Hawaii Convention Center – Things To Do With Your Team

Consider you and your team lucky if you end up having a tournament at the Hawaii Convention Center. This complex is located in Honolulu, right near the Pacific Ocean. That means it’ll be easy to get to one of Hawaii’s pristine beaches during your visit. The convention center alone is extraordinary with its 200,000 square foot exhibit hall, two-tiered seating theater, and 35,000 square foot ballroom. Go explore as much of Honolulu as you can while you’re there. You don’t want to miss out on any of the awesome attractions this paradise island has to offer.


Things to Do

Magic Island Beach

You’ve probably never been so close to a Hawaiian beach before, now’s your chance to experience one for yourself. Magic Island Beach is only a short walk away from the Hawaii Convention Center. This beach’s golden sand and bright blue water will charm you for the entirety of your visit. Enjoy the cool waters of the Pacific or get a tan going on the soft, sandy beach. Adjacent to the shoreline is a grassy area with tables where you can have a picnic under the shade of some trees. The views you will discover at the beach easily warrant taking a couple pictures, so remember to bring your phone or camera. You’ll feel like you’re in paradise when you visit Magic Island Beach. Ala Moana Park Drive, Honolulu, HI 96814


Ala Moana Center

One of the coolest shopping malls you’ll ever get the pleasure of going to, Ala Moana Center is an open air mall with over 350 stores and restaurants. You won’t find a bigger mall in all of Hawaii than the Ala Moana Center. How lucky for you that it’s so close to the Hawaii Convention Center. The mall not only provides an unparalleled selection, it also treats its guests to free live music. Throughout the day, local musicians play at the mall and add to the Hawaiian atmosphere. A daily Hula show is put on at 1pm as well. By the time you leave the Ala Moana Center, it will have skyrocketed to the top of your list of favorite malls. 1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814


Hawaii Army Museum Society

Honoring the native Hawaiian army as well as the United States army, the Hawaii Army Museum Society’s facility, located by the Hawaii Convention Center, is full of fascinating displays and artifacts. Learn how the first Hawaiians lived and fought wars over 1,000 years ago. You’ll also discover interesting facts about Hawaii, like the fact that a feudal system was established long before contact with European explorers.

Some of the museum is dedicated to telling the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor. You can expect to see placards discussing the events of that infamous day and various artifacts recovered from the attack. Photos of many of the events discussed in the museum add to the attention to detail of the exhibits. Perhaps the coolest part about the museum is all of the old military vehicles and artillery they have. Tanks, a helicopter, quite a few artillery weapons, and more are all residing at the museum for guests to learn about and study. Your team will thoroughly enjoy spending some time at the Hawaii Army Museum Society. 2161 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815


Waikiki Beach Walk

Hawaii Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsIf it’s one thing Hawaii is known for, it’s beautiful beaches. Checking out more than one of them is never a bad idea. At Waikiki Beach Walk, you not only get to spend some time at the legendary Waikiki Beach, you can do a little souvenir shopping as well. Start off by taking in the miraculous sights of the beach, with its crisp, clear water and warm, sandy beaches. If you start to get hungry or thirsty, you can head on over to the shops. There is a fine selection of stores that can be found on the two floors of the mini mall. After you get a bite to eat and maybe do some shopping, you can return to the beach for some more rest and relaxation, or go for a swim in the Pacific. 227 Lewers St, Honolulu, HI 96815


Honolulu Zoo

The biggest and most famous zoo in Hawaii, Honolulu Zoo, isn’t very far from the Hawaii Convention Center. This 42 acre zoo has over 1,200 animals for you to see! This attraction is best for when you have a lot of free time you can set aside, since you won’t want to miss any of the animals. The zoo residents can be divided into four main categories: amphibian, bird, mammal, and reptile.

All four categories have a large population for you to discover. You’ll encounter many species of frogs, turtles and tortoises, a giant salamander, and many more exotic amphibians and reptiles. Some of the mammals which your team will get excited about are zebras, lions, elephants, tigers, hippos, rhinos, chimpanzees, and giraffes. Honolulu Zoo’s assortment of animals is astounding. Each and every one will keep your team engaged and curious. They will be zoo experts by the time they leave. 151 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815


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Places to Eat

Aloha Kitchen

You’re most likely used to food on the mainland. Why not give Hawaiian cuisine a chance while you’re in Honolulu? Aloha Kitchen is the perfect casual diner where you can get some tasty Hawaiian classics. All of the food found there is very affordable and of course, delicious. You’ll find a lot of meals that you are accustomed to, but at Aloha Kitchen, they put their own Hawaiian twist on things. From combination platters with a Hawaiian go-to – spam – to Asian inspired dishes that have that Hawaiian touch, you and your team will enjoy your food. Burgers, teriyaki bowls, and more can also be found on the menu, all with a little Hawaiian flare. Aloha Kitchen serves breakfast as well. 432 Ena Rd, Honolulu, HI 9681


Cheeseburger Waikiki

A restaurant with a more traditional American feel, but with just enough Hawaiian inspiration in its dishes, Cheeseburger Waikiki cooks up a mighty juicy hamburger. This restaurant is only a short walk from the Hawaii Convention Center and is a perfect spot to grab a bite. Start your visit off with some island style fries or ribs for the team to share. Then, move on to the main course. The kitchen cooks a lot of different burgers, sandwiches, fish tacos, and salads. Even the pickiest of eaters will be happy going to Cheeseburger Waikiki. 1945 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815


Hiking Hawaii Café

Hawaii Convention Center - Travel - Hotels4TeamsHiking Hawaii Café is a cross between a sightseeing company and restaurant. If you are interested in being shown some of the sights of Honolulu, this is the ideal place to go. If you’re just looking for a great place to eat, Hiking Hawaii Café is still a great option. Go for breakfast and enjoy some eggs and meat or have a breakfast burrito or sandwich. For lunch, up until 5pm, the café offers Paninis, pizza, wraps, burritos, and salads. Hiking Hawaii Café does focus on making healthier meals for its customers, but they guarantee that everyone dish tastes amazing. 1956 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96815


Los Chaparros Mexican Restaurant

Switching up from Hawaiian and American, Los Chaparros Mexican Restaurant has all of the Mexican dishes that your team knows and loves. You’ll find authentic, freshly made burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and sandwiches. Los Chaparros also has a specialty dish menu with items like Carne Asada and Chile Verde. 2140 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96826


Most people only dream of going to Honolulu. You and your team will actually get to experience the breath taking sights with your own eyes if you have a tournament at the Hawaii Convention Center. There’s simply so much to do nearby that deciding what you want to do first will be tough. One thing you need to make sure you do though is visit at least one of Honolulu’s spectacular beaches.