Why Is the Ala Moana Shopping Center So Famous?

If you plan to do any shopping while visiting Oahu, the famous Ala Moana Center in urban Honolulu should be at the top of your list. With over 350 shops and restaurants and over two million square feet of retail space, Ala Moana is the largest open-air shopping center in the world. The Ala Moana shopping experience also includes live Hawaiian music, hula performances, a play area for children, and much more. There’s something there for everyone!

Planning your Oahu vacation will allow you to make the most of your stay. We recommend setting aside at least one day for your Ala Moana shopping excursion. When you’re ready for other adventures, be sure to access our complimentary Oahu Travel Guide! It’s a thorough resource that outlines all of the best attractions on the different shores of Oahu. Don’t book your Oahu vacation without using this vital resource!

What You Need to Know About the Ala Moana Shopping Center

Shopping at the South Shore’s Most Famous Mall

The name Ala Moana means “path to the sea,” which is fitting due to the shopping center’s proximity to the sea. The center’s connection to the ocean is reflected throughout the complex in art displays, koi ponds, and fountains.

Ala Moana Shops

This shopping mall features a wide range of clothing stores, including department stores like Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s, and designer stores like Chanel, Prada, and Versace. Ala Moana also has several shops dedicated to shoes, health and beauty, jewelry, and more.

What to Know Before You Go

Need a little inspiration before you shop? Browse the Ala Moana Shopping Magazine. Need a little direction once you’re there? Consult the Ala Moana Shopping Center map and directory. The Ala Moana mall hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dining at Ala Moana Center

There are a staggering number of Ala Moana mall restaurants – nearly 100! Many are in or near Makai Market which serves as Ala Moana’s food court. There are also a number of full-service restaurants, many of which have full bars, such as Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks and Lucky Strike Social.

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