Hawaii

Vintage Hawaii

Revisit Hawaii's heyday, when Hollywood, hula and the aloha spirit put it on the map. Follow the island paradise’s popularity over the years, from iconic movies to its landmark hotels.

Filed under:
+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Surf Like Gidget
Start Over

Gallery Link:

View All

Photography by Keystone/Getty Images

Surf Like Gidget

In the 1960s, surfing films like Gidget (and the TV series of the same name) and Endless Summer inspired young Americans to not only learn to surf but to search for the perfect wave all over the world, including beautiful locations throughout Hawaii.

Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

You May Also Like

Luaus, Leis and Hula Girls

Aloha! Immerse yourself in Polynesian culture with these iconic images of Hawaii. Just don't blame us if they make you want to whip out your credit card and book the next flight to the Big Island.

Swimsuits Through the Years

Take a look back at how swimsuits, especially the 2-piece variety, have changed over the years … and by change we mean gotten very “itty-bitty, teeny-weeny.”

Top 10 Hawaiian Beaches

Whether you are searching for gleaming white sands, turquoise waters or the best surf, Hawaii’s tropical oases have something for everyone. Escape to paradise and tour our top 10 Hawaiian beaches.

We Recommend

Most Popular

Travel's Best All-Inclusive Resorts 2014

Don't miss adding these resorts to your bucket list. Our panel of ...

Honeymoon Hot Spots

From the Maldives to Hawaii, see our picks for top honeymoon hot spots ...

Travel's Best Cruises 2014

Get inspired to sail the high seas! From Alaskan to Mediterranean, our ...

Vintage Hawaii

Revisit Hawaii's heyday, when Hollywood, hula and the aloha spirit put ...

Top 10 Hawaiian Beaches

Whether you are searching for gleaming white sands, turquoise waters ...

More Travel Inspirations

HGTV Urban Oasis
HGTV Urban Oasis 2014

Enter daily for a chance to win a grand prize worth over $1.5M, located in Atlanta.

Food.com App
Download the New Food.com

Get recipe inspiration, save money on groceries, and plan your meals stress free.

Food Network Back to School
Food Network's Back to School Recipes

Win over the kids with these easy, time-saving dinners the family will love.