By Chris La Porte


Your new posting at Fort Shafter is surrounded by the tropical paradise of Honolulu, Hawaii. The city itself is mainly supported by tourism, so you’ll find that there is plenty to do in the area that’s an adventure for everyone in the family. Be sure to take full advantage of the entertainment amenities on post that offers a wide range of leisure activities and services. And with restaurants, beautiful beaches, and a host of other activities nearby, there’s no shortage of Fort Shafter things to do. We have organized activities into categories below; click any of them to jump to the section if you already know what you want to do around the post. (1-3) Golfing (4-6) Gyms (7-8) Movie Theaters (9-10) Bowling Alleys (11-14) Beaches and Outdoor Rec (15-17) Museums

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Fort Shafter Things to Do, Nearby

Fort Shafter Golf Course

1. Walter J Nagorski Golf Course

711 Morton Dr. Fort Shafter, HI 96858


1 (808) 438-9587 You’ll find the Walter J Nagorski Golf Course right on post. This 9 hole course is set right into the foothills of the valley, allowing for some great views of the ocean and downtown Honolulu while you play. This course has a chipping facility and practice greens, which is perfect for both beginners and experienced golfers alike. The Walter J Nagorski Golf Course is a part of the Fort Shafter MWR.


2. Honolulu Country Club
1690 Ala Puumalu St. Honolulu, HI 96818


1 (808) 441-9400 Designed by Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane, the Honolulu Country Club is the pinnacle of the golfing experience on the island. This championship golf course is a private club with a plethora of benefits for members. Two restaurants serve up mouth-watering choices, and the golf pro shop is a must-stop.

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

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


: 1 (808) 449-2304 Mamala Bay Golf Course is an 18-hole golf course with an incredible view right up alongside the beach, giving you a backdrop of the ocean while you play. You’ll also enjoy a driving range, putting green, and a pro shop here. Fort Shafter Gym

Fort Shafter Gym

4. Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center

Fort Shafter 170 Chapplear Rd. Honolulu, HI 96819


1 (808) 438-1152 The Fort Shafter Physical Fitness Center is part of the Fort Shafter MWR and offers equipment, classes, and personalized services. Some of the features of the gym include stair climbers, treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights, strength training equipment, personal training, and therapeutic services.


5. Iron Hawaiian Fitness
1727 Republican St. #3112 Honolulu, HI 96819


1 (808) 291-0262 Located just south of Fort Shafter, Iron Hawaiian Fitness has everything you need to train. They pride themselves on creating an atmosphere to keep you focused while offering equipment for bodybuilders, fitness enthusiasts, and athletes alike.
6. CrossFit 808
419 Waiakamilo Rd. Honolulu, HI 96817


1 (808) 848-1555 CrossFit 808 specializes in strength and conditioning training that develops individuals at any point in their fitness journey. You’ll have a varied combination of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio to help you reach all of your fitness goals. Fort Shafter Movie Theater

Fort Shafter Movie Theater


7. Regal Dole Cannery IMAX, 4DX, ScreenX & RPX
735 B Iwilei Rd. Honolulu, HI 96817


1 (844) 462-7342 The Regal Dole Cannery in downtown Honolulu offers a large theater complex with multiple screens that feature all the latest releases and has options for IMAX, 4DX, ScreenX, and RPX.
8. Consolidated Theatres Ward
Ward Entertainment Center 1044 Auahi St. Honolulu, HI 96814


1 (808) 594-7044 A local theater, Consolidated Theatres Ward, showcases new releases and bargain matinees. Select movies are offered in the Titan Luxe auditorium with luxury reclining seating. Fort Shafter Bowling

Fort Shafter Bowling

9. Fort Shafter Bowling Center

186 Chapplear Rd. Fort Shafter, HI 96858


1 (808) 438-6733 The Fort Shafter Bowling Center offers 22 lanes for all types of bowling events, from cosmic to league bowling. Be sure to try out The Strike Zone, a popular snack bar located inside. You’ll also have access to a pro shop that has bowling supplies and lessons.


10. Aiea Bowl
99-115 Aiea Heights Dr. Aiea, HI 96701


1 808) 488-6854 Aiea Bowl keeps it fresh with nightly themes that include glow bowling and live DJs. Aiea Bowl also offers party packages and features a full restaurant. Fort Shafter Beaches and Outdoor Rec

Fort Shafter Beaches and Outdoor Rec


11. Waikīkī Beach
Honolulu, HI 96815 Waikiki Beach in Honolulu is the must-stop place for a relaxing afternoon. The famous beach is the epitome of Hawaii with white sands, a view of Diamond Head, restaurants, and palm trees.
12. Halona Blowhole and Beach Cove
8483 HI-72 Honolulu, HI 96825


1 (808) 464-0840 A short drive to the other side of the island will take you to the Halona Blowhole, which is one of Hawaii’s natural wonders. Created by molten lava thousands of years ago, you can view the wonder from the highway and then head down to the beach for an afternoon of swimming in the cove.
13. Diamond Head State Monument
Honolulu, HI 96815


1 (808) 587-0300 On the eastern edge of the Waikiki coastline, Diamond Head sits with its iconic profile for all to see. Take a hiking trip to the summit and explore the creator that formed from a single explosive eruption 300,000 years ago. There is no better view of the surrounding beaches and crystal clear ocean coastline.


14. Hanauma Bay
Hawaii 96825 On the southwest side of Oahu, just ten miles east of Waikiki lies Hanauma Bay, where you can enjoy the marine ecosystem first-hand. More than 400 species of Hawaiian fishes are there to enjoy while you snorkel in the bay. You may even spot a turtle or two. Fort Shafter Museums

Fort Shafter Museums


15. Pearl Harbor National Memorial
1 Arizona Memorial Pl. Honolulu, HI 96818


1 (808) 422-3399 This is the famous site commemorating the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The Pearl Harbor National Memorial features the USS Arizona Memorial plus museums featuring stories and historic items from WWII.
16. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
319 Lexington Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96818


1 (808) 441-1000 With a focus on WWII memorabilia, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum features exhibits showcasing historical aircraft. With countless aircraft from various points in American military history and a virtual flight simulator, this museum is something you won’t want to miss.
17. Bishop Museum
1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, HI 96817


1 (808) 847-3511 Experience the history of Hawaii’s rich culture and heritage at the Bishop Museum. This premier natural and cultural museum showcases exhibits about native Hawaiian and other Pacific Island histories. Plus, you can visit the site’s planetarium.


Whether you like to relax for a lazy afternoon on a world-famous beach, or want to soak in the rich history of the island, we are sure that your posting at Fort Shafter will be surrounded by plenty of things to do. You will find your favorite spots, and be sure to talk to the locals for more great things to do around Fort Shafter.  




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