Top 10 Attractions in HawaiiMay 8, 2012 No Comments
Hawaii10 of Wonderful Underground Sites Worldwide. Read more ... » is no doubt a destination dream for every travelers. There are six islands you can choose to visit, each with distictive personality. Below is the list of Top 10 attractions in Hawaii.
1. Pearl Harbor, Oahu
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Don’t miss a piece of American History! Experience a historical tour of Pearl harbor which houses memorial collections such as the USS Arizona Memorial. This place can be accessed only by boat. When you are here, don’t miss to see the USS Missouri Battleship Memorial where you can see a once-working battleship.
2. Na Pali Coast, Kauai
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Amazingly beautiful place in Kauai, Na Pali Coast offers you a beautiful visual experience. This place can be accessed by boat, foot, or helicopter. Of course taking a helicopter tour will cost you more, but you won’t regret it once you did. For easiest way to see the coastline, we recommend to take a boat tour. As for hiking, you will need a permit for a hike more than 2 miles. This type of tour is only for serious hikers because the cliffs are not for faint of heart.
3. Hanauma Bay, Oahu
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If you are a first-time snorkeler and looking for a great place to snorkel in, then Hanauma Bay is what you will put in you itinerary. This place was only for Hawaiian royalty to fish, but now it is a protected naturePlace of the day: Metéora, Greece, a Combination of Peaceful and Breathtaking Views of Nature. Read more ... » preserve and you are allowed to snorkel in. hanauma Bay is a beautiful place, good for first time snorkeler as the water is gentle and protected by an ooutter reef. To enter this place, you need to pay a fee. Before you snorkel, you will need to watch a short video informing you about the area in general and names of colorful fish you will swim with. The video also shows how to safely interact with them.
4. Fem Grotto, Kauai
Fern Grotto is a natural lava rock amphitheater where you will be serenaded by Hawaiian musicians. Accesible via the Wallua River, taking a boat toursWelcome to Traffic Travel. Read more ... » will take about 40 minutes. You can also choose to go to the grotto by kayaking , if you like.
5. Kilauea, Hawaii
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Visit Kilauea, the most active and youngest volcano in Hawaii where you see lava at the eastern riff zone. Here you will see the stunning process when magma meets ocean. Best time to see is at night, as the combination color or lava with the dark night is amazing. You can stay in Volcano – Volcano Hotel as well.
6. Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii
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If you like for stargazing, you can visit the summit at Mauna Kea, known as one of the best stargazing places. A word of advice, since temperatures can be so dropping, you have to pack wisely.
7. Seven Sacred Pools, Maui
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Located just outside of Hana, Seven Sacred Pools is locally called as Oheo Guich. This is a series of pools and cascading water, a beautiful place to enjoy the nature. Oheo Guich is actually a part of Haleakala National Park, but you cannot drive from there to the summit.
8. Ioalani Palace, Oahu
Photo by: Sue Cunningham
This is the only royal palace in the United States. Ioalani Palace is located just a few miles from Waikiki. You will find several historical buildings nearby as well. The tour to this palace will be very interesting if you take a guided or audio tours.
9. Waimea Canyon, Kauai
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Waimea Canyon is known as the Grand Canyon of the pacific. AncientBest Places To Go in Athens, Greece. Read more ... » earthquake that merged several streams into a large river back then resulting this canyon. You can experience jaw-dropping scenes at several viewpoints along Waimea Canyon Drive.
10. Haleakala, Maui
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Haleakala is a well-known place in Maui to see sunrise. No wonder you will see many visitors here. Options to go there is by driving on your own or sleeping in. You will have to compete with other visitors in finding parking spot if you go there by driving. If you choose to sleep in, there are plenty of hikings to do. Prepare yourself for very cold temperature but don’t worry, as the sun rises, temperature will rise as well.
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