Hawaii is widely considered to be a paradise on the earth with sunsets by the palm fringed Pacific, juicy papaya, white sandy beaches and the traditional hula dance. Every year tens of thousands of tourists head for Hawaii to watch whales, celebrate honeymoon and go surfing and snorkeling. Here we select several best places to go in Hawaii for your reference.
Waimea Canyon, Kauai
As the largest canyon in the Pacific, Waimea Canyon is a dramatic and magnificent sight to behold. The canyon is ten miles long, one mile wide, and over 3,500-feet deep. It was carved by rivers and floods that flowed from Mount Wai’ale’ale’s summit thousands of years ago. Mark Twain once described it as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” The most amazing thing is that Canyon has some of the most striking color combinations here and there on the island.
Wailua Falls, Kauai
Wailua Falls is a double-tiered gorgeous waterfall. It is approximately 85 feet high and drops into a pool which is more than 30 feet deep. You will encounter raging falls if you visit during a time of high precipitation on the island. You can even admire the falls with a third tier flow at that time. The falls is also fantastic when it has a moderate flow.
Kee Beach, Kauai
One of the most striking views of Kee beach is its majestic view of the Na Pali Coast, which contains a series of cragged cliffs along the northwest shore. Surrounded by palm and almond trees, this stretch of white-sand beach is a wonderful place for viewing breathtaking sunsets or the sea lion if you are lucky.
The wonderful thing is you are allowed to park on either side of the road and near the coast if you are driving.
Pearl Harbor, Oahu
Pearl Harbor is situated in Central Oahu. Pearl Harbor is the site of the infamous air assault by Japan on December 7, 1941. Nowadays it is a solemn reminder of the tragic day. The visitors center is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Christmas, New Years and Thanksgiving. There is one thing you should pay your attention to: No purses or bags of any sort are allowed on the boat in the way to Pearl Harbor.
Sea Life Park, Oahu
As a world-class marine attraction, Sea Life Park lies on the eastside of the island of Oahu. Sea Life Park offers a fascinating experience with Hawaii marine life and beholds the amazing aquariums. Here you can watch dancing dolphins, sea lions which sing as well as penguins that present a magic performance!
Therefore, just bring the whole family, or friends to start the animal adventure at this park!
Iao Valley and Iao Needle, Kukaemoku
Located in the Iao Valley, the Iao Needle is famous for the natural rock formation. The green-covered stone can be found everywhere in the Valley. The Iao Needle is 2,250 feet above sea level, or 1200 feet tall from the valley floor. As a scenic spot, the Iao Needle is surrounded by a very lovely walkway and garden of lush tropical plants. It was also the site of one of the most famous battles in Hawaiian history and surrounded by the Pu’u Kukui Crater. the Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens is also situated nearby in the valley.
Green Sand Beach – Papakolea, Big Island
Sand beach lies in the Ka’u district of Hawaii. Papakolea Beach is very famous for green sand. This beach looks like a big bowl, so it may be a little difficult to get down to the beach, but the beautiful sea view will make your effort worthwhile!
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was established in 1916 and is an International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site.
Located 30 miles southwest of Hilo and 96 miles southeast of Kona, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HVNP) is a magical place on the earth with its outstanding natural values. The most continuously active volcano in the world, Kilauea Volcano, also stands here. Visitors can also see Mauna Loa, the world’s largest volcano, at 13,677 feet.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is open for 24 hours a day for each year.