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LIKE A LOCAL: THE 96815’S GUIDE TO WAIKIKI

The 96815's guide to Waikiki

The Oahu-based lifestyle site The96815.com celebrates the Waikiki of your dreams. The gal behind the blog, Nova Rizzo, lives—and is inspired by—Hawaii’s most famous zip code and shares her chic and sun-drenched moments with the world. Below, Nova gives us the inside scoop on where to go, what to do and what to see in Waikiki.

Favorite restaurant: I love Bills for brunch. Order the Banana Ricotta Hotcakes.
| 280 Beachwalk Ave., 808.922.1500 |

Bills Waikiki

Best place for pau hana (after work drinks): Sky Waikiki—you can’t beat the view.
| 2270 Kalakaua Ave., 19th Floor, 808.979.7590 |

Sky Waikiki

Favorite place to watch the sunset: From Waikiki Beach Walls. Bring your bikini and join the locals for a jump off the pier.
| 2605 Kalakaua Ave. |

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Best place for coffee: Honolulu Coffee Company in the Moana Surfrider. It’s just charming.
| 2365 Kalakaua Ave., 808.926.6162 |

Honolulu Coffee Company

Favorite boutique: Olive & Oliver. A one stop shop for the hip surfer guys and girls.
| Inside the Surfjack |

Olive & Oliver

Must-do activities: Go on a sunset booze cruise. There’s no better way to see Waikiki than from the water! One of my favorites is Na Hoku II.

Na Hoku II

Any hidden gems we should know about?: Chuck’s Cellar. Groove into 1970’s Waikiki with live music Friday and Saturday night by The Cellar Cats.
| 150 Kaiulani Ave., 808.923.4488 |

What makes Waikiki so special?: It’s the best of both worlds; a city by the sea; an urban paradise.

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