I'm going to Hawaii for the first time and am staying at friends place in Honolulu. These are things ppl suggested I do
  1. The Pig and The Lady
    Good dinner spot
  2. Diamond Head Market & Grill
    Good lunch spot
  3. Sans Souci Beach
    Beach close to where I'm staying
  4. Young's Fish Market
    According to Lucky Peach: try the dried cod, dried skipjack, pipikaula, lomi lomi salmon, laulau, pasteles
  5. Diamond Head Cove Health Bar
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    Best acai bowls in town! Try the Kava ('Awa) if you want to instantaneously feel as relaxed as the locals do.
    Suggested by @katmills
  6. Down to Earth
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    My favorite health food store! It's a small chain owned by a larger chain of Hare Krishnas. Load up on the buffet, buy local products, and whatever you do, buy a muffin/brownie/cookie from there! Or all of the above! You're on vacation!
    Suggested by @katmills
  7. Maunawili Falls
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    If you're looking for a less crowded hike, check out Maunawili Falls. Don't go right after it rains, it'll be too muddy! True story: my friends and I tried to do this hike in December 2013. We're all from Hawaii and completely missed the sign for the hike. For the record, it's VERY obvious. We walked for an hour and landed in someone's driveway after passing a ton of "no trespassing" signs. So... don't do that. http://bit.ly/1ERzoHV
    Suggested by @katmills
  8. Doris Duke's Shangri La Estate
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    Stunning Islamic art and architecture are on full display at the former residence of tobacco heiress, Doris Duke. Be sure to check out the man made pool that is built into the ocean (nbd). Buy tickets here: www.shangrilahawaii.org
    Suggested by @katmills
  9. MuRyangSa Buddhist Temple
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    Just went here for the first time on my recent trip home. It's tucked away in a beautiful valley. A secret spot, good for meditating and Instagram photo shoots.
    Suggested by @katmills
  10. Opal Thai
    Absolutely incredible Thai food by any standard, run buy a guy named Opal. He asks about where you're from, what you like to eat, and then just starts bringing food out to you. It's in a strip mall and tiny, but you can usually call in day of or before to make a reservation (recommended). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Suggested by @jessie
  11. Shimazu Store
    A lot of people will recommend Waiola (Honolulu) or Motsumoto's (Haleiwa) for shave ice. Shimazu is better than both of them. Not in a "because it's slightly less touristy" way, in a super legit best shave ice ever way. They make crazy flavors like red velvet and creme brûlée. The shave ice is huge so split with a friend and spring for the .25 come to avoid dripping everywhere. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Suggested by @jessie
  12. Side Street Inn
    There are two locations and each are great. The food is *so good*. Huge portions. High flavor. Recommended dishes are the garlic edamame, farmer salad, spicy fried chicken, but everything I've had there is amaze. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Suggested by @jessie
  13. Acai bowl at diamond cove health bar. Could cry thinking about it.
    Suggested by @thebfg
  14. "Town"
    Intensely delicious restaurant
    Suggested by @thebfg
  15. Foster Botanical Gardens
    Suggested by @amybsherman
  16. Honolulu Museum of Art and Spaulding Houss
    Suggested by @amybsherman