Hawaii (State of) Things to Do

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Hawaii (State of) Things to Do

  • Pearl Harbor

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Honolulu Things to Do

    Pearl Harbour and especially its WWII plight is so famous that once in Honolulu there is practically no chance of skipping it. The area where the unsalvageable sunken ships were laying was turned into a memorial to the dead, still buried under the wreckage with an option for survivors to join their comrades at time of death. The whole complex...

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  • Beaches

    Kailua-Kona Things to Do

    Lovely smaller beach a little bit south of the center of Kailua-Kona town. Free parking! Also known as White Sands Beach, one of the few such in the Kona region. "La'aloa" mean "very sacred" - and yes, this is a special place.

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  • Luau

    Lahaina Things to Do

    We arrived at Old Lahaina Luau at 5:10 pm and the parking lot was already full. They told us to park at the overflow parking lot at the Cannery Mall across the street but we were able to find some street parking that was a little closer instead. Once we parked, Chris just changed his shirt right there and we went inside. The luau area was...

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  • Beaches

    Waikiki Things to Do

    Never has a beach been as fabled as Waikiki. Since the 1950s, this beach has been a tourist destination extraordinaire. While much of it has been eroded, trampled by millions of feet, or encroached upon by towering skyscrapers, hints of its original beauty can still be seen in the crashing waves and the warm sand. Come night time, the hipsters...

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  • Waterfalls

    Hilo Things to Do

    I had previously visited Rainbow Falls during a trip to the Big Island many years ago. In 2013, my wife and I visited Hilo and took a local tour which brought us to Rainbow Falls. Rainbow Falls is a large waterfall; about 80 feet high and 100 feet in diameter. The name Rainbow Falls comes from the Hawaiian word for the falls which is Waiânuenue ;...

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  • Road to Hana

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kihei Things to Do

    Taking the Road to Hana Tour with Valley Isle was a vacation within a vacation. Why? Because for the first time on vacation we didn't torture ourselves with driving a long way to see something fabulous. We usually do our own driving as we trust that our driving skills are safe and we can take the time to not be rushed, but there are some 600 turns...

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  • Chain of Craters Road

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Things to Do

    I drove all the way down to the end (where it was closed by a lava flow) of Chain of Craters Road and I got out and went to see the Holei Sea Arch. It was just a short walk but the surface was VERY uneven and it was very hot and sunny so it was hard for me. I wanted to see the arch because a similar arch in Aruba has collapsed and that is always a...

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  • Road to Hana

    Hana Things to Do

    Hotel Hana Maui was a very unique and amazing hotel. It is pricey to have no t.v and wi-fi, but it's beautiful and private and romantic. The service is excellent! I've heard it is changing entirely as far as the name and prices, etc., but I'm hoping it continues to be an oasis of beauty and "old Hawaii". I would totally recommend this hotel, esp....

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  • Hiking thru the rain forest

    Volcano Things to Do

    This is a short hike that brings you to the bottom of the Kilauea Iki Crater. You will descent via stairs (ccw) or path in to the crater (cw). This depends which way round you go. At the bottom follow the stone men to the other side. It is a strange feeling when you walk trough a crater that was in 1959 one big fire pot. Knowing that below you...

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  • Waimea Canyon

    Kauai Things to Do

    Decided on taking a trip up to Waimea Canyon while on the island of Kauai.This canyon,otherwise known as "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific" is over 10 miles long,1 mile wide and up to 3000 feet deep.The drive up is on a twisty mountainous road and took more than an hour from where our ship was docked.Once at the lookout point you are at the mercy of...

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  • Pearl Harbour

    Oahu Things to Do

    This is the reason we wanted to see Hawai'i, but wanted to see U.S.S. Arizona foremost. To board the memorial, you need to make sure you have a ticket which is free. You have to see a movie and from there you board a boat provided by the navy. Be aware, they can cancel the boat ride if the waters get too choppy. Best time to see the memorial is...

