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Hawaii's islands highly ranked in new listing

By Erika Engle


The island of Kauai is No. 2 in the world for best beaches, according to U.S. News Travel, by U.S News & World Report.

Second to Bali, Kauai was followed by the Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar.

Kauai and Maui, respectively, are the Nos. 1 and 2 Best Honeymoon Destinations, ahead of Florence, Italy.

Maui was ranked the No. 3 Best Summer Vacation destination, behind Nice, France, and Mykonos, Greece.

Kauai is the third-best winter vacation destination, behind Puerto Vallarta and Playa del Carmen, Mexico; but offers the second-best hiking trips in No. America according to the magazine listing, which considers input from travel experts and consumers in its methodology.

No Hawaii destination is among the top three U.S. vacations, listed in order as Yellowstone National Park; New York City and Wash., D.C., but the islands of Hawaii are ranked on more lists the magazine breaks out into six categories, each with several sub-categories. 

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