Enjoy Hawaii’s Diverse History and Culture During Your Vacation
The Hawaii Islands are much more than just beautiful beaches and fun resorts. The islands have a long and deep history that dates back for over 1,000 years, reaching as far back as 800 AD when the first arrivals to the islands were recorded. History in Hawaii is still being written, whether it is the most recent volcanic eruptions or the birthplace of a United States President, the rich and diverse history of Hawaii is very intriguing.
The very first settlers arrived to Hawaii from the Polynesian Islands using only the stars to navigate to their new home. These first inhabitants of the islands have such a strong influence on Hawaii, that even today, the rituals, traditions and customs that they brought with them are going strong. Native Hawaiians honor their ancestors each and everyday, and even new residents of the islands honor and appreciate the ancestors that landed here so many years ago. There is no better place to learn and witness these traditions and customs than at the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu, or at an authentic Hawaii Luau on any island.
The unique history of Hawaii is everywhere, and the most prominent location for history in at Pearl Harbor. The site of the tragic attacks of 1941 is one of the most historically significant locations in the country, and stands as a place of remembrance and honor for the heroes that perished on that fateful day. Many museums, monuments, and exhibits are found at Pearl Harbor, and the chance to see these incredible places bring to life the history of the attacks and the ensuing war.
Though each island has places that contain great historical significance, Oahu features the most important to the monarchy of Hawaii. Throughout downtown Honolulu, historic buildings and structures that date to the last days of the Kingdom of Hawaii are found, and they are many of the most beautiful buildings you may ever see. Sites like the Iolani Palace, Ali’iolani Hale, and the Kawaiahao Church were all very important to the royalty of Hawaii, and highlight a drive or walk through downtown Honolulu. The site of these amazing buildings is never taken for granted, and the chance to enter each should not be missed.
Immersing yourself in Hawaii is a great way to deepen your love for the islands, and gain a great understanding into the culture that we know and love today. Each site and historic fact helps to make Hawaii what it is today, and an exploration into the history and culture of the islands is a great way to spend part of your vacation.
Due to the high volume of visitors traveling to Hawaii year round, our Hawaii tours and activities sell out quickly. In many cases, tours sell out weeks or months in advance. To ensure your spots on tour, we recommend reserving your tours today. Call our office or book online to take advantage of our low price guarantee today.