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  • Drive around the Big Island

    Hawaii (Big Island) Things to Do

    One of the pleasures of driving around the Big Island are the numerous stretches of highway that are beautifully landscaped with deferent tree species to give the driver fairy-tale sensation and cool the car down at the same time. Most of these “tree tunnels” can be found along the eastern tip of the island around Pahoa.

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  • Diamond Head

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Honolulu Things to Do

    I've made this hike three times. The last two ascents it took me 24 minutes each time to make it to the top. Not bad for a Senior Citizen from Seattle. Good walking shoes are a must . Great view at the top. Take a camera and water.

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  • Ali'i Drive

    Kailua-Kona Things to Do

    Ali’i Drive is where the major shopping and restaurants are located in Kona. This long stretch of seaside street has small shopping plazas and individual stores lining both sides of the street. Just about any type of item can be found here along with the typical ABC stores. There are some nice outdoor restaurants and restaurants that have large...

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  • Walking Tour

    Lahaina Things to Do

    We just walked into any of the historical sites in Lahaina and picked up a map to do this walk. It could take you a few hours to do but its free (except to where you need to pay admission), there are many signs to let you know where you are at and what to expect. I found it interesting and informative. Lots of great information. It takes you back...

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  • Diamond Head

    Waikiki Things to Do

    The Diamond Head Lighthouse is not open to public tours but relatively unobstructed views of the lighthouse can be found. This lighthouse has a great historical significance to many on the island. In 1825 British sailors climbed the crater at Diamond Head and found hard, clear calcite crystals among the black volcanic rocks. They believed these...

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  • Helicopter Rides

    Hilo Things to Do

    We went out on the pier to meet with our group. A black dude came into the terminal and weighed us on a scale. The rules said that if you were over 250 lbs that you would be charged extra. My grandson weighed 85 lbs - less than I had guessed (I guessed 100 lbs) and I was more than I had put down (but of course I'm usually weighing in the morning...

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  • Lava Flows

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Things to Do

    At the end of the Chain of Craters Road where the lava had closed the road, the bus stopped and gave us a chance to get out and walk on the lava and take photos close up of what I had seen from a distance in the morning from the helicopter. It was very interesting.

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  • Wainapanapa - Black Sand Beach

    Hana Things to Do

    Honokalani Black Sand Beach is located in the Wainapanapa State Park. Usually people just know it as Black Sand Beach. Also its more like rocks not sand. You will definitley need water shoes here. There is a picnic area, campground and cemetary here then you can walk down to the beach. This is also on the Road to Hana and a popular stop for tourist...

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  • Na Pali Coast

    Kauai Things to Do

    Na Pali coast at the northern tip of Kauai is very dramatic; some inspired heads have even gone out of their way to find an etymological relationship with Nepal. While it is not Nepal, Na Pali is impressive enough. Extra lure is its remoteness. There is no road traversing it and the only means of transport are boats, helicopters and “bare” feet....

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  • Historical Sites

    Oahu Things to Do

    Although this church was built in 1959, its orgins began in 1854 by Fr. Modestus Favens when the first temporary structure was made of simple beach cocnuts fronds and pieces of drift wood. Later a different site was selected and a second church was needed to accomodate more parishioners was built on Ohau Ave with old wood from wrecked sailing...

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  • Volcanoes National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hawaii (Big Island) Things to Do

    No one in my family had ever seen anything like this and we were all so impressed. I will say though that my son was a little bored at times. Do not miss the Jaggar Museum at night. There is a place inside the national park called Kilauea Military Camp. There you can get cabins at a very good price right inside the park. You can also get a good,...

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  • Waikiki Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Honolulu Things to Do

    Despite its size, Honolulu’s accommodations are geographically limited. Practically all the lodging is in the Waikiki area which can turn into blessing for some but a nightmare for others. Even those who find it repulsive should not shun it though – after all, this is the example of high efficiency tourism model where multitudes are being...

