I believe Kapolei, “The Second City” is fast becoming Oahu’s first city. There is so much to do in Kapolei with the new shopping mall, Ka Makana Ali’i and the expansion of The Kapolei Commons with its new Regal Kapolei Commons 12, Target, Ross & TJ Maxx, Pier One and Massage Envy (one of my favorites). Kapolei Marketplace goes to the left when you turn into the Safeway/Longs Shopping center Kapolei Shopping Center goes to the right and is closer to the Fort Barrette/Makakilo Dr. intersection. Don’t forget about The Foodland shopping center while smaller, has quite a few restaurants to choose from. This shopping center is just across Kapolei Pkwy from D.R. Horton’s Mehana neighborhood.
We now have three movie theaters to choose from within a few miles of each other. Regal at Kapolei Commons, Olino Consolidated Theaters at Ka Makana Ali’i, and Consolidated Theater on Kamakilo which is our oldest theater in Kapolei. All of them are surrounded by very busy and delicious eateries to catch a bite before or after the cinema for a fun night out. With so much to do and eat in Kapolei, the city is abuzz most nights.
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Dining and Shopping AND Entertainment
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Parks and Recreation
Kapolei has a 74 acre park creating a welcome sight of greenery amongst the many retail and commercial spaces. It located in the heart of Kapolei easily accessible from the D.R. Horton Mehana neighborhoods and for those of us that live in Makakilo, the Villages of Kapolei and Ko’olina neighborhoods. The park is the center for soccer, jogging, picnicking, parties with big inflatables ( Click here for an Star Ledger article about inflatable bouncers in parks) and just hanging out.