Waikiki Historic Trail Walking Tour

APA Hawaii Chapter


Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 1 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 3:30 p.m. HST

CM | 2.50

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This guided walking tour will help participants learn about the unique cultural legacy of Waikīkī.  We will explore the lives of Hawai‘i’s leaders in both ancient and modern times, visit many historic sites throughout Waikīkī, and discuss important people and historic events that helped to shape Waikīkī into what we see it as today.  Participants will build an awareness of the significance of the “wahi pana”of Waikīkī as both a sacred place to Hawaiians and a living history in the modern world.  It is the kuleana (responsibility) of our local community as hosts of our place to understand and know the lineage of our historical leaders, their cultural legacy, and how their decisions impacted our community in modern times.


Joseph Recca

Joe is a descendant of King Kamehameha I, through the union of Kahiwakaneikopolei, his first sweetheart. He carries the royal family name in addition to his late mother Reverand Lei Bright Recca, sister, and niece. Waikīkī has always been an important part of his youth. As a child, he would ... Read More

Contact Info

Renee Espiau, respiau@honolulu.gov