Ah, Waikiki, land of swaying palm trees, carefully crafted mai tais, and blissful stretches of beachfront resorts.
Even before Hawaii became a state in 1959, Waikiki was a beloved tourist destination. Since then, the area has changed and developed drastically. Modern-day Waikiki has evolved into a bustling shopping district with some of the best people-watching known to man.
The Waikiki of today has its merits, but after exploring the historical photography collections of the Moana Surfrider and the Royal Hawaiian, two of Waikiki's oldest hotels, we're seriously wishing for a time machine.
Below, a sample of photos, provided by Starwood Hotels and Resorts, that show images of a time gone by:
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