Must-See Hawaii Attractions
Aloha and welcome to our island paradise! Well, the online version of it, at least. We look forward to hosting you here in the Pacific and showing you the good time you deserve, so let’s make sure you’re 100% ready for your tropical journey.
You may know some of the activities you want to take part in, like ziplining and scuba diving, but have you considered which attractions and sites you want to be sure to visit during your stay? You may be staying on Oahu or Maui or the Big Island, but seeing what the other islands have to offer is a breeze, thanks to convenient inter-island travel!
So, let’s pinpoint which of Hawaii’s stunning locations and intriguing attractions you’ll want to see, so you can best plan your days here in our sunny Paradise!
Pearl Harbor, Oahu
A most important historical location, the US naval base at Pearl Harbor was the site of the infamous 1941 Japanese attack. Within the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and the associated Pearl Harbor Historic Sites are the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri, the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center with its exhibits dedicated to telling the complete story behind the attack, the Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and the Pacific Aviation Museum.
All of these come together to provide a comprehensive look back to December 7th, 1941, for a better understanding of a crucial piece of American history.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island
Having formed the Hawaiian Islands, volcanoes are certainly an important part of your tropical vacation. A large swatch of the Big Island has been dedicated to education about the details of the islands’ volcanic history.
As you walk through ashen fields of hardened lava you can see, up close, volcanic remnants. The Jaggar Museum has a wealth of information about these powerful natural wonders, complete with an overlook that often offers views of bubbling lava pools.
Na Pali Coast, Kauai
A stunning sight to behold, the Na Pali coast is a stretch of sea cliffs that overlooks the calm, blue waters of the Pacific. This ancient site is much more than an amazingly beautiful attraction, though; Na Pali has also become a hot spot for visitor fun. From snorkeling to a tour of the coastline, the Na Pali coast offers something for just about everyone.
Road to Hana, Maui
You’d never guess that a road could be an “attraction,” but the Road to Hana in Maui is a tourist favorite. The twisty, 64-mile drive is best experienced on a narrated tour that provides you with insight into the area. Along the way, you’re privy to beautiful views, a stop at the natural pools of Oheo, and, finally, a stop at “Heavenly Hana,” one of Maui’s quaintest little towns.
Molokini Crater, Maui
This tiny, stunning slice of paradise sits off of Maui’s coast and is the perfect spot for snorkeling. The ecosystem within the crater’s crystal blue waters is rich with marine life, giving guests an opportunity to swim alongside tropical fish, green sea turtles, and other forms of exotic sea life.
Diamond Head State Monument, Oahu
Formed during the Honolulu Volcanic Series over 200,000 years ago, Diamond Head crater, now a Hawaii State Monument, stands over 700’ tall and overlooks Waikiki, Honolulu, and the Pacific. On the slopes of Diamond Head are bunkers and a lighthouse that tell the story of the rocky structure’s military past.
A hike up the crater is rewarded with some of the most stunning views Oahu has to offer.