Honolulu Now on the Dollar Menu!

Having an entertaining, enriching and fun time in Honolulu doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are several great things you should do that are completely free. Here are six excellent things you can see and do in Honolulu for a dollar or less.

1. See the free hula show at Kuhio Beach Park. This free hula show operates Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evenings around sunset.  See this article for more details about the Kuhio Beach hula show.

2. Catch the free fireworks shows at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Friday nights. Check this article for more information on the fireworks.

3. Visit the USS Arizona National Memorial in Pearl Harbor. This national memorial is well worth a visit that will surely leave a memorable impression on you.

4. Hike to the top of Diamond Head Crater for a challenge and beautiful city view. The cost to you is $1. See more information and my tips for hiking Diamond Head. ** Update: fees have increased since this article was originally written.

5. Take a walking tour of Waikiki to dig into its interesting history. You can download a free guide with a map. (Note: it’s 21 pages long and the map is on page 21.) Your cost is $0.

6. Watch the sun set at Waikiki Beach. Not only is this beach wonder for watching sunset, it’s a great people watching beach, too. Your cost for this nightly show is $0.DSCN0147

So forget what you may have heard about Hawaii being too expensive. As you can easily see from this list, there are some fantastic things to do in Honolulu alone that will be well worth your time.

This article was inspired by the Problogger Writing Project and the Wise Bread Writing Project.

  1. I’m lucky enough to get an occasional layover in Honolulu and will surely add your suggestions to my list of things to d next time. Thanks!

  2. Hi Loring – you are lucky to have Honolulu layovers. I hope you enjoy some of these budget friendly suggestions the next time you are there!

  3. Are you sure the event at Hilton Hawaiian Village is free? The link doesn’t make that clear…

    1. Hi Debbie – good catch and thanks for bringing that to my attention.! The Hilton Hawaiian has just started charging for seats to the hula show. I had updated another post, but forgot about this one. I have just corrected it.

      The good news is that the fireworks show is still free!

  4. What about punchbowl? What about Aloha Stadium? What about the lagoons at the resort by Koolina? What about walking downtown Waikiki?

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