2. WAIKIKI BEACH, Oahu. Can't leave Waikiki off this list, although most of the hotels are glass towers. But you can drop in at the Royal Hawaiian, Moana Surfrider, and Halekulani for a touch of the golden years. The walk extends for a of couple miles to Kapiolani Park. Designer shops and gourmet eateries are sprinkled along Kalakaua Boulevard, the main drag.