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The 4 Best Running Routes for Your Honolulu Vacation

Author 10-25-2023

Vacation doesn’t have to mean a break from your fitness routine, especially when you’re staying at the Ilikai Hotel, Ilikai Marina, or Discovery Bay in beautiful Honolulu. Imagine starting your day with a jog along scenic routes that offer breathtaking ocean views, lush landscapes, and the invigorating Hawaiian air. Jogging on vacation provides a unique and active way to explore the local scenery, allowing you to discover hidden gems you might otherwise miss. So, lace up those running shoes and get ready to experience Honolulu like never before as we cover four excellent running routes for your Honolulu Vacation.

1. Ala Moana Beach Park

Aerial view of Ala Moana Beach Park towards Diamond Head

Perfect for those who love to start or end their day with a scenic jog, Ala Moana Beach Park is more than just a convenient option for guests at the Ilikai Hotel. The park is a local treasure, offering a 2.5-mile loop that not only provides ample running space but also captivates with panoramic ocean views. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in Hawaii’s natural beauty while keeping up with your fitness routine. While you’re there, be sure to check out Magic Island. This man-made peninsula offers a 0.75-mile loop with a paved path. It’s a great option for those who want a shorter run but still crave the ocean views and a glimpse of downtown Honolulu.

2. Diamond Head

man at top of Diamond Head Crater looking out over the ocean

If you’re up for a challenge and want to combine sightseeing with your workout, Diamond Head State Monument is the place to go. The trail to the summit is about 1.6 miles each way, and while it’s a bit of a climb, the reward is a breathtaking view of Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean. Elevate your running experience, literally, with a visit to this trail.

3. Kapiolani Park

Queen Kapiolani Park in Oahu, Hawaii

Situated just east of Diamond Head, Kapiolani Park is a must for runners who prefer flat terrains and multiple route options. The park features a 2.5-mile loop around its perimeter, as well as several crisscrossing paths within the park. It’s a versatile choice for those looking to customize their run while enjoying the stunning landscapes that make Honolulu so unique.

4. Waikiki Beach

Silhouette of palm trees against the setting sun with people walking at Waikiki Beach

If the sound of waves crashing is music to your ears, then a run along Waikiki Beach is just the path for you! The beach stretches for about 2 miles, offering plenty of space to run beside the shoreline. It’s a unique way to experience one of the world’s most famous beaches, all while keeping active during your vacation.

Discover Your Perfect Run in Paradise

Living room view of Ilikai Tower 1144 in Oahu

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a unique way to explore Honolulu, these four running routes offer something for everyone. From the challenging inclines of Diamond Head to the serene loops around Ala Moana Beach Park, you’ll find the perfect backdrop for your vacation jogs. Don’t miss out on experiencing Honolulu in this active and invigorating way. Book your Honolulu vacation with Marina Hawaii Vacations today and lace up for the adventure of a lifetime!