Ala Moana is a residential neighbourhood of the city of Honolulu, situated along the southern coastline of O’ahu in Hawaii. The developing area is bordered by Waikīkī, Kakaʻako, and Makiki and often considered a joint district with Kaka’ako. Ala Moana is a commercial hotspot of Hawaii as well as a blossoming tourist attraction due to its long, pearly white sand beaches.
The most popular things to do in the area include extensive shopping opportunities at the Ala Moana Centre, an open-air mall offering an assortment of high-end designer brand clothing stores and great dining spots against a scenic oceanfront backdrop. The Ala Moana Beach Park is the most frequented beach attraction with calm waters perfect for swimming, walking promenades, grassy knolls for strolling, and concession stands. Other interests in Ala Moana include visiting the Hawaii Children's Discovery Centre, scuba diving, boat charters, and hiking through the region’s various parks.
Ala Moana is known as one of the city’s most pedestrian-friendly areas, and walking is the most popular form of transportation. Public transit includes a convenient bus service with a major connection station in the area.
The Ala Moana area began as a prime agricultural and fishing region and has since blossomed into a thriving residential and commercial cornerstone of the city of Honolulu. The developing neighbourhood is an icon of sustainability, accessibility and tourist attraction.