Visiting a well-known tourist center takes a certain amount of patience; though you’ll be dropping by a place savvy in the ways of hosting guests, the lines may be longer, the crowds might be thicker and the souvenirs will certainly be tchotchkier. That doesn’t mean you should avoid the high-profile hot spots, however. If handled correctly, even a trip to one of Hawaii’s most iconic beaches can feel personalized and relaxed. Waikiki vacation rentals combine the amenities of home with myriad diversions both unique and, comfortingly, just what you’d expect from a top Oahu beach destination.
Located on Oahu’s south shore just a few miles from Honolulu, Waikiki exemplifies all that is carefree about the Aloha State. Having the option to surf, swim, sunbathe and taste the flavors of the island (the fresh seafood and tropical drinks will never grow tiresome) will lay the foundation for what’s to come by slowing the pace of the spinning world. You’ll be in all new surroundings and nestled close to a scene filled with resorts, hotels and your fellow travelers, but don’t be surprised to find yourself sleeping soundly the very first night in the master bedroom of your Waikiki vacation rental.
How exactly will you spend your time here? Take in a free film on a 30-foot outdoor screen when you stop by Sunset on the Beach; stop for a moment to properly appreciate the sight of Diamond Head, the volcanic cone visible across the water; stroll down Kalakaua Avenue, the major shopping drag, for upscale goods or silly knick-knacks perfect for bringing home to the kids and jealous friends you left behind. You’re not the first one to visit this particular locale, but with Waikiki rentals and a readiness to float above the fray your upcoming Oahu vacation will surely manage to be one of a kind.
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