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The rich culture of Hawai’i is as beautiful as its flora and fauna. Visit ‘lolani Palace, learn simple Hawaiian phrases, how to hula or make your own lei in our Hawai’i Culture section on the Aston Waikiki Beach blog.
5 Facts About Oahu for the Curious Traveler

5 Facts About Oahu for the Curious Traveler

February 29th, 2020 Culture

Here are some fun facts about Oahu, Hawaii's most populated island.

Choose the Historic Hawaii Theatre for Date Night in Honolulu

Choose the Historic Hawaii Theatre for Date Night in Honolulu

February 4th, 2020 Culture

The Hawaii Theatre Center in downtown Honolulu is a great pick for an evening out on the town. The historic theatre is nearly a century old and plays host to touring concerts, film festivals, chamber music, and unique local acts.

5 Famous Filming Locations in Oahu

5 Famous Filming Locations in Oahu

February 3rd, 2020 Culture

Here’s a look at accessible filming locations on the island on Oahu from the TV series Lost, Jurassic Park, Hunger Games, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more.

Lather Up with Reef-Friendly Sunscreen in Hawaii

Lather Up with Reef-Friendly Sunscreen in Hawaii

December 18th, 2019 Culture

Before you buy, you’ll want to educate yourself on why reef-friendly sunscreen is best for The Aloha State.

7 Interesting Facts & Symbols of Hawaii

7 Interesting Facts & Symbols of Hawaii

August 27th, 2019 Culture

The 50th state is one of the most elusive, with a "forbidden island," diverse customs, and its very own language. Headed to the Aloha State? Before you visit, read up on these interesting facts and symbols. 

Aloha Festivals: Head to Kalakaua Avenue for the 67th Annual Waikiki Ho'olaul'ea

Aloha Festivals: Head to Kalakaua Avenue for the 67th Annual Waikiki Ho'olaul'ea

July 30th, 2019 Culture

The largest annual block party in the state features four stages of live entertainment and a variety of booths that offer a taste of Hawaiian cuisine, crafts, and culture.

Find Inspiration at the Honolulu Museum of Art

Find Inspiration at the Honolulu Museum of Art

June 28th, 2019 Culture

If you’re looking for a getaway from the noise, the Honolulu Museum of Art has the perfect balance of art, soothing gardens, and stimulating programming for everyone.

Indulge in Crack Seed During Your Trip to Hawaii

Indulge in Crack Seed During Your Trip to Hawaii

June 22nd, 2019 Culture

Curious about the island’s snacking past time? Here’s a look at crack seed; what it is, why it’s popular, and where to get it.

Celebrating the Fragrant Lei in Honolulu

Celebrating the Fragrant Lei in Honolulu

April 25th, 2019 Culture

Leis are made with organic materials from the island, and as you know, Hawaii is known for its exquisite tropical flowers. Jasmine and ginger flowers make leis memorably fragrant.

Historic Sites to Visit in Honolulu

Historic Sites to Visit in Honolulu

February 27th, 2019 Culture

Royal palaces, Pearl Harbor and a church made from hand-chiseled coral are just a few of the historic landmarks in Honolulu.

The Art of Hula

The Art of Hula

October 19th, 2018 Culture

Did you know that coconut bras and cellophane skirts are a modern invention?

A Look at Hawaiian Royalty: Plan Your Visit to ʻIolani Palace

A Look at Hawaiian Royalty: Plan Your Visit to ʻIolani Palace

September 14th, 2018 Culture

Once home to Hawaii’s last reigning monarchs, the ʻIolani Palace in downtown Honolulu remains an important centerpiece of Hawaiian national identity.

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