Waikiki is without a doubt the most famous location in Hawaii. Once a playground for Hawaii’s royalty, today Waikiki is best known for its beaches, resorts and hotels, many of which are located either on or within a short walking distance to the beach making it the gathering place for visitors from around the world. On the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue, there is world-class shopping, dining, entertainment and activities that can be found at the Royal Hawaiian Center and Waikiki Beach Walk. For novice surfers, the calm waters of Waikiki make it the perfect spot for lessons. For families, Waikiki also is the home of the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium and penguins at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.