Shop Till You Drop! – Girls Weekend Getaway in Honolulu

September 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Destinations, Hawaii

Do you love to shop? Does your ultimate vacation include time spent shopping with friends? Well, pack some comfortable shoes and get ready to shop because if you love to travel and you love to shop with the girls, you might consider visiting “Ala Moana” in Honolulu, Hawaii. The shopping center boasts over 290 stores and restaurants in their directory, with plenty of time to do ample shopping and bonding with the girls. A weekend can be easily spent at this center; however, there are many resorts and attractions nearby in case you get tired of shopping. As if!

The shopping center is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 9:00pm so you’ve got just over 12 hours to explore the mall. Start early, you’ve got a lot of ground to cover. On Sunday the mall is open from 10:00am to 7:00pm. The schedule may vary on holidays and also may vary depending upon store and restaurant schedules. Getting to the mall is easy, especially if you are staying at a local resort. There is a trolley that stops at ten different locations and runs seven days a week with pickups every ten minutes. The trolley costs $2.00 each way, with children three and under being free. Be sure to carry exact change for the trolley.

Inside the mall, you can find the directory to locate the stores you wish to shop at. Because of the variety of stores available that may not be local to you, you might wish to walk the mall in its entirety to be sure to take in all of the possible shopping opportunities. Hence the need for comfortable shoes. On Ho’okipa Terrace, you can take a break and enjoy a meal from a plethora of different restaurants.

There are many opportunities to view entertainment as well. The center hosts different bands and choruses to provide atmosphere. In keeping with the Hawaiian environment, there are koi ponds throughout the mall for your viewing pleasure.

Near the shopping center are many other activities. Hawaii has many beautiful resorts that host spas and beaches. Waikiki is a short drive away from the shopping center and offers an aquarium and many beaches on the coast for rest and relaxation. The Honolulu Zoo is also close by so you can visit with the animals and have a good time.

If you need a vacation with the girls and you are looking to shop, visit the Ala Moana shopping center in Honolulu, Hawaii and shop till you drop! Make the most of the shopping center by touring the mall in its entirety so as not to miss any good shopping deals. Trolleys are available for traveling in addition to the four story parking garage that also offers valet parking. When you’re not shopping, the surrounding area boasts beautiful resorts and aquariums along with a zoo for your entertainment. With good company, great shopping, and beautiful scenery, you’ll be on your way to enjoying the ultimate vacation!

Presented by:
Sima Kimble

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