Type: Shopping Centers
Shopping Malls and Centers: Oahu's best shopping draws aren't just in Honolulu or Waikiki. Don't miss Pearlridge, located in Aiea in central Oahu. It's the largest enclosed mall on Oʻahu with more than 170 stores and eateries and is anchored by Macy's, Sears, Bed, Bath & Beyond and Toys 'R' Us. This mall is split into two sides--Pearlridge Uptown and Pearlridge Downtown--connected by an elevated monorail, which you can take for $1 each way. Each side of the mall has its own food court and features local and chain stores. There's also a 16-screen movie theater. If you need to refuel after a long day of shopping, visit Anna Millers, a comfort food diner known for its fruit pies.
Best Shopping: Marked by the stately Aloha Tower, this harbor side shopping complex provides a glimpse of old Hawaii, complete with docked ships and crowds of tourists. The array of shops offers great souvenir options and all sorts of gift ideas. Representative items include candles, jewelry, clothing, Pacific crafts, fragrances, sunglasses, cigars, and island art. Onsite restaurants include Chai's Island Bistro, Gordon Biersch Brewery, and Don Ho's Island Grill. Make sure to visit the tower's observation deck while you're there. Although it's centrally located in Honolulu, the location offers a bit of an escape from the busy streets of Waikiki and the hustle and bustle of larger shopping centers.
98 - 1005 Moanalua Road
Aiea, HI 96701
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Shopping Malls and Centers: "Take the monorail for a quick ride to visit both sides of Pearlridge. It costs $1 each way."
Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: This central Oahu mall has a variety of local boutiques, department stores, two food courts and a theater.
Best Shopping: "Sit by the water and enjoy the peaceful ocean."
Recommended as Best Shopping Because: Located right on the water, Aloha Tower Marketplace is made up of unique shops with a great view.