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When you first start exploring Honolulu, there are a few essential venues you simply can’t skip. A Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona tour is a must for first-time visitors, as is a hike up to Diamond Head. Yet once you acquaint yourself with the requisite tourist spots, it’s time to start experiencing the city like a local. Beyond the beaches and past the souvenir shops, take in the dynamic culture of Honolulu through hidden gem museums and attractions beyond the resort strip. Honolulu is full of royal history, immigrant stories, and some pretty tasty local fare. Follow this guide for some of the best things to do the next time you fly into HNL.
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