Waikiki is the epitome of Hawaii 5-0-style Hawaii. The beach culture of the mid 20th century might have evolved a bit between then and now, but the beach is the same. They’re even bringing back the series, so nostalgia runs high.
I can appreciate the beach and strolling the sand, but the encroaching high-rise hotels, some of them dating back directly to those glory days, make for some of my favorite pictures.
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Starting from the south (zoo, aquarium) end of the strip with Diamondhead at your back, the Aston Waikiki Beach is the first big hotel you see. I love the scalloped balconies.
I got a bunch more. Click for the jump.