Oahu is home to a seemingly endless number of great places to shop. If you are interested in heading to some of the best the island has to offer, here are ten places for you to consider.
Ala Moana Shopping Center
The largest outdoor mall in the world, Ala Moana Shopping Center is home to more than 300 unique shops and restaurants. This one of a kind mall also features an open-air island bar on the top floor and a center stage that hosts free daily performances. The mall is located in the heart of Honolulu at 450 Ala Moana Boulevard.
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet
Held at the Aloha Stadium at 99-500 Salt Lake Boulevard in Honolulu, the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet is a popular outdoor bazaar featuring hundreds of vendors. Open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm, the swap meet offers everything from plants to t-shirts and collectibles. Be sure to arrive early to get the most from the experience.
Aloha Tower Marketplace
Boasting Mediterranean-style architecture on the Honolulu waterfront at 1 Aloha Tower Drive, the Aloha Tower Marketplace is an outdoor bazaar featuring live entertainment and restaurants. The marketplace is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm.
International Market Place
Recently undergoing a facelift, the International Market Place is now home to Saks Fifth Avenue along with 75 other unique shops. Offering three levels of shopping revolving around a 100-year-old banyan tree, the marketplace is also home to at least a dozen restaurants. Open daily from 10:00 am until 11:00 pm, the marketplace is located at 2330 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu.
Koko Marina Shopping Center
Located at 7192 Kalanianaole Highway, the Koko Marina Shopping Center is geared toward watersports enthusiasts and beachgoers. The center is also home to several waterfront restaurants and a movie theater.
Situated in the heart of Chinatown at 1120 Maunakea Street, the Maunakea Marketplace features retail stores as well as an open marketplace offering fresh meats, poultry, seafood and produce. A melting pot of ethnic foods, the marketplace is also a great place to grab a bite to eat.
Pearl Highlands Center
A “power center” located on the outskirts of Pearl City at 1000 Kamehameha Highway, Pearl Highlands Center offers access to mainland favorites such as Old Navy. The center also offers the opportunity to play laser tag.
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center
Covering more than 300,00 square feet over four levels and three sections, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center offers more than 150 shops and restaurants to explore. Located in the heart of Waikiki at 2201 Kalakaua Avenue, the shopping center is also home to the popular dinner and night show called Rock-A-Hula. The center is open daily from 10:00 am until 10:00 pm.
Waikele Premium Outlets
Offering discounted merchandise from more than 50 name brand stores, Waikele Premium Outlets is a “mega-center” located at 94-790 Lumiaina Street in West Oahu. A trolley car is also available to transport shoppers from Waikele Premium Outlets to the nearby Waikele Center.
Located just minutes from the Ala Moana Center at 1200 Ala Moana Boulevard, Ward Centre features restaurants along with some high-end boutique clothing shops and other retail establishments. The center is part of a larger complex that also includes a 16-screen movie theater, Ward Warehouse, Ward Getaway Center and Ward Entertainment Center.