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  • Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

    Kailua-Kona Things to Do

    We took Body Glove's Deluxe Snorkel and Dolphin Morning Adventure. The cruise is aboard Body Glove's boat, Kanoa II. The boat has 2 levels, both with shaded and unshaded areas. The bottom level had open fresh-water showers, bathrooms, a buffet serving area, bar, and sit-down tables. The bow of the boat was uncovered and had a few tall...

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  • Banyan Tree

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lahaina Things to Do

    Right in the heart of Old Town Lahaina by the Courthouse is an exceptionally large and old Banyan Tree. The tree itself is over 60 feet tall and has over ten trunks that anchor it to the ground. This massive tree was first planted in 1873This massive tree provides a beautiful shaded area with benches underneath its branches. On weekends art...

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  • Cruising Beyond Waikiki

    Waikiki Things to Do

    If you plan to drive around Honolulu traffic in a rental car, then beware.. you might spend more than half your time waiting in very slow moving traffic, getting lost in the maze of illogical road signs and confusing one way streets.. the laid back island nature of this place is a hassle when trying to get back to the hotel in time to dress for...

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  • Tropical Botanical Gardens

    Hilo Things to Do

    This was our last stop on the way back to the ship after the afternoon tour. I enjoyed walking around and taking photos of the flowers. We really couldn't take any flowers back with is though so I just got some soap.

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  • Thurston Lava Tube

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Things to Do

    The bus stopped for us to take a walk into the Thurston Lava Tube. This lava tube was discovered in 1913 by Lorrin Thurston, a local newspaper publisher. At that time the roof of the tube was covered with lava stalactites, but those soon disappeared to souvenir collectors. This is a tube that lava originally traveled through but it is empty now....

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  • Red Sand Beach

    Hana Things to Do

    A beauty of a beach that's for sure... just google the images for Red Sands Beach, Hana. It's not easy to find, most locals give you the "I'm not sure" when you ask them where it is. The trail is to the right of the community center in Hana through a small makeshift cemetery. When you see the danger signs you know your in the right place. The trail...

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  • Helicopters Tours

    Kauai Things to Do

    Helicopter rides are available throughout the archipelago and each one of them must be a thrill for the passengers. Allegedly though, the ones on Kauai are the most spectacular due to the size and scenery of the island. Another aspect to consider is whether the helicopter has its doors attached or they have been removed for an extra bit of thrill,...

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  • Beaches / Coastlines

    Oahu Things to Do

    We happened to stop here on our circle island tour. What a beautiful place to see. The circular-shaped shore of Hanauma Bay on the southeast tip of East Honolulu, you can imagine how this beautiful cove was once a volcanic crater. Today, this crater, and you can swim out into Hanauma Bay’s clear blue waters and explore the reefs full of colorful...

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  • City of Refuge

    5 out of 5 stars

    Hawaii (Big Island) Things to Do

    UPDATE: This park was damaged by a tsunami on March 11, 2011. As of April 2011, the park remains closed as officials assess the damage. Ancient Hawaiian justice was rather harsh. If you broke most kapu (laws), you faced the death penalty. One way to avoid this was to make it to a Place of Refuge such as this one. You certainly feel the peace and...

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  • Hanauma Bay

    Honolulu Things to Do

    Hula Dance was originally a religious dance brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians. It was often used to entertain tribal chiefs of just to celebrate special occasions. Later versions of hula added musical instruments such as the ukulele or guitar. Hula dancing was banned in Hawaii when American Protestant missionaries arrived in force in the 1800s...

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  • Black Sand Beach

    Kailua-Kona Things to Do

    Since a lot of the sand on this side of the island is lava based (basalt) you will find many areas with black sand. It is a beautiful difference from the white sand that you would normally see at most beaches. And dont forget! Keep your eyes peeled. There are certain areas where the beaches are not crowded. Most of them do involve hiking as they...

