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A city guide to Honolulu

Insider’s guide to Honolulu in Hawai’i, ranked #19 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.

Insider’s tips

Matt Luttrell
Co-founder and editor of surf magazine Trim

Shangri-La

Doris Duke’s ocean-front palace is the most incredible museum you will ever visit.

Even if you are not interested in Islamic Art, the serene location alone is worth it.

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Morning Glass

The best spot on the island to grab a flat white and have lunch away from the bustle of Waikiki.

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Chinatown

If you’re looking for a cocktail, head to the former red light district.

Hotel Street is packed with bars and diners.

Try Manifest, Lucky Belly, and Livestock Tavern.

Makapuu

A 20-minute drive from Waikiki, Makapuu is surrounded by sea cliffs and is one of the most gorgeous beaches on Oahu.

 

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