A Waikiki walking tour map for independent travelers is now available. The self-guided itinerary is suitable for individual travelers rather than group tours, and focuses on sites of historic or cultural significance that are either open to the public or visible from the public way.
The Historic Homes in Waikiki Walking Tour takes 45 minutes or more. The tour starts at the War Memorial Natatorium, then head towards Diamond Head to the Tahitienne apartment. The traveler then weaves in between the Honolulu Tudor/ French Norman Cottages and other charming historic residential homes. At the end of the tour, the traveler will finish off with the Mediterranean inspired La Pietra School for girls.
The walking tour includes reminders on how to be a good visitor, including not to trespass on private property or to cause any harm to historic sites.
HHF’s goal is to connect visitors to Hawai‘i with historic sites and opportunities for participating in preservation. The map was developed by Charmaine Wong for HHF during a summer internship.