Trip Planner:   USA  /  Hawaii  /  Oahu  /  Honolulu  /  Magic Island

Magic Island, Honolulu

4.6
#3 of 9 in Nature in Honolulu
Magic Island is a small manmade peninsula in Honolulu, Hawaii, adjacent to Ala Moana Beach Park and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. It was created in 1964 as the site of a resort complex, but was subsequently converted to a park. The name was changed to "Aina Moana," but the new name is used infrequently.The park on Magic Island is a popular spot where people gather for picnics, frisbee, socializing, and occasional festival or drama performances. Because it was a preferred location among homeless squatters, overnight camping was recently banned in the park.Each year, the Ala Moana Center puts on a fireworks show over Magic Island for the Fourth of July that draws numerous spectators to the surrounding parks. In conjunction with the show, the Ala Moana Center ropes off a portion of its parking lot for a Fourth of July concert featuring many local bands.The park's hours are from sunrise to sunset daily.
For travelers who use our world travel planner, Honolulu holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Magic Island and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Source
Create an itinerary including Magic Island
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
510 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • August 11, 2017
    Free parking, easy access, open space, in the center of the city. Great to exercise, swim, or simply sit back and relax.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Beautiful view and serene park. But it gets quite congested during sunset since everyone is trying to take photos of the view. Hard to get a nice one since everyone is hogging spots and crowding the p...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Perfect place for a family picnic. There is a short walk from the parking lot fronting Magic Island...also a little enclosed beach safe for children at the ocean edge of the island. There are bathroom...  more »

Plan your trip to Honolulu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Honolulu

Most of Honolulu's luxury hotels and oceanfront condos are located in Waikiki, the city's most popular neighborhood. Staying in this area keeps you within walking distance of one of the world's finest beaches, but it also means paying a bundle for your room and board. To avoid high rates and big crowds, consider the budget hotels outside Waikiki's busiest areas. Smaller hotels just a short drive from the city's beaches offer comfortable rooms and good food at a fraction of the price of their Waikiki equivalents.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Honolulu by other users

59 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE January, culture, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 57 days in Continental USA BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 41 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM NORWAY August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Anchorage, Hawaii & Banff National Park BY A USER FROM NORWAY July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM NORWAY November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Hawaii BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Honolulu & Island of Hawaii BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Honolulu BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans