With 92 percent of travelers looking to save money on travel, travelers have booked destinations that won’t break the bank. For travelers who have their hearts set on an Oahu dream vacation, keep reading for tips on how to explore Waikiki without spending too much money.
Located along Kalākauna Ave, Royal Hawaiian Center is Waikiki’s popular shopping, entertainment and cultural destination. While the center features high-end retail and restaurant brands, there are also a variety of delicious and affordable bites. Options include malasadas on Oahu at Penny’s Malasadas, savory L&L Hawaiian Barbecue plates and freshly pressed tropical juice at Hawaiian Cane Juice.
Free Cultural Classes & Live Entertainment
As part of its commitment to honoring authentic Hawai’ian culture, Royal Hawaiian Center offers a variety of cultural classes and live entertainment at no cost to the public. Guests of all ages can immerse themselves in the arts and history of Hawai’i with weekly classes like hula and keiki hula lessons, lei making, ukulele classes and lauhala weaving lessons. Weekly performances include local music favorites celebrating both ancient and modern hula at Royal Grove.
High-Value Sweet & Savory Treats
Offering a taste of the renowned cuisine at legendary Waikiki hotel Halekulani, for a fraction of the price, travelers visiting Halekulani Bakery can enjoy a selection of artisan breads and pastries, a contemporary coffee bar with specialty coffees, savory bites, new monthly surprises and the classic Halekulani coconut cake.
Hotel Promotions & Complimentary Experiences
At Halepuna Waikiki Halekulani, guests can enjoy an elevated breakfast experience with the Bed & Breakfast offer, including daily breakfast for up to two people at new restaurant Umi by Vikram Garg. Guests can also travel off property to visit Oahu’s most coveted cultural spots for free through the hotel’s Halepuna Access program, featuring complimentary access to Bishops Museum, Iolani Palace and Manoa Heritage Center.
Zero-Cost Wellness Offerings
Through Halekulani’s Art of Wellbeing program, both Halekulani and Halepuna guests enjoy complimentary monthly wellness classes to help them achieve their optimal health and wellbeing. Be sure to also check out a variety of free fitness and movement classes like Beach Body Fitness and Walking Meditation.
Visit any popular destination and you’ll find an abundance of one thing: tourists. While there’s nothing wrong with that — travel does, after all, bring us closer to the world around us — tourists have earned quite the negative reputation for leaving destinations worse for wear. Whether it’s a visitor climbing to the top of the temple at Chichen Itza or tourists scratching their name on the wall of Rome’s Colosseum, it seems humans are always leaving their mark on the places they visit.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
It’s a Date! is not just a game, but a solution to the age-old struggle of deciding what to do for date night — whether it’s a night out on the town or at home. The game makes the perfect gift for holidays, newlyweds, birthdays, anniversaries and so much more, creating lasting memories no matter the occasion.
Embark on extraordinary aquatic adventures both on and under the water with these five epic water-based escapes. Perfect for those who want to get away from the searing heat of the summer, these five experiences either teach travelers new skills or provide the ideal platform to hone their craft.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Greece is definitely not in short-supply when it comes to reasons for travelers to visit—beautiful islands, centuries of history, incredible nightlife ... the list goes on. But ask almost anyone who has visited what they loved the most and you will hear the same thing over and over again: the food.