- The list below includes 252 free or cheap things to do in or near Honolulu, Hawaii, including 62 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Beaches, Parks and Specialty Museums.
- From USS Arizona Memorial to Koko Head Crater Trail Hike, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Honolulu and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mililani, Kaneohe, Kapolei and Pearl City.
Sitting on the shores of Honolulu is Kakaako Waterfront Park, offering visitors opportunities to enjoy water-based activities, or hiking and sightseeing. Facilities include drinking water, restrooms, picnic tables, and an amphitheater.
Resting near Honolulu's financial district is Chinatown. Available are specialty markets, restaurants, bars, artisans, temples, and shops. There is also an art walk, small festivals, a theater, and underground nightlife entertainment.
Two daily tours are offered at the USS Missouri Memorial for visitors to explore the last battleship ever built. The ship sections that can be toured include the surrender deck, engine rooms, gun turrets and damage control central station.
A popular touristic attraction in Oahu, the Diamond Head covers 475 acres and has hiking trails. It was formed more than 300,000 years ago during a massive eruption, with the flora and fauna being introduced only 300 years ago. There are picnic areas on the site.
The largest open air flea market in all of Hawaii is the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet which is just outside of Waikiki. There are over 400 local merchants which set up booths at the swap meet that is open three days each week.
Held every week the Saturday Farmer's Market KCC is supported by the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation. It is located on the Kapiolani Community College Campus and hosts many local farmers and growers for fresh produce and foods.