Spring is the season of new beginnings and boy, do we have a ton of fresh, new promotions and activities for you to enjoy if you’re on Oahu. From exclusive specials you can find only at Waikiki Beach Walk to its fascinating cultural program, the shopping center continues to find safe and creative ways to keep guests entertained during this era of COVID-19.
New Cultural Activities at The Royal Room
If you’re looking for cool things to do in Honolulu and want to learn about Hawaiian culture at the same time, be sure to stop by the 2nd floor of Waikiki Beach Walk to check out the mall’s latest addition: The Royal Room
, an interactive gallery and classroom focused on perpetuating Hawaii’s rich traditional arts and music.
A great family-friendly activity that can be found right in Waikiki, The Royal Room takes you on a journey back to the Monarchy era with its curated collection of musical artifacts, Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame honoree profiles, and informative displays highlighting treasured historical practices, such as the art of Hawaiian feather work.
Along with different museum-quality exhibits, this versatile cultural showroom also offers hands-on learning experiences, including educational seminars and various workshops for music and poetry.
To learn more about what to expect when visiting The Royal Room, click here
Spring Specials at Waikiki Beach Walk
Photo Credit: Breakout Waikiki
Here’s a fun spring break idea whether you’re planning a staycation on Oahu or flying into the islands for a getaway: solve your way out of an award-winning escape room at Breakout Waikiki
. If you book now, you can receive 20% off a room for 4+ guests using the code SPRINGBUCKETLIST.
Give them a call at (808) 926-1418 or reserve online at https://breakoutwaikiki.com
Created in partnership with Oahu-based artist, Nick Kuchar
, Kahala’s latest collaborative shirt, Heavy Water, pays homage to the winter season’s massive swells and the surfers brave enough to paddle out and ride them. Best known for his vintage illustration style and use of retro colors, Kuchar brings a nostalgic island flair that flawlessly elevates the classic aloha shirt into one that will easily become a work time or pau hana favorite in your loved one’s closet.
This unique print is available in two colors and comes in men’s
styles. Visit the Waikiki Beach Walk location on the 1st floor or take a closer look online at https://kahala.com
Honolulu Cookie Company
Photo Credit: Honolulu Cookie Company
Honolulu Cookie Company’s
beloved lemon flavor is officially back! Add a little zest to your day or brighten up someone else’s with these scrumptious shortbread treats infused with tangy lemon and dipped in velvety white chocolate — a perfect balance of tart and sweet.
Available at https://www.honolulucookie.com
while supplies last.
Taormina Sicilian Cuisine
If you missed Taormina’s
Truffle Carbonara promotion last year, we’ve got delicious news for you. The ultra-gourmet dish is back at 50% off for a limited time, which puts the price tag at $34 instead of its normal market price of $68.
Topped with a creamy poached egg and luxurious seasonal truffles shaved tableside, the freshly made fettuccine dish is one of Taormina’s shining stars.
To make a reservation, call (808) 926-5050 or visit them online at https://taorminarestaurant.com
. Patio seating is available upon request and parking is free at the nearby Club Wyndham and Embassy Suites hotels.
Photo Credit: Kasey Rieta
Photo Credit: Roy’s Waikiki
Sunday should be a day of rest and relaxation before the work week starts up again, so let Roy’s Waikiki
take the hassle out of preparing dinner for the family. The popular Hawaiian fusion restaurant (founded by acclaimed chef, Roy Yamaguchi) recently announced its newest offering, Sunday Feast. The $99 mouthwatering spread serves 4 people and includes:
- (4) 4 oz. Filet Mignons with grilled shishito peppers and red onions
- (12 ea.) Garlic Shrimp Caprese with white balsamic vinaigrette and crispy garlic
- 3 Cheese Smoked Bacon Gratin with haricot vert, pearl onions, and herb brown butter
Sunday Feasts are limited so pre-order online at https://www.royyamaguchi.com/roys-waikiki-oahu
Free Activities in Waikiki
Beach Walk Farmer’s Market
If you’re in need of fresh produce, a tasty treat, or a unique, locally made gift from Hawaii, look no further than our very own Beach Walk Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on the front lawn.
If music is your calling, try a free ukulele lesson taught by Nā Hōkū Hanohano music award winner, Tyler Gilman. Lessons start at 4:30 p.m. every day at The Ukulele Store on the second floor of Waikiki Beach Walk. Secure your spot and get ready to jam by calling 808-888-5469.
Hula Dancing Lessons
Get your feet moving and your hips swaying at our free Ka Lei Hula class every Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Plaza Stage. This fun hula lesson will teach you the basics of Hawaii’s cherished storytelling dance while playing a selection of our favorite Hawaiian tunes.
Book your spot through the Ka Lei Hula Eventbrite page
and come prepared with a face mask. We will be checking the temperature of all participants upon arrival and social distancing will be enforced throughout the class.
Live Hawaiian Music
Enjoy a live Hawaiian music performance for free every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Plaza Stage. The Ku Ha'aheo musical showcase is hosted by Waikiki Beach Walk’s resident cultural direcor and kumu hula, Blaine Kia, and features both classic and contemporary styles of Hawaiian music and dance. If you can’t make it in person, you can always catch the performance via live stream on the Waikiki Beach Walk Facebook