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Top 5 favorite Hawaii towns: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll results


We’ve counted the votes from our latest HAWAII Magazine Facebook ohana poll question: Which Hawaii town is your favorite? The top vote-getters are on the pages ahead. Our Facebook ohana weighed in with a total of 450 picks for some 60 towns ranging from Paia, a groovy little surf on Maui, to the Big Island’s Hilo, the second largest city in the state. By the way, Hilo, touted for its old-school Hawaii homey vibe, and windward Oahu’s Kailua — known as an easy-going beach town-suburb — narrowly missed making the top-five cut.

Not already a part of our Facebook ohana? If that's the case, you’re cordially invited to take part in on our next poll. Just click here then press the “like” button at the top of our Facebook page. You’ll then become part of our HAWAII Magazine Facebook ohana and get our “Hawaii favorite” poll questions as soon as we post them. You'll also get instant updates on your Facebook wall when we post our daily HawaiiMagazine.com stories and features.

We’ll be posting our next ohana poll question on HAWAII Magazine’s Facebook page in the days ahead. OK, here we go. Here’s the top five countdown of our Facebook ohana’s favorite Hawaii town.


No. 5


Honolulu, or “sheltered bay” in Hawaiian, has served as the capital of the Hawaiian Islands since 1845. Honolulu area covers about 60 square miles in southeastern Oahu. The entire island, however, is designated as Honolulu County. The islandwide population teeters at 950,000 residents. Among the historic landmarks: Iolani Palace, which served as the official home for the Kingdom of Hawaii’s last monarchs; the King Kamehameha I statue, which stands in front of the Hawaii State Supreme Court, across the street from Iolani Palace; and the statute of  Duke Kahanamoku, “father of modern surfing,” on Waikiki’s Kuhio Beach. Stretching from Pearl Harbor to Makapuu Point, the Honolulu/Waikiki area is hotspot for arts, culture and entertainment.

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