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The Best Places to Eat Near Honolulu Chinatown

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Waikiki is the go to destination for many visiting Oahu, but that doesn’t mean that it has the best food. There are a few gems in this tourist district, but for even better food, you’ll want to venture out. Right outside of Waikiki is amazing food in the Moiliili and Kapuhulu neighborhoods. For more delicious choices, head northwest of Waikiki…

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Getting Lost in Nature at Manoa Falls and Lyon Arboretum

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While Waikiki is known for its beach culture and shopping, just a few miles away is rainforest and plant life unlike many have seen before. Here, sweeping views showcase decades upon decades of tree growth while whispering winds highlight their strength. The area, home to this vibrant ecosystem, is the neighborhood of Manoa. Located northeast of Waikiki, Manoa is just…

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The Best Places to Eat Just Outside of Waikiki

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Being so tourist-centered, you pay a premium for good food in Waikiki. There are some hidden gems though. I previously detailed some of the best places to eat in Waikiki that won’t break the bank. Just outside of Waikiki, on the other side of the Ala Wai Canal, are a host of delicious options. From homestyle Hawaiian to amazing katsu,…

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The Best Places to Eat in Waikiki

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When people come to Hawai’i and specifically O’ahu, they often choose to stay in Waikiki. Waikiki is a neighborhood on the south side of the island famous for its beach, Waikiki Beach. What was once a popular spot for Hawaiian royals became a series of small hotels in the late 1800’s. With the visit of Robert Louis Stevenson, many from…

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Exploring the Largest Open-Air Mall: Ala Moana Center

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So much of traveling, especially around touristy areas like Waikiki, is eating and shopping. For foodies and shoppers alike, The Ala Moana Center, located on the western end of Waikiki is a godsend. The mall is 300 stores spread out across four levels, representing over $1 billion in sales a year. When you first get to Ala Moana Center, you…