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Though you may be inclined to choose Maui or Kauai over Honolulu for a Hawaiian beach holiday, it’s worth putting the Aloha State’s capital at the top of your list if you need more than just sand to fulfill your vacationing needs. The prospect of a trip to Waikiki elicited ebullient cheers from Wheel of Fortune contestants in the 1980s, and now the city is doubling down on that nostalgia factor by swapping tiki wood paneling for retro-cool digs.

Check out the Surfjack and the Laylow, newly revamped architectural relics that are giving Palm Springs’ hangouts a run for their money when it comes to Midcentury Modern charm. After relaxing day trips up to Oahu’s quieter North Coast, return to the city for dinner at Roy’s Hawaii Kai, or one of the spots along King Street that have helped distinguish New Hawaiian cuisine from other dining experiences along the Pacific Rim.


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