Hawaii September 05, 2015
30 Places In Hawaii You Must See Before You Die
Some people save for years to afford a vacation to the Aloha State and yet some Hawaii residents take our beautiful state for granted. We all understand that work, family, chores, and life get in the way of experiencing all of the amazing places Hawaii has to offer, but no one wants to move away from Hawaii only to realize that they have never experienced some of the things that make the islands truly magical.
1) An aerial view of the islands – from a helicopter, or even a parachute.
2) A sunrise from atop Haleakala.
3) Thurston Lava Tube, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
4) Honu (green sea turtles) relaxing on the beach, or swimming alongside you in the ocean.
5) A bamboo forest (the best one is in Haleakala National Park).
6) Maui’s Red Sand Beach on Kaihalulu Bay.
7) The view from Ka’ena Point, the northwest tip of Oahu.
8) Check out the westernmost beach in the United States, Polihale State Park.
9) Watch whales frolicking off the coast.
10) Hike Lanakai Pillboxes and revel in the amazing view, and the World War II pillboxes.
11) The Road to Hana, a 64-mile coastal drive, features views of waterfalls, forests, mountains, and the ocean.
12) Iolani Palace, the only palace on United States soil.
13) This Redwood forest in Polipoli State Park.
14) The view from the top of Koko Head – something about the 1,100 stairs make the view that much more rewarding.
15) Check out the Big Island’s Akaka Falls.
16) The Blue Room is a must.
17) Nakalele Blowhole.
18) Waimea Canyon, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
19) The stunning Byodo-In Temple.
20) Jump into the Venus pool – or just look into the deep water with awe.
21) The sea caves found along Kauai’s Na Pali Coast.
22) Lanai’s Sweetheart Rock.
23) Maui’s Seven Sacred Pools.
24) The Queen’s Bath, on Kauai.
25) Immerse yourself in American history with a trip to Pearl Harbor.
26) Molokai’s sea cliffs.
27) Banyan trees.
28) Kilauea Volcano, on the Big Island.
29) Oahu’s Banzai Pipeline.
30) The summit of Mauna Kea.
Did I miss any of Hawaii’s must-see places? Share your opinions in the comments below!