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When you think of Waikiki, it’s easy to imagine Diamond Head crater towering over the ocean and beach. Perhaps an Elvis tune comes to mind, or visions of surfers at play in front of the iconic Duke Kahanamoku statue. Or maybe you can taste the sweet sensation of a classic shave ice. Yes, Waikiki is a beach bum’s paradise, but if you’re only sticking to the sights along Kalakaua Avenue, you may be missing out. Did you know Waikiki is made up of eight distinct beaches? Throughout these little palm tree districts you’ll find real-life royalty, architecture dating back to the mid-1800s, and local flavors you simply can’t find anywhere else. If you’re ready to experience the aloha spirit of Waikiki, add these top to-dos to your next vacation.
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