Despite being the most recent state added to the United States, Hawaii has a long history and cultural depth that can’t be found anywhere else in the U.S. Travelers to Hawaii will find the history fascinating and the surroundings stunning. The Island State is so exotic that visitors will have a hard time reminding themselves they’re still in America!
When Americans came to Hawaii, there were already native peoples living on the islands. Native Hawaiians have preserved and maintained their culture through the years. Hawaii is the only state to have a Royal Palace. Iolani Palace on the island of Oahu is a perfect spot to visit to learn more about Hawaiian history and culture. Bishop Museum on Oahu is also a great place to explore. With over 24 million objects in its collections, any visitor is sure to find something fascinating.
When visiting Hawaii, it would be hard to forget the multitude of sandy beaches. With over 750 miles of coastline, the Hawaiian Islands have some of the most renowned beaches in the world. Waikiki Beach on Oahu is the epitome of Hawaiian beauty. The white sand beaches of Papohaku Beach on Molokai are also a great spot to lay out and soak up some sun.
Of course, tanning isn’t the only thing you can do on a Hawaiian beach. Hawaiians forbearers invented surfing, and it’s with the abundant beaches and great waves, it’s no surprise. Take lessons from the pros and learn to surf on Hawaii. Outdoor adventurists can also snorkel, kayak, swim with manta rays, whale watch, and explore underwater caves.
Hawaii’s tropical climate means the abundance of flora and fauna are everywhere. Adventuring in Hawaii, visitors can smell the lush plumeria and see the vibrant hibiscus while the chirps of tropical birds sound in the distance.
Outside of , the capital of Hawaii and largest city, there is a great deal of nature to be observed. Hiking trails exist on all islands, and some islands offer bike trails where visitors can see the island as they pedal leisurely. Another hot-spot for tourists is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park where visitors can see Kilauea and Mauna Loa.
Check out lava flows and superb beauty in this safe and unique setting while hiking or camping.
Of course, if volcanoes, outdoor sports and swimming with manta rays don’t sound like a good vacation, there is plenty to see and do in . With fantastic shopping, exotic foods, spas and sightseeing there is plenty of relaxation to be had on Oahu. Naturally, a vacation to Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without seeing a Luau and trying the Hula.
Hawaii also boasts fabulously unique golf courses, the Honolulu Zoo, the Maui Ocean Center, Waikiki Aquarium, and Wet’n'Wild Hawaii – a fabulous water park where visitors can have fun in the sun and feast at a Luau afterwards. There is certainly a lot to do and see in Hawaii!
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