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  • Whalewatching

    Lahaina Things to Do

    My wife and I didn't have to go far for some whale watching. We pulled into Lahaina aboard the Celebrity Century in the early morning hours of my 40th Birthday. From our suite's balcony we watched a large group of humpback wales jumping out of the water, diving and waving their flippers. It was an amazing sight to see and so close to us. This...

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  • Cultural Activities

    Waikiki Things to Do

    This place is amazing. I grew up in NZ (now living in Melbourne, Australia) and there are alot of polynesians here...however visiting this place is another experience altogether...you get to learn the history of all most of the polynesian islands as well as enjoy a pagent boat show, then a dinner of your choice (I would highly recommend the ali'i...

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  • Big Island Candies Factory

    Hilo Things to Do

    On the afternoon tour, our driver Rob took us to a candy company where we could see candy being made and we bought some. I don't remember what we bought and we ate it before we got back to the ship. Their website says: Our ..original products – such as our Chocolate Dipped Macadamia Nut Shortbread Cookies are world renown. All of our products are...

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  • Kilauea Crater

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Things to Do

    My grandmother found from talking to one of the rangers (she talks to everyone) that there would be a ranger led walk to the Kilauea Crater that morning at about 10:30, so I did that. He gave us a talk at the visitor's center first and it was very interesting. We went through a tropical rainforest to the very edge of Kilauea Caldera

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  • Waimoku Falls

    Hana Things to Do

    An awesome hike. The journey is the destination. There is so much to experience here. Waimoku Falls are some of the largest. About 400 foot I believe. Our trip happened to be during a dry spell so the falls were very light. But this just afforded us a different view then many others are able to get. During the hike we passed or crossed Ironwoods,...

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  • Poipu Beach

    Kauai Things to Do

    The day we drove to the south of Kauai we passed through a Tunnel of Trees. From Lihue we took Kaumuli’i Highway(hw 50) and then turned left on highway 520(maluhia road) which is actually a highway covered with trees from both sides (pic 1). The double row of eucalyptus trees were planted by Alexander McBryde in 1911 and they cover about 1,5km...

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  • Dole Pineapple Plantation

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Oahu Things to Do

    This started as a fruit stand in the 1950's, Dole Plantation opened to the public as Hawaii’s "Pineapple Experience" in 1989. Today, It is Oahu’s most popular visitor attractions and welcomes more than one million visitors a year. Pineapple Express Train Tour Our two-mile, 20 minute fully narrated train tour is educational and informative. Along...

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  • Waterfalls

    Hawaii (Big Island) Things to Do

    Rainbow Falls - Nice little stop, but can be missed if you don't have much time. Ample parking. Close to the boiling pots, which in my opinion could also be missed. Akaka Falls State Park - There are multiple waterfalls here. Akaka falls has a 442 foot drop. The walk is well maintained and the whole circle walk took about 45 minutes and wasn't too...

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  • Iolani Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Honolulu Things to Do

    Iolani Palace is fabulous! It's the only royal palace in the United States, and King Kalakaua spared no expense when he had it built. Consider this: Iolani Palace, which was completed in 1882, had electricity five years before the White House and 17 years before Buckingham Palace. It also had telephones, flush toilets, and hot and cold running...

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  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kailua-Kona Things to Do

    Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is a must see when you are in this area. It is located 20 miles south of Kailua-Kona. The park service has tried to restore this refuge to the way it appeared in the 1700's. You will walk by numbered coconuts that designate points of interest as you stroll through the compound and canoe landing....

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  • Snorkeling and Diving

    Lahaina Things to Do

    The Beaches of Hawaii are Famous Worldwide!!! There is a reason -- because they are FANTASTIC!!! This is what you came here for, right? You will not be disappointed!!! I could live at these beaches! Relax on the beach, go for a swim, go snorkeling, take pictures and make memories! You won't want to forget this place!!!

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