By Chris La Porte


Welcome to your beautiful new posting at United States Coast Guard Base Honolulu. You’ll be just northeast and a few minutes out of Waikiki in an area that offers some of the best things to do in Honolulu. You’ll be surrounded by beaches, historical landmarks, and plenty of other adventurous things to do in Hawaii at USCG Base Honolulu. Below, you’ll find that we’ve organized the activities you can do around base by type. Have fun as you explore the best things to do in Honolulu and the rest of Oahu.

Suggested read:

USCG Base Honolulu: In-Depth Welcome Center

Best Things To Do In Honolulu Near Base

USCG Base Honolulu Golf

1. Oahu Country Club

150 Country Club Rd. Honolulu, HI 96817


: 1 (808) 595-6331 The Oahu Country Club is one of Hawaii’s most prestigious golf clubs, and it’s located only ten minutes outside of downtown Honolulu. A round of golf here is one of the best things to do in Honolulu alone or with a group of other avid golfers to get away for a little while. Here, you’ll find a pro shop, bar, fitness center, pool, and The Grille, a full dining experience for lunch and dinner.

2. Ala Wai Golf Course

404 Kapahulu Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815


: 1 (808) 733-7387 On the perimeter of downtown Waikiki, you’ll find the Ala Wai Golf Course. You’ll have incredible views of Diamond Head, the Koolau mountain range, and the iconic Waikiki skyline on this one-of-a-kind course. The 18-hole course also features a pro shop, restaurant and snack bar, and a driving range.

3. Mamala Bay Golf Course

625 Mamala Bay Dr. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI 96853


: 1 (808) 449-2304 You’ll have the perfect view of the Pacific Ocean on the 18-hole course of Mamala Bay Golf Course. This facility is part of the MWR program and features a driving range with practice facilities, a pro shop, PGA pros on staff, lessons, and a place to grab a bite to eat.

USCG Base Honolulu Gyms

4. Flexx Fitness Hawaii

650 Iwilei Rd. Unit 125A Honolulu, HI 96817


: 1 (808) 888-0848 As one of Oahu’s newest gyms, Flexx Fitness Hawaii is a top-of-the-line facility with both indoor and outdoor equipment. You’ll have a dedicated staff focused on your own personal growth and fitness with the option for personal trainers. All equipment is state-of-the-art.

5. Anytime Fitness Honolulu

747 Queen St. Honolulu, HI 96813


: 1 (808) 744-5300 Anytime Fitness Honolulu features a fully equipped gym near downtown that focuses on personal training. You’ll have some unique options here, from fitness consultation to group workouts to one-on-one training.

6. CrossFit Oahu

556 Reed Ln. Honolulu, HI 96813


: 1 (808) 215-5144 CrossFit Oahu is the fitness center that works with your schedule and your goals. They focus on your success, and their coaching staff is serious about helping you achieve your fitness goals. Through CrossFit, you’ll get an amazing class experience that is designed for members of all fitness levels.

USCG Base Honolulu Theaters

7. Regal Dole Cannery ScreenX, 4DX, IMAX & RPX

735 B Iwilei Rd. Honolulu, HI 96817


: 1 (844) 462-7342 Regal Dole Cannery is part of the well-known chain of movie theaters of Regal Cinemas and offers multiple screens at this location. There are options for 4DX, IMAX, and RPX, as well as luxurious seating in every theater where new releases both big and small are featured.

8. Consolidated Theatres Ward with TITAN LUXE

Ward Entertainment Center 1044 Auahi St, Honolulu, HI 96814


: 1 (808) 594-7044 The Consolidated Theatres Ward is a local chain that was founded in 1917 and is just one of the many things to do in downtown Honolulu. It features first-run films, has 3D capabilities, and is well-known for their affordable matinee showings.

USCG Base Honolulu Bowling Alleys

9. Lucky Strike Honolulu

1450 Ala Moana Blvd. Ste 3260, Honolulu, HI 96814


: 1 (808) 664-1140 If you’re looking for a wide range of things to do all in one place, Lucky Strike Honolulu is just what you need. You’ll find multiple lanes for bowling, with cosmic bowling, cocktails, laser tag, and so much more. surfer in a wave

USCG Base Honolulu Beaches and Outdoor Rec

10. Waikīkī Beach

Honolulu, HI 96815 On the South Shore of Oahu lies one of the most famous beaches in the entire world – Waikiki Beach. You’ll have stunning views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean, and you’ll be sure to find a spot here that's perfect for a day in the sun. The sunset views also make it one of the most romantic things to do in Hawaii.

11. Diamond Head State Monument

Honolulu, HI 96815


: 1 (808) 587-0300 A trail leads to the summit of this iconic volcanic cone that offers panoramic views that make Diamond Head one of the best things to do in Honolulu. There are no better views of the Waikiki coastline than the summit of Diamond Head.

12. Tantalus Lookout - Puu Ualakaa State Park

Nutridge St. Honolulu, HI 96822


: 1 (808) 587-0300 The Tantalus Lookout is a scenic spot in the Puu Ualakaa State Park, where you’ll have a great view of the Waikiki skyline with the iconic Diamond Head also in view. This forested area provides great hiking trails, which is one of the best cheap activities in Oahu, Hawaii.

13. Kakaʻako Waterfront Park

102 Ohe St. Honolulu, HI 96813


: 1 (808) 594-0300 Kaka’ako Waterfront Park is conveniently close to base and offers some of the best oceanfront views of the Pacific. You can do all kinds of activities here, from walking the promenade and amphitheater to sunbathing and fishing.

14. Foster Botanical Garden

180 N Vineyard Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96817


: 1 (808) 768-7135 The Foster Botanical Garden dates back to 1853 and offers a peaceful outdoor spot in the middle of the city. Enjoy tropical plants, orchids, and cycads in this gem of a spot that is still one of the best things to do in downtown Honolulu.

USCG Base Honolulu Museums

15. Bishop Museum

1525 Bernice St. Honolulu, HI 96817


: 1 (808) 847-3511 At the Bishop Museum, you’ll find exhibits centered around the rich natural and cultural history of Hawaii and the Pacific. The museum showcases more than 25 million cultural and historical treasures alongside their natural exhibits. There is also a Planetarium where you can discover the beauty of the Hawaiian sky for yourself.

16. Pearl Harbor National Memorial

1 Arizona Memorial Pl. Honolulu, HI 96818


: 1 (808) 422-3399 One of the most famous memorials in the United States, the Pearl Harbor National Memorial features the USS Arizona memorial honoring those fallen in the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. You’ll find a wide range of exhibits and artifacts from WW2 in the museum here.


With one of the largest vacation destinations in the world as your backyard, you’re sure to easily find plenty of the best things to do in Honolulu near the USCG Base. You’ll have ample beaches and oceanfront views while still having the entertainment of downtown Honolulu at your disposal. We hope you found this guide helpful and wish you an easy transfer to your new base.



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