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Old 10-19-2008, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Is Honolulu and Hawaii in general underrated? I'm asking because hardly anyone on the General U.S. forum mention Hawaii and it lacks media attention compare to other cities and states. Hawaii is probably the most beautiful state and multiracial state in the union. So what are your opinions on Honolulu and Hawaii?
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I've never been there but I know a lot of people who have been there and they love it
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Old 10-20-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I was born in Hawaii and went to school in Honolulu. It's a nice city for it's size and has far, far better weather than other sunbelt cities like Phoenix or Houston. There are, however, decided drawbacks. It's extremely expensive, more in line with San Francisco than Houston. It's also very isolated. Some people love being on an island 2,500 miles from the mainland; some people feel trapped.
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Old 10-20-2008, 11:46 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I've thought about this too, Hawaii and Honolulu are rarely mentioned on this forum. Considering how much people talk/argue about skylines on here I am surprised few people ever mention Honolulu's skyline, which is huge for a city its size.

It's definitely one of the most beautiful and unique places in America that few people mention on here. But I would also think a lot more people from the West Coast have been to Hawaii compared to the east coast and midwest and most posters tend to be from those two regions, so maybe that has something to do with it.
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Old 10-20-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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I, personally, couldn't stand Honolulu. Or Hawai'i. It is pretty and the weather's nice, but I don't like being stuck on an island with tourists crammed to the seams. European tourists, at that, who understand English only when it's convenient and then elbow their way through lines.

Leave it for the natives, I say.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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I lived there for a year and absolutely loved it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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My sister and her family left Minnesota (husband is a Northwest pilot) for Hawaii and have not looked back since. They LOVE Hawaii and I am glad they LOVE Hawaii because it is a perfect excuse for me to make visits out to them and also enjoy a little rest and relaxation. It is a beautiful place and if you live in the right spots, you avoid tourists. The live in the Lanikai-Kailua area and they don't have nearly the number of tourists as Honolulu.

I think Hawaii is pretty under rated. Hawaii is treated like a foreign country by many, but I'm sure its extreme distance from the bulk of the population in the Midwest and East add to that feeling. Hawaii has always been the top place to go from California so it is more of a part of our culture/discussions.
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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Not by Californians.
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