The Aloha Flea Market or Aloha Bowl swap meet, at the Aloha Bowl Stadium is the biggest swap meet in Hawaii. You can find crafts, plants, material, Hawaiian souvenirs, Hats, shirts, dresses, shoes, cds and plenty of food. This is one of the only places I shop on Oahu for souvenirs. They have everything you could want for very little money. I saw a sterling silver ring that I wanted in Waikiki for $49.00, I got it at the Aloha bowl Flea Market for $10.00. I buy all my Aloha shirts at the Swap meet and never pay more than $10.00 at the very most.
This year I took the city bus to the Aloha Bowl instead of the shuttle and found some really beautiful wooden windchimes for the price of 3 for $20.00. I saw them later that night in Waikiki for $25.00 each. I suggest that before you shop anywhere else in Waikiki, you should visit the Flea market first. If you leave early enough, you can also visit the pearl harbor monument first. It is about two blocks away from the Aloha Bowl Stadium. You can really get great deals.
The Flea Market is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 7:30am till 3:00pm. The swap meet has been running for 20 years and includes about 900 vendors and sellers and thousands of shoppers. Admission is $1.00 for anybody over 12 years old. The sellers are set up in tents in four or five circles around the Aloha Stadium parking lot. You can walk the endless rows of merchandise with the best deals in Hawaii.
Warning: most people can’t go around the stadium more than once but there are four or five circles. Make sure to bring a hat, sunscreen and good walking shoes.
DIRECTIONS TO THE ALOHA BOWL:
The easiest and cheapest way to get to the Flea Market is to take the Bus from Waikiki, it takes about a half-hour and $1.50, or you can get the Aloha Bowl Swapmeet shuttle for about $6.00. Most of Waikiki’s hotels are on their list of stops.
The Bus: Take #20 (Airport/Pearlridge) or #47(Waipahu). To return, take #20 or #47 (Waikiki Beach and Hotels).
Another way to get there is on the Aloha Bowl Swapmeet Shuttle. The fare is $6.00 round trip and the price includes admission to the market. They make pickups at most of the major hotels in Waikiki. You might have to walk a few blocks to their pickup stops, but it’s worth it. Most people feel this is the best way to get to the Flea Market.
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