 45-minute excursion is worth it.

2. Dolphin Quest

Here’s to the dolphin lovers out there. Have a face-to-face encounter with these amiable and charming creatures. The Kahala Resort offers various programs not only to swim with them but also to train them for hours!

3. Honolulu Zoo

Whether you’ve got kids or you’re a kid at heart, you are going to have fun seeing the animals. In addition to that, you can have a picnic and enjoy a soothing day in the botanical garden. The zoo also has special events featuring performances of local artists and bands.

4. Kapiolani Regional Park

This is the oldest and largest park in Hawaii at 300 acres in size. This enormous park has tennis and basketball courts, baseball, soccer, and rugby fields, archery range, picnic areas, and wide-open spaces for kite flying. Free public events are often held at Kapiolani Park, so don’t miss out on that either.

5. Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design

Are you the kind who appreciates the arts? A culture vulture perhaps. If you want to learn about Islamic art and design through exhibitions and public tours and programs, then this is the right place to visit. Having an introduction to the art and architecture of the Islamic world is one of a kind experience.

6. World-Class Shopping

One thing that will never be out on anyone’s list is shopping. Good news! There are malls and marketplaces within and around Kahala, such as Ala Moana Center, Kahala Mall, and International Market Place. These excellent malls provide not only world-class shopping but also fun and engaging events that you and your family will appreciate. If you’re looking for fresh produce, plants, craft goods, and food booths, head on to KCC Farmers Market.

7. The Veranda at the Kahala Resort

This lounge is prominent for their Afternoon Tea. It offers indoor and outdoor seating and a perfect meeting place for cocktails and live jazz entertainment. Isn’t it lovely to just sit back and enjoy a sip of your tea while savoring the view of the beach?

8. Waialae Country Club

If you are a huge golf fan, then you are familiar with Sony Open in Hawaii. It has always been held at the Waialae Country Club. A perfect weather condition plus a superb food for guests equals an impeccable event that you’ll never forget.

9. Waikiki Aquarium

Let out the inner Ariel or Aqua Man in you with this underwater feels tourist attraction. Get an up-close look at the corals, sharks, “Nemo,” and other marine life. Discover the undersea creatures in the Ocean Aquaculture Exhibit. Join in their special events such as beach clean-ups and private aquarium tours.

10. Waikiki Shell

This shell-shaped outdoor amphitheater in Waikiki holds numerous concerts, gatherings, and performances of local and international personalities. During the day, it’s white as pearl covering dazzles as it hit the sunrays. At night, the vibrant lights twinkle like the stars. The lively music will make you get up on your feet and dance among the lush greenery.

In a nutshell, Kahala has too much to offer, and we have a blog series just for you. In the next few days, we will share the top beaches to visit and restaurants to try here, so stay tuned.

Want to Know More?

If you’re interested in learning more about real estate in Kahala or if you’d like to schedule a time to see some of these fine properties, feel free to reach out, I’m always happy to help! My personal cell is 808-990-1201, or I can be reached by email at

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January 17, 2020

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January 22, 2020

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