Places You Must Visit in the Hawaiian Islands
With its unique aloha spirit, volcanic mountain terrain, tropical rainforests, national parks, and world-class beaches, it’s not a surprise that Hawaii is a top destination on vacation bucket lists.
The six islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and the Big Island welcome over 10 million people a year. Until you can visit the Aloha State, you can daydream with these jaw-dropping pictures of Hawaii.
Known as the filming location of the Jurassic Park movies, this 4,000-acre private nature reserve has two designations in the National Register of Historic Places.
This seven-mile stretch of beach on Oahu’s North Shore draws the world’s best surfers. Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and Banzai Pipeline host premier surfing competitions in the winter months when waves can swell up to 30 feet in height.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
5 out of 5
Here, you experience nature’s awe-inspiring creation and destruction in one sacred place. One of 63 National Parks in the United States, home to volcanoes, deserts, rainforests, and 150 miles of otherworldly hiking trails.
At 13,000 feet above sea level, the state’s tallest mountain can be snow-capped. Mauna Kea’s summit has the largest telescopes on earth and offers some of the best stargazing in clear skies above the clouds.
Outside of the resort town of Princeville is an infamous beachfront tide pool carved by the sea over centuries. A favorite bathing spot of Hawaiian royalty, it’s a great place to see small fish, sea life, or take a quick dip.
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