Kick back and admire the stunning views or get out and explore endless wonders with hotels near Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu. The central location of these hotels fit any visit to the scenic city of Honolulu. Best of all, you’ll find a wealth of options within walking distance. Avoid the hassles of driving and soak up the warm Hawaii sun while exploring on foot. From family fun and exploration to world-class shopping and decadent dining—It is all outside your door.
Visit the Depths with Waikiki Aquarium
In operation for more than 100 years, the Waikiki Aquarium is famous throughout the world for its live coral reefs. Views of the natural reefs of Waikiki Beach are available from walkways surrounding the aquarium. You’ll also find an array of indoor tanks filled with some of the largest and most prolific specimens on the planet. Popular exhibits include the thrills of the shark tanks, green sea turtle habitat and the serene jellyfish tanks.
The aquarium also highlights conservation efforts for several endangered species. The Hawaiian Monk Seal habitat is one such animal. Home to two male seals, the habitat serves as an educational resource and observatory for these playful creatures. They are two of an estimated 1,200 left in the world. You’ll find other examples in the Marine Protected Areas and Conservation Gallery. Showing how the expansion of urban environments can impact both land and water, the gallery sheds light on the plights of Hawaii’s local ecologies and creatures.
Out of the Water and into the Wild
Hotels near Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu are also great options for visiting the Honolulu Zoo. Spanning more than 40 acres, the zoo is home to more than 1,200 animals from all parts of the world. Many of the animals enjoy a habitat that mimics their natural surroundings offering an educational experience for all ages while maintaining a humane and comfortable environment. Popular animals at the zoo include the Flamingos, the Ring-Tailed Lemurs and the Komodo Dragons. Other attractions at the zoo include gardens and sculptures depicting natural habitats and native creatures found throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Stunning Views of Waikiki at Diamond Head
Visible from many hotels near Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu, Diamond Head is a long dormant series of volcanic features dating back more than 200,000 years. Sharp cliffs, deep valleys and large vistas offer outdoor opportunities for all skill levels. The best views are available from the observation posts along the 0.75-mile hiking trail that traces the rim of the crater. Water fountains, bathrooms and other facilities are at the base of the trail. Gates close at 4:30 to give ample time to return before sun down, so be sure to plan accordingly.
Leisure Time with Hotels near Waikiki Aquarium in Honolulu
Of course, no trip to Honolulu is complete without visiting Waikiki Beach. Travelers flock from around the world to this sandy crescent strip to admire the view, soak up the sun and forget their worries. Steps from the beach, you’ll find a range of shopping and dining options for further indulging or finding the perfect trinket to remember your Hawaiian adventures.