By Chris La Porte
Your new posting at Tripler Army Medical Center has you smack dab in the middle of some of the best things to do in Hawaii. With world-famous beaches on your doorstep, incredible hiking trails, and some of the most well-known museums and memorials close by, there’s no shortage of outings for the whole family. This guide has everything organized below by activities that you’ll find around your posting.

Best Things To Do in Hawaii Near Tripler Army Medical Center

Tripler Army Medical Center Golf

1. Moanalua Golf Club

1250 Ala Aolani St. Honolulu, HI 96819


: 1 (808) 839-2311 Constructed in 1898, the Moanalua Golf Club is a 9-hole golf course with a sweeping view of beautiful Moanalua scenery. Perfect for golfers of all skill levels and open to the public, you’ll find an on-site restaurant and bar here, too.

2. Pearl Country Club

98-535 Kaonohi St. Aiea, HI 96701


: 1 (808) 487-3802 One of the best places to play a round of golf in Oahu, Pearl Country Club hosts Tour players from all over the world. The views are unbeatable on this golf course, and it presents a fun challenge for any level of play, no matter the golfer.

3. Bay View Mini-Putt and Zipline

45-285 Kaneohe Bay Dr. Kaneohe, HI 96744


: 1 (808) 247-6464 If you want to golf but want more cheap things to do in Hawaii, then Bay View Mini-Putt and Zipline is the place for you. Choose from different packages that include mini-golf, the zipline, or a combo of both for yourself or a whole party. You’ll have two 18-hole mini-golf courses to choose from, so there’s plenty of fun to go around.

Tripler Army Medical Center Gyms

Tripler Army Medical Center Gyms

4. Tripler Physical Fitness Center & Pool

315 Krukowski Rd. Bldg. 300 Honolulu, HI 96819


: 1 (808) 433-6443 Run by the U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii’s MWR, the Tripler Physical Fitness Center and Pool is there to get you into shape. A wide range of exercise machines is available, along with classes including Step Cardio, Cardio Kickboxing, and Zumba.

5. Uptempo Athletics

1215 Ala Aolani St. Honolulu, HI 96819


: 1 (808) 220-4766 Uptempo Athletics has a unique approach to physical training. They develop the “total athlete” by creating training programs revolving around the athletic movement and patterns found in all sports. They focus on core strength, athletic coordination, and mobility.

6. Pier Side Fitness Center

Waterfront St. Bldg. 667 Honolulu, HI 96818


: 1 (808) 473-2436 Run by the Navy MWR, Pier Side Fitness Center has plenty of options for you to choose from for your workout routine. They have cardio equipment, weight equipment, saunas, indoor volleyball, indoor basketball courts, and more!

Tripler Army Medical Center Theaters

Tripler Army Medical Center Theaters

7. Regal Pearl Highlands

1000 Kamehameha Hwy. #231 Pearl City, HI 96782


: 1 (844) 462-7342 Regal Pearl Highlands is part of the popular theater chain that showcases new-release films. Enjoy the plush seating of this theater with ScreenX and RPX features.

8. Consolidated Theatres Pearlridge

98-1005 Moanalua Rd. #600 Aiea, HI 96701


: 1 (808) 483-5339 Consolidated Theatres Pearlridge is located near Tripler Army Medical Center and features a modern 16-screen movie theater. There, you can view mainstream Hollywood titles, as well as an assortment of current Asian films.

Tripler Army Medical Center Bowling Alleys

9. Aiea Bowl

3 Aiea Shopping Center 99-115 Aiea Heights Dr. Aiea, HI 96701


: 1 (808) 488-6854 You’ll find plenty of entertainment at Aiea Bowl if you’re looking for a night out. There are nightly themes like Glow Bowling and DJs, so be sure to book a night for the whole crew to celebrate whatever you want.

Tripler Army Medical Center Beaches and Outdoor Rec.

Hawaii mountain

10. Waikīkī Beach

Honolulu, HI 96815 At Tripler, you’ll be just northwest of one of the most famous beaches in the world – Waikiki Beach. A sunset walk here is one of the most romantic things to do in Hawaii, so you won’t want to miss the chance to walk these sands.

11. Diamond Head State Monument

Honolulu, HI 96815


: 1 (808) 587-0300 There’s no better view in all of Honolulu than from the top of Diamond Head. This dormant volcano offers panoramic views of the shoreline and Pacific Ocean and is one of the most breathtaking free things to do in Hawaii if you’re looking for an affordable outing.

12. AMR Skatepark

1722 Begonia Loop. Honolulu, HI 96818


: 1 (808) 833-0255 A great spot to get some skateboarding in, the AMR Skatepark has ramps, platforms, and rails perfect for practicing grinds and jumps. Being so close to the Tripler Army Medical Center makes it a convenient hangout spot.

13. Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden

45-680 Luluku Rd. Kaneohe, HI 96744


: 1 (808) 233-7323 Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden has 400 acres of tropical plants for you to bask in and walk amongst. The man-made freshwater lake and hiking trails also make this a wonderful outing for the day. It’s accurately named “a peaceful refuge.” It’s so popular and breathtaking that you’ll find many a Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden wedding being planned here!

14. Tripler Ridge Trail

Honolulu, HI 96819


: 1 (808) 768-7135 With the trailhead just around the corner from Tripler Army Medical Center, you’ll have easy access to one of the more beautiful hikes in the area on Tripler Ridge Trail. With its steady inclines and lush vegetation, this is not just one of the most adventurous things to do in Hawaii; it’s one of the best things to do in Honolulu, Hawaii, period.

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15. Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum

319 Lexington Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96818


: 1 (808) 441-1000 With a focus on WW2, the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum showcases many aircraft with historical significance. The museum is located on the historic Ford Island that sits in the middle of Pearl Harbor. This island had some of the largest ships in the United States fleet moored along its shores on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941.

16. Pearl Harbor National Memorial

1 Arizona Memorial Pl. Honolulu, HI 96818


: 1 (808) 422-3399 Steeped in honor and history, the Pearl Harbor National Memorial is a must-visit for anyone looking for some of the best things to do in Hawaii. The memorial features the USS Arizona, which still leaks oil from the Pearl Harbor attacks, and a selection of WW2 exhibits in the museum.


It’s doubtful you’ll ever find an end to activities with one of the largest destinations on the globe as your new home. Tripler Army Medical Center is plopped right in the middle of some of the best things to do in Hawaii. We hope this guide provided plentiful options for your entertainment and has made your transfer to Oahu an easy one.



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