What are the
Top 10 Places to Visit in Hawaii?
Of all the places to visit in Hawaii we selected for you the Top 10 most unique, exotic and fabulous ones. Take a look... what attracts YOU most?
Places To Visit in Hawaii: #10
Waimea Canyon, Kauai
The largest canyon in the Pacific, this is truly a dramatic sight, especially on a downhill bike tour!
Over 3,600 ft. deep, 10 miles long and a mile wide, Waimea Canyon has brilliantly colored inner walls that play in the sunlight creating a truly spectacular view.
The deep lines in the canyon walls are markings from volcanic eruptions and lava flows... This stunning canyon, which Mark Twain called the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific", was carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods that flowed from the summit of Mt. Waialeale's.
Places To Visit in Hawaii: #9
Maui Ocean Center, Maui
If you like snorkeling and marine life, visiting the Ocean Center is a must!
Are you scuba certified?
Then, descend into the depths of the 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit and examine Hawaii's rich underwater world: sharks, stingrays, and thousands of tropical reef fish.
Check out the animals up close, feed the Spotted Eagle Ray, you can even look through the sand for shark teeth, a free souvenir to show off back home!
Places To Visit in Hawaii: #8
Once a playground for Hawaiian royalty, today Waikiki is a vibrant "gathering place" for visitors from around the world.
Here everything is within walking distance: Waikiki Beach and the famous slopes of Diamond Head Crater, world-class hotels like Sheraton, Hilton and Hyatt, Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, Hawaii’s finest restaurants and hottest nightspots.
Sail along Oahu's stunning coastline and take your time in the International Marketplace along the main strip of Kalakaua Avenue, a shopper’s bonanza where you'll find designer clothing, custom jewelry, beautiful Hawaiian décor, fine art, and Hawaiian souvenirs for your friends back home.
Places To Visit in Hawaii: #7
Na Pali Coast, Kauai
There isn't a word in the dictionary to describe this 15-mile stretch of rugged, utterly beautiful coast!
Many movies, including "The Thorn Birds" and "South Pacific" have been filmed here with the dramatic background of sheer cliffs that drop straight down, thousands of feet into the ocean.
They say that's the first area of Kauai settled by the ancient Hawaiians. Stone-walled terraces and temple structures can still be found on the valley bottoms where Hawaiians once lived, farmed, and worshiped.
Much of Na Pali Coast is inaccessible due to the narrow valleys that end abruptly at the sea.
Rafting, sailing, hiking and snorkeling are the best ways to experience its myriad of natural wonders: small beaches, sea caves, and high waterfalls.
Places To Visit in Hawaii: #6
Pearl Harbor, Oahu
A place of remembrance and reflection, the USS Arizona Memorial is the "ground zero" where World War II began for the United States.
After the war, Navy salvage teams had cut away most of Arizona's superstructure. The Memorial was built over the sunken ship’s hull - a national shrine that's largely hidden from view and serves as the final resting place for many of the battleship's 1,177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941.
Those honored here have their memory preserved at the Remembrance Exhibit, which was dedicated at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center on the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in December 1991.
Places To Visit in Hawaii: #5
Mt. Haleakala, Maui
Seen from miles away, Mt. Haleakala is hard to miss!
The 2-mile-high top of Haleakala crater resembles the planet Vulcan. From here, a lush rain forest oozes down the southeast slope for 35 miles, until it reaches the sea.
Wilderness trails wind their way through this Garden of Eden alongside 400-foot waterfalls, tropical streams, and turquoise pools.
Dive into freshwater swimming holes and discover enchanting silver-colored plants and flashing scarlet birds.
Places To Visit in Hawaii: #4
Hawaii's Polynesian Cultural Center, Oahu
If you are here, it's a must, especially if you visit with your children - it will seem as if you visit 7 different places in one trip!
Located 1-hour scenic drive from Waikiki, Hawaii's Polynesian Cultural Center displays seven native villages of the different Polynesian cultures: Hawaii, Samoa, Aoteraroa (New Zealand), Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, and Marquesas.
Learn about the tattooed and tongue-sticking-out warriors, enjoy ukulele lessons, the IMAX show, the most authentic luau with exotic food, and the world's largest Polynesian night show.
Places To Visit in Hawaii: #3
The Road to Hana, Maui
Don’t miss riding this world-famous 68-mile Road to Hana - it’s undoubtedly the most spectacular sightseeing Maui adventure!
It takes you over 54 one-lane bridges and through more than 600 hairpin curves and challenges you with blind turns, narrow winding roads, and gorgeous views.
Enjoy countless tropical waterfalls, bamboo forests, lava flows, pineapple fields, and even a rainbow or two over spectacular ocean views on this amazing - but dangerous - road called "the land that time forgot".
Leave early to avoid following traffic and to have time to enjoy the scenery and try to drive a convertible, as the up views are amazing... If you see somebody on the side of the road selling banana bread, stop and buy it!
Places To Visit in Hawaii: #2
SeaLife Park, Oahu
SeaLife Park is Hawaii's greatest marine attraction - especially for kids!
The Hawaiian Reef Aquarium offers you a close-up view of Hawaii's underwater world and of a unique breeding sanctuary for the endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles (honu).
Here, you can swim in the Ray lagoon and meet these curious animals face-to-face, as they glide graciously through water.
You'll see dolphins dance, sea lions sing, and penguins perform in this magical place by the sea. If you want, you can even swim with the dolphins!
Places To Visit in Hawaii: #1
Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, Big Island
A science fiction landscape of steaming vents, deep craters, crusty cinder cones, and blackened lava fields up to 3 miles wide, the park contains 60 miles of paved roads and almost 120 miles of marked trails, but it's best enjoyed from a helicopter.
Volcanoes National Park includes the summits and rift zones of 2 of the world's most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. From the snowfields on the summit of Mauna Loa, to the molten rivers of lava pouring into the sea from Kilauea, the Park encompasses both ice and fire.
Operated by astronomers from 11 countries, the 13 Mauna Kea telescopes search nearby-supernovas and are Earth’s connecting point with the rest of the Universe. Seeing them watching quietly the sky, may be your most unforgettable adventure ever!
Whether you're interested in pristine nature, thrilling water adventures, local traditions, exotic entertainment or shopping for souvenirs, Hawaii has it all! What will you choose?
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