Situated at the edge of Kapiolani Park between Diamond Head and Waikiki, a trip to the Honolulu Zoo makes for an excellent half-day excursion for families and it is walking distance to most hotels. Among the 1,200 animals who call the zoo home are birds, mammals, and reptiles, including chimpanzees, elephants, hippopotamuses, and a komodo dragon. All of the animals are worth seeing, but make sure to pay your respects to Kruger—a massive white rhino that weighs in at 5,000 pounds. The zoo is one of the top things to do in Honolulu if you are traveling with kids, and need to get away from the pool for a few hours. Food concessions are available, but we recommend bringing a cooler and enjoying a leisurely picnic on the zoo’s manicured lawns—not only will you save money, but you’ll avoid having to wait in line at lunchtime. The park is open from 9AM to 4:30PM daily.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Animal Life, Educational, Sports and the Outdoors
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
- Nearest Train: Bus #2, 4, 8, 13, 19, 20, 58