- 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.
Haleiwa Alii Beach Park is a 19 acre beach park featuring a large open field and a recreation center. The beach is suitable for surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, and diving. Swimming is possible, however the ocean bottom is uncomfortably rocky.
Known for its soft white sand, Papa'iloa Beach is a scenic beach that provides visitors with picturesque sights when visiting. Visitors enjoy taking in the sights, surfing, or even catching a glimpse of a bathing sea turtle on the beach.
Since 2009, friends, families, and vendors have gathered at Hale'iwa Farmers' Market, to celebrate the beautiful lands and bountiful harvests on their island. In addition to the fresh produce and goods, visitors listen to music while the kids make arts and crafts, and more.
Pu'uiki Beach provides a scenic setting for both picnic and games along with two pavilions and lots of room for activities. Pu'uiki offers a groomed baseball field for little league only and the beachside pavilion fits at least 150 people.
Oahu's premier wintertime surfing destination is Makaha Beach Park. This fine-grain sandy beach is most appropriate for advanced surfers, and also contains remarkable sea caves only accessible to divers and seasoned snorkelers.
Situated along the ocean's shores, Aweoweo Beach Park features an open, sandy beach that can be used for swimming along with grassy areas and trees. The park has a children's playground, a basketball court and paved walking paths.