In then continental U.S., you have shopping malls, and in Hawai'i, you have Ala Moana Center. It's the largest open air shopping center in the world, and a mighty impressive one at that. It has a broad mix of boutiques and chains, high end, low end, and everything in between.
And it's not just for tourists—Ala Moana is a main meeting point and shopping spot for many locals, myself included. To sweeten the deal, the food options at this shopping center will put any others to shame. There's Shirokiya, the two-floor Japanese food emporium, excellent dim sum at Jade Dynasty, and close to perfect eggs benedict at Longhi's. As for the desserts? It gets even better. Click through for Our 5 Favorite Sweets Spots at Ala Moana Center.