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7 Amazing Things To See In Hawaii

The 50th state will take your breath away. A mix of American and Pacific Islander cultures forges a distinctive identity, and the landscape is second to none when it comes to volcanoes and blue lagoons. What are some great things to see in Hawaii?

Hanauma Bay

Snorkeling is the only way to get face-to-face with Hawaii's fascinating coral and marine life, and Hanauma Bay is one of the best spots! Don't forget an underwater camera!

Pearl Harbor

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II is one of the biggest in American history. Visit the memorial to the USS Arizona and learn about the tragic history.

Volcanoes National Park

Take a journey to the center of the earth... almost. Visit Black Sands beach to learn about rock formations and lava, and hike amazing craters.

Iolani Palace

In 1879, King Kalakaua built his Iolani Palace in Honolulu, which is the only official royal residence in the United States today. Definitely take a guided tour!

Diamond Head

Right next to Waikiki Beach is Diamond Head. Its life has been vast - first it was a volcano, then an army base, and now it's a hikable mountain providing wonderful views!

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau

Meaning "place of refuge" in the Hawaiian language - criminals used to flee here to avoid execution - this national park includes temples, turtles, and of course, stunning foliage.

Onizuka Center

Did you know Hawaii had an observatory? Stargaze from the Onizuka Center - at the top of a 4000-meter high mountain in the middle of the world's largest ocean.

Hawaii: Our Tips

When should I go?

Rainy season is from November to March, when it can get a little gloomy on the islands, but other than that, any time is good!

What's the weather like?

Unsurprisingly, very warm - no wonder Hawaii is such a popular vacation destination! While you may rush to pack your bathing suit, remember that it's also really important to take care in the sun. That means sunscreen and staying in the shade at midday.

How long should I stay?

Although in terms of land area it's one of the smallest US states, it's not necessarily easy to get around Hawaii in a small amount of time - there are quite a few islands with so much to see. If you'd like to get a lot out of your trip, plan two weeks and stay at least three days per island.

Good to Know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    USD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-10:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    Spring may be the best time to visit due to the warm temperatures and lack of rainfall, making hiking and beach visits pleasant. Summer is dry, but the temperature gets very hot, the humidity is high, and the surf is down.

What People Are Saying About Hawaii

Everyone needs to experience the Memorial.

Everyone needs to experience Pearl Harbor and especially the Arizona Memorial. This should almost be a requirement by the govt in my opinion. It will humble you by reading the names of those lost on that day and make those sacrifices hit you in your heart. It is tastefully done and represented well.

Honolulu: USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Tour Reviewed by Harry, 12/24/2016

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Went directly to Resort.

GREAT DRIVER. HUGE BENIFIT TO YOUR COMPANY. IF COMING TO HAWAII WE WOULD ASK FOR HIM,

Oahu Airport Shared Transfer Reviewed by Dean, 12/11/2016

Tommy, our guide, was so informed & informative & the tour was fab!!

We saw the Kona coffee museum & shop, many scenic bays & waterfalls, ate lunch at the beautiful Volcano House, walked through tropical regrowth post-eruption, viewed the volcano from different vantage points, drove through a rain forest, visited the macadamia nut shop, a candy factory, saw Parker Ranch, Hilo, & many towns on the coast & inland. Lots of opportunities to buy gifts & souvenirs. I gained a greater appreciation of the Big island & all it has to offer! Great tour, thanks to Tommy, our guide!

Clive was a fantastic guide, very patient and lots of good information

Hiking up Diamond Head, quite strenuous but the amazing views from the summit were breathtaking. Clive was very patient and we had stopping points along the way to catch our breath. We were given lots of good information about the history of the area and also the flora, most of which has been introduced to Hawaii. I have been lucky enough to travel to Honolulu more than 40 times, first time hiking Diamond Head and first time experiencing those stunning views. Thank you!

45-Minute Diamond Head Crater Adventure Hike Reviewed by Deborah, 11/21/2016

Awesome experience with spectacular views!

Worth booking this tour. Our guide was funny, insightful and informative. Not too many people on our tour which was good as well a morning start to beat the heat...Just a stones throw from Waikiki so travel time is nice & short if staying there. The hike is not too bad, moderate level with slight inclines and some stairs. Some amazing views to see on the way up to Diamond Head and at the summit are nothing short of spectacular! Would recommend this tour to anyone....

45-Minute Diamond Head Crater Adventure Hike Reviewed by Glen, 10/31/2016

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