Fodor's Expert Review Aloha Tower Marketplace
In fall 2015, the 89-year-old Aloha Tower, opened in 1926, became the new home to Hawaii Pacific University students. The Aloha Tower Marketplace now houses students in the Waterfront Loft residences on the second floor, as well as learning facilities. Most marketplace businesses that are open or slated to open are geared for the university crowd. But you can still get a bird's-eye view of this working harbor by taking a free ride up to the observation deck of Aloha Tower. In its day, the tower lighthouse could be seen from 15 miles at sea. Cruise ships usually dock at Piers 10 and 11 alongside the marketplace.