Monday, September 6, 2010
Between the beach and busy Ala Moana Blvd is a 500 foot wide stretch of grass with plenty of shady trees. On our trip this area was largely empty, save for a few families picnicking. On the west side of the grassy area you will find a paved path that appears to be popular with local joggers and bikers. A nice benefit of this space is that it provides separation from the high rise buildings and the beach, unlike Waikiki where many hotels line the sand.
Parking is plentiful, though on weekends a late arrival will lead you to stalking departing surfers - if you feel like a lower stress parking experience, both Ward and Ala Moana shopping centers have free covered parking an easy 1 block walk away.