Ala Moana Center
Delve into a world-class shopping experience at Ala Moana Center, a jewel in the crown of Honolulu, Hawaii’s retail scene. Renowned as the largest open-air shopping center in the world, this sprawling retail paradise houses an incredible array of stores, dining options, and entertainment venues, making it a must-visit destination for locals and visitors alike.
With more than 350 stores spread across four levels, Ala Moana Center presents a diverse range of retail offerings. From luxury brands like Chanel, Gucci, and Prada to popular retailers such as Apple, Zara, and Uniqlo, the center accommodates every shopper’s needs and desires. Its broad selection of department stores, specialty boutiques, and local retailers means that, whether you’re in search of high-end fashion, island-style apparel, or unique gifts, Ala Moana Center has you covered.
Yet Ala Moana Center is more than just a shopping mecca. The center boasts a gastronomic landscape as diverse as the island itself. Over 100 dining options ensure that every palate is catered to, from upscale restaurants serving exquisite international cuisine, to casual eateries offering local Hawaiian favorites. The center’s food court, one of the largest in the United States, provides a global culinary tour, while the center’s various cafes are perfect for a quick recharge during your shopping spree.
Adding to its allure, Ala Moana Center is also an entertainment hotspot. The center features a variety of live performances throughout the year at the Ala Moana Centerstage. Renowned for showcasing the best local talent, it’s not uncommon to see traditional Hawaiian hula dancers, local school bands, or international dance troupes putting on an unforgettable show.
Another notable highlight is the center’s Ewa Wing, a multi-level expansion that combines retail, dining, and Hawaii’s first Bloomingdale’s department store. The architectural design of this wing reflects Hawaii’s natural beauty, incorporating features such as a skylight inspired by traditional Hawaiian canoe houses and a centerpiece known as The Lantern, evoking a lantern lit in a plantation home.
From its inception in 1959, Ala Moana Center has evolved from a regional open-air shopping center to an international destination attracting millions of visitors each year. With its broad array of retail outlets, diverse dining options, and vibrant entertainment scene, Ala Moana Center is more than just a shopping center—it’s the heartbeat of Honolulu’s retail scene, providing a unique shopping and entertainment experience that’s distinctively Hawaii.