Here Are 17 Things All Hawaii Locals Have Done At Least Once

The Hawaiian population sits at 1.4 million residents, and only ten percent of those residents are native Hawaiians – meaning anyone who can trace their roots back to the earliest Hawaiian residents. The other 90 percent of the population are referred to as locals, but you don’t automatically become a local the moment you move to Hawaii. And while there is no official test to determine your local status – like there is for residency – there are a few things all Hawaii locals have done at least once.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

What else would you add to this list? We’d also like to think that all Hawaii locals have done these 11 weird things, and also know these 17 words and phrases.