Commonly referred to as the "Waikiki Strip" Kalakaua Avenue
is the main thoroughfare of Waikiki Beach
. It is almost impossible to see Waikiki without journeying down Kalakaua Avenue
Nearly every point of interest in Waikiki is located off of Kalakaua Avenue
. From Waikiki's first hotel, The Moana Surfrider Hotel
and the famous International Marketplace
to The Duke Statue
and Kuhio Beach Park
Once populated with general stores and horse drawn carriages, today Kalakaua Avenue
is lined with luxurious hotels, stores of all types, restaurants, and lots of people.
connects the Ala Moana Beach Park
area and Kapiolani Park
to make the most bustling parts of the island.