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Magic Island, Honolulu

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Magic Island is a small manmade peninsula in Honolulu, Hawaii, adjacent to Ala Moana Beach Park and the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor. It was created in 1964 as the site of a resort complex, but was subsequently converted to a park. The name was changed to "Aina Moana," but the new name is used infrequently.The park on Magic Island is a popular spot where people gather for picnics, frisbee, socializing, and occasional festival or drama performances. Because it was a preferred location among homeless squatters, overnight camping was recently banned in the park.Each year, the Ala Moana Center puts on a fireworks show over Magic Island for the Fourth of July that draws numerous spectators to the surrounding parks. In conjunction with the show, the Ala Moana Center ropes off a portion of its parking lot for a Fourth of July concert featuring many local bands.The park's hours are from sunrise to sunset daily.
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  • So nice and peaceful here You hardly see any people compared to the chaos at Waikiki beach Anyone with small children will certainly appreciate this park Great walking/ jogging track around the park a...  more »
  • Quiet beach right near the main strip. Kids and locals and a few tourists venture here. Safe and calm water. 
  • This is one of my favorite places to walk in the early evening before the sun sets. Depending on the weather, the sunsets vary in brightness and hues of orange. But they are always beautiful. Camera e...  more »