Ala Moana Center

#16 in Best Things To Do in Honolulu - Oahu
Ala Moana Center
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Key Info

1450 Ala Moana Blvd.

Price & Hours

Free
Mon-Sat 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Details

Shopping, Free Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.9scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 5.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

There are many places in Honolulu to put down some cash and pick up some souvenirs, but none are as extensive as Ala Moana Center. Located northwest of Waikiki Beach and roughly 2 miles southeast of the city center, this behemoth open-air shopping center boasts a collection of high-end stores like Chanel and Versace, department store staples like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, and tourist-kitsch shops like 'Auana Quilts and Island Magnets. Its 350-plus shops and restaurants can take as little as an hour or as much as a whole day to explore.

Although some visitors warn that items sold at Ala Moana Center can be quite pricey, many enjoy shopping here. Others rave about the dining options available on-site, especially the Japanese Village food court on the first floor, and say the afternoon hula show cannot be missed.

To reach the mall, you can drive and park for free on-site or take Waikiki Trolley's Pink Line or one of several bus routes. Other amenities available at this attraction include free Wi-Fi access, the Art Walk, restrooms, a post office and visitor information centers. Complimentary hula shows are hosted at the mall's Centerstage from 1 to 1:20 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Hawaiian musical performances are free to watch in the Ewa Wing every day between 5 and 6 p.m. Ala Moana Center is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, with reduced hours on Sundays. Check out the property's official website to better plan your shopping excursion.

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