The Hawaiian Islands are one of the top vacation
destinations in the world. The weather is pleasantly warm year-round, and there
are so many Hawaii attractions and things to do that it is impossible to feel
bored or to see it all on just one trip. Not to mention there is more than just
one island, and each one of the four main Hawaiian Islands has a unique
character and offers different sights and attractions.
Hawaii Discount offers the best selection of Hawaii attractions and things to do, so you are sure to find what you are looking for. Our discounts help you save on your favorite island activities. Check out the popular Hawaii attractions below, or find the activity of your choice in our detailed list on the right.
Hawaii Attractions and Things To Do
Most visitors to Hawaii spent their vacation on the island
of Oahu. Waikiki Beach is the hub of Hawaii’s tourism industry. Here you will
find the largest choice of things to do. Visit Pearl Harbor and the Pacific
Aviation Museum to learn all about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on that
fateful day in December 1941 that catapulted the United
States into World War II. Visit the Dole Plantation, located on the central
plateau of the island, and see how pineapples are grown. You can even take a
train ride through the pineapple fields. Further north is Waimea Bay and Sunset
Beach, known as some of the best big wave surfing beaches in the world.
near Turtle Bay is the Polynesian Cultural Center, often called a living
museum, where you can learn about the cultures of several Polynesian island
nations. Oahu’s east shore is home to Kualoa Ranch, a working cattle ranch,
where visitors are welcome to explore the grounds and enjoy horseback riding.
They also offer ATV (all-terrain vehicle) and hiking tours through Ka'a'awa
Valley. Another popular Oahu attraction is Iolani Palace, the only royal palace
in the United States, located in downtown Honolulu.
The island of Maui boasts Mt. Haleakala. Rising 10,023 feet
above sea level, it offers fantastic sunrise and sunset views. An equally
exciting experience is a road trip along Maui’s north shore. The Road to Hana
(also known as Hana Highway) leads along sea cliffs and lush rainforests. Here
you have the opportunity to see more waterfalls than anywhere else in Hawaii. Just
after the picturesque village of Hana is Oheo Gulch, also known as the Seven
Sacred Pools, a popular visitor attraction. The best swimming beaches are
sprinkled along Maui’s south shore – between Makena and Ma'alaea. Here you can
do every watersport imaginable, from swimming, snorkeling and diving to
kayaking, sailing and parasailing. Offshore is the tiny volcanic cinder island
of Molokini, one of the best dive spots in the world.
Kauai is the northernmost island of the main Hawaiian Islands. One of the most
popular visitor attractions on Kauai is Waimea Canyon, also called the "Grand
Canyon of the Pacific." Koke'e State Park is located here as well, offering
breathtaking views of the canyon and the Na Pali Coast, located on the island’s
north shore. Koke'e State Park and the Na Pali Coast are great places to hike
as there are dozens of trails. Another Kauai attraction that’s definitely worth
a visit is the Wailua River, the only navigable river in Hawaii. Take a boat
tour up the river to Fern Grotto, a fern-covered lava cave. A definite must-see
on Kauai are the beaches on the north shore, which are some of the most scenic
in the Islands. Spend a day on Tunnels Beach, Ke'e Beach or Hanalei Bay and
enjoy breathtaking views of the turquoise ocean and white-sand beaches framed
by swaying coconut palms.
Larger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined, Hawaii Island (aptly
named the Big Island) is best known for its active volcanoes. This is the only
island in Hawaii where you might see a lava flow. Hawaii Volcanoes National
Park is the most visited Hawaii attraction. Within this large national park you
can see volcanic craters, lava tubes, sulphur banks and lava fields (and
sometimes active lava flows as well). The Big Island of Hawaii also features
the most variety of beaches. Here you will find beaches with white, black, red
and even green sand, plus many pebble and lava rock beaches.
so many Hawaii attractions and things to do, it is a good idea to plan
all the sightseeing you want to do in advance. Hawaii Discount is your
one-stop shop for all Hawaii activities and Hawaii tours. If you need
assistance in choosing a tour or activity, please contact us either via
phone or email. We are happy to help.