Hawaii (State of) Things to Do

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Hawaii (State of) Things to Do

  • 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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  • 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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  • Beaches

    Waikiki Things to Do

    There is so much to and see in and around Waikiki but you can't forget or avoid the beaches. They are right there in your face no matter where you go in Waikiki. And they are beautiful. Nothing compares to the beautiful blue waters of Hawaii and Waikiki has some wonderful beaches to high light them. There are eight sections to the beach at Waikiki...

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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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  • 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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  • 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

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kihei Things to Do

    It isn't far in miles but that is very deceiving you need to get an early start. For one thing there is a lot of traffic and you have to go slowily. The roads are super curvy and some of the curves are 1 lane so you have to be very careful and supposed to honk your horn are you turn. I'm serious. Besides that there is alot to stop and see .. and...

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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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  • 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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  • Activities and Attractions

    Maui Things to Do

    The Sugar Cane Train was created by "Mac" McKelvy and Makai Corporation in 1969. It's a passenger locomotive that has been transporting people along a 6-mile stretch of track from Lahaina to Puukoli. We didn't ride on the locomotive but as we were driving to Ka'ana'pali Beach we saw the locomotive whizzing by the tracks after blowing its steam...

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  • Beaches / Coastlines

    Oahu Things to Do

    The conventional wisdom about Honolulu and Waikiki is that you should avoid them – fly in if you have to and immediately fly to another island. But wait, you can also head to the north shore of Oahu and get away from the crowds as well as enjoy "real" Hawaii.

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  • Drive around the Big Island

    Hawaii (Big Island) Things to Do

    We rented a car to take the drive along the scenic Rt. 19 . We stopped along the way to view some beautiful lava tubes flowing with water along on our way to Kaimana Caves, Akaka Falls and then on to Volcanoes National Park. The route is a short one but a good way to get off the highway and see the beautiful coast line.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Diamond Head

    Waikiki Things to Do

    I love taking photos of lighthouses and collect them whenever I travel. I have many lighthouse photos. But Diamond Head Lighthouse is one of my favorites. It is located on a steep cliff on the coast of Oahu below the now extinct Diamond Head Volcano. It is 55 feet tall and stands 147 feet above sea level. It's light can be seen 18 miles out into...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Red Sand Beach

    Hana Things to Do

    There are no signs directing you to the red sand beach, it is hidden tricky to find and very tricky to get to. The hilly trail along the the side of a cliff is very eroded and narrow. I AM TERRIFIED OF HIEGHTS THIS WAS WAYYYYY OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE. But once you get there it's very nice. a lot of the pics people take are super enhanced so I'm...

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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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  • Water Sports

    Maui Things to Do

    One of the two whirlpools located at the Hibiscus Pool at the Grand Wailea is the Kihei Whirlpool. In the early morning hours there could be a chill in the air and this is a good way to warm up before enjoying some time at the pool. We arrived at the pool early at 7:30 am to enjoy some time at the whirlpool before hitting the other pools for some...

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  • North Shore

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Oahu Things to Do

    Stand-up paddle boarding is a variation on surfing that is becoming very popular in the islands and is one of the fastest-growing watersports. In stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) riders stand upright on wider, longer boards and use a paddle to maneuver. Great for a core muscle workout, SUP is often used for fitness rather than for riding waves....

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  • Volcanoes National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hawaii (Big Island) Things to Do

    We went to visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National park. Boy, was it far - a really long drive from Kona. And, I'm not sure worth the drive. Do your research in advance if you want to check it out. Make sure there are no area closures and there will be something you can walk/hike out to see. Otherwise, you are limited to just seeing the visitor center....

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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 a 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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  • 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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  • 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

    We stopped on the way back from the Volcano National Park at the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens. Going to the gardens is free. They had exhibits on how to grow your own orchids There was a basket of free flowers for you to put one in your hair (they even supplied bobby pins. Rules Do not place plants on the floor Do not move them around to take...

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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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  • Crater Rim Road

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Things to Do

    There are two main roads in the park. This is one of them - the Crater Rim Drive takes you along a portion of the summit caldera (large pit crater) of Kilauea. The road starts at Kilauea Visitor Center. The places we went on this road include the Steam Vents, the Jaggar Museum, the Kilauea Iki Overlook and the Thurston Lava Tube. The Lava Tube and...

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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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  • Dry Cave/Wet Cave

    Kauai Things to Do

    As you keep driving up north the 560 highway you will notice many locals relaxing at the noumerous big or small beaches along the way. We prefered to stop at Ha’ena Beach Park(pics 1-2) that has many facilities like bathroooms, picnic tables, huge parking area etc We enjoyed some shaved ice from the lunch wagon(pic 3) that also serves beverages,...

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  • Hana

    Maui Things to Do

    Spectacular, remote, and fascinating. The Pools of Ohe'o are the most popular spot on The Road To Hana. The Pools are located 15 minutes south of Hana. There are seven tiered pools fed by waterfalls. The lower pools are the easiest to access, I did have the chance to swim in one of the lower pools with a large waterfall. It was a wonderful...

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  • Pearl Harbour

    Oahu Things to Do

    One of the Exhibit Galleries at PH was one that highlighted the events leading up to the attack and including the attack. Old black and white photos and film are used throughout the exhibit which makes going back in history even more vivid. Maps, replicas of ships, aircraft and bombs are seens throughout the exhibit.

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  • City of Refuge

    4.5 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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  • 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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  • Honolulu Zoo

    Waikiki Things to Do

    It was a nice place to walk around. It's smaller than other zoos I've been to, but still nice. There was a huge kids area (play ground and petting zoo) but it was OVER RUN by kids...so we didn't go near there. I think unfortunetly we were there during a school field trip. Snack bar is of course expensive, but this is the only zoo that I know of...

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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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  • Beaches

    Lahaina Things to Do

    Kaanapali Beach is a three mile stretch sand and clear blue waters. This beach area is quite popular and is lined by resorts, The Whaler's Village and restaurants. One of Kaanapali Beach’s most famous attractions is the daily cliff diving ceremony off of the beach’s northernmost cliffs known as Puu Kekaa, or Black Rock. Held every evening at...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 and Coastlines

    Maui Things to Do

    Mokapu Beach was located right in front of the resort in which we were staying; The Andaz. I liked that the beach was small and uncrowded. We only saw people from our resort and a few people from the neighboring condo development. After seeing the mob scene of Wailea beach; I was happy to be here at Mokapu. The beach condition was perfect; nice...

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  • Polynesian Cultural Center

    4 out of 5 stars

    Oahu Things to Do

    This is a unique open air cultural museum and performing arts center. It features 7 mock villages representing 7 unique island cultures. Every hour each of these villages has a dance, music or craft demonstrations. Also at the center is an IMAX movie theatre and a nightly cultural show.

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