Ala Moana Shopping Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, Big Island
Want to take an afternoon away from the beach and do some shopping on your Hawaiian getaway? If you are looking for the ultimate one-stop shopping spot, it is for sure the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. Not only is Ala Moana the largest shopping center in the islands, it was once the largest mall in the entire United States when it first opened in 1959. Today it remains one of the 15 largest malls in the U.S. With almost 300 shops and restaurants, a center stage for performances and open-air corridors lined with palm trees and tropical vegetation, it is easy to spend an entire day shopping and eating at Ala Moana.
Ala Moana has a myriad of different shops from beachwear and souvenirs to high fashion. The restaurants are just as varied, with everything from a casual food court to fine dining. The mall has all the major department stores, many local shops and designer stores like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Versace and Armani.
In addition to great shopping, Ala Moana also has a variety of different events and activities throughout the summer for tourists who want to be entertained while doing their shopping. The Royal Hawaiian Band (accompanied by hula dancers) frequently plays at Center Stage, which is one of the most popular amphitheatres in Hawaii.
Fourth of July fireworks and a variety of concerts at Center Stage. Savings pass for 20% at participating stores July 3-6.
July 18-20: Sidewalk sales
August 2: Back to School with live entertainment, fashion shows and giveaways.
Ala Moana is just minutes from Waikiki and has ample free parking for those driving.
The shopping center is also just a quick walk over from Ala Moana Beach Park.
There is also a shopping shuttle available to those tourists who want a quick easy way to hop to Ala Moana from Waikiki. The shuttle runs every 10 mins, 7 days a week between the center and various locations in Waikiki. Look for the pink trolleys. Cost: $2 each way.
Mon-Sat: 9:30 am-9 pm
Sunday: 10 am-7 pm
Makai Market: 9 am daily