**** WALKING TOURS ARE NOW FULL! Add your name to our waiting list ****
To add your name to our waiting list please email Camilla Nicholas with your name and number or walkers. In case of a cancellation, we will contact you before the event. If you do not receive an email or phone call by Friday, April 11 at 4pm, we apologize but we were not able to accommodate you.
We still offer our regular Saturday Architectural Walking Tour in Downtown Honolulu for a low cost of $10/walker. Check out our event calendar for open tours and register today.
8th Annual Free Public Walking Tour: Waikiki
Online Registration: Online registration is required for
planning purposes as we expect ~200 walkers. On the registration
form indicate your preferred start time. We will contact you by
email/phone a few days before the event with your exact start time.
Event Overview: As part of the Eight Annual Architecture Month celebration, the public is invited to join -- by reservation - in a Waikiki Walking Tour, led by AIA architects, on Saturday, April 12.
This tour is a specially organized event that will be held by AIA Honolulu on this date only.
Walking Tour Overview: Over the course of ~ 2 hours, walkers will learn about architecturally significant historic buildings and areas in Waikiki -- a world-famous locale that we are all familiar with, but that too few of us appreciate as a center of historic architecture. The tour covers a distance of 1-1.5 miles.
What to Bring? All walkers are encouraged to bring water and snacks to keep up their energy. Comfortable shoes, sunscreen and hats are highly recommended.
Meeting Point - Staggered Tours: Staggered tours will be departing from the Royal Hawaiian Hotel at Tower Lounge, starting from 8:30am with the last tour leaving at 10am. Again, online registration is required.
Parking Suggestion: Stay green by walking or taking the bus. If you have to drive we suggest to park at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center (not the hotel parking). Parking with VALIDATION (buy water, a cookie etc at the shopping center) is FREE for the 1st hour. For the next three hours the fee is $1/hour = $3 for 4 hours. After that it becomes very expensive.
Need more information? Contact our event chairs Tonia Moy, AIA or Brenda Lowrey, AIA.