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Girlfriend Getaway to Waikiki

March 14, 2012

My girlfriends and I have always said when we are all 25 we are going to plan a really nice girl’s trip. So we thought about different destinations and what we wanted to do and came to the conclusion that Waikiki, HI would be perfect. I have been there myself and knew this would be a great trip, because we wanted a place that offered great room rates, proximity to the beach, was within walking distance to shopping and had a great variety of restaurants nearby.

Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach; click image to get your 3rd night free!

When it was time to make a decision where to stay, we had so many choices. Waikiki offers private homes, condominiums and great hotels. Logically thinking the best for our needs was to stay at a hotel.  We were able to stay at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Hotel. When you walked into this hotel, there was just a warm aloha welcome, energy and atmosphere that was so endearing. The hotel exhibited Hawaiian art that gave you a genuine sense of their culture. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and had wonderful oceanfront views. One of our favorite parts of the hotel was that it was home of the famous Dukes Waikiki bar and restaurant. It had great food, drinks and we loved the live music. We were able to enjoy a Mai Tai, watch the sunset and listen to great entertainment all right on the beach.

What was also great about staying at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach was it was centrally located to places to shop, many places to eat and a lot of nightlife. We loved shopping at the Royal Hawaiian shopping center, because we were able to taste a little bit of all that Waikiki has to offer at a one stop shop. They offer four levels of shopping options, a Hawaiian Heritage history center to learn more about Hawaiian culture and a variety of free entertainment including live concerts and local Polynesian dance recitals. After a full day of shopping we were ready to go out on the town and have some fun. We bar hopped and checked out some really fun bars/clubs.

My girlfriends and I were only able to stay for a long weekend, so we weren’t able to enjoy all that Waikiki has to offer. We had a great trip and made many memories together. We all decided the next trip to Waikiki we were going to try paddle boarding or maybe go on a catamaran sunset dinner cruise!

- Jessica McKinnon, Destination Expert

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