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July 24, 2009

Hawaii: A Perfect Getaway

by Beata Loyfman-Santora

Say you're honeymooning on a remote island somewhere in the Pacific (let's call the region "Hawaii") and all you want to do is hike its volcanic cliffs, swim in its pristine waters, sniff plant life, and generally lounge around being gorgeous with your new spouse. Is that too much to ask? Well according to Universal's newest flick A Perfect Getaway, it is. The film follows an adventurous couple who get caught in a tangle of murder and wet t-shirts as they battle to survive a mysterious killer. Coincidentally, the film is set on a Hawaiian island--what are the odds?

Clearly, our young protagonists didn't do their homework. Had they read the July issue of Condé Nast Traveler, they would have known the best spots to visit where you'd have to work pretty hard to find a mysterious killer. Thankfully, we're here to make sure you never make that mistake.

And since this year is the archipelago's 50th birthday, we've brought you our picks for the best surf, drive, beach, and view of Hawaii at 50 along with a handy slideshow. Plus, find out what Hawaii's famous locals have to say about these magical islands. Aloha!

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