10 Terrifying Views In Hawaii That Will Make Your Palms Sweat

There’s no use arguing with us: we 100 percent believe that the Hawaiian Islands are home to more unspoiled natural beauty than anywhere else in the world. With our towering verdant mountains, massive waves, and winding roads come some truly surreal views — but also some anxiety. They say that fear can either be your worst enemy or a powerful motivator. These ten views in Hawaii will either cause you a rush of anxiety and fear or, if you like this sort of thing, make you feel as though you can conquer the world.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

So, tell us: are you an adrenaline junkie who finds these views inspiring, or are you afraid of heights, sharks, or massive waves? Sound off in the comments, then click here to discover 13 Roads With The Best Windshield Views In All Of Hawaii.

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Aerial Hawaii

October 29, 2020

What are Hawaii’s most easily recognized landmarks? 

The Hawaiian Islands are home to countless natural landmarks that are easy to identify from the air, but Oahu’s Diamond Head Crater, Kauai’s Na Pali Coast, and Maui’s Haleakala Crater are three of the most famous — but they might also make your palms sweat if you see these aerial views in real life. If you’ve never experienced the beauty of these destinations, add them to your Hawaii bucket list immediately

How can you experience Hawaii from above? 

While we love looking at aerial photographs of Hawaii, there’s nothing better than experiencing the beauty of the Aloha State from above for ourselves. Of course, you’ll see the islands from this perspective when flying to or between the islands, but there’s little better than a helicopter tour. One of our all-time favorites is the journey that leads you to Manawaiopuna Falls, more commonly known as Jurassic Falls — after its famous appearance in Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic, Jurassic Park. For a simple adventure, why not go parasailing off the coast of Waikiki?

What is the tallest place in Hawaii?

The highest point in the entire Aloha State is Mauna Kea, which measures in at 13,796 feet above sea level. When measured from its oceanic base deep in the vast Pacific, however, the mountain measures in at more than 33,000 feet tall — higher than Mount Everest! The summit area of Mauna Kea is unlike anything you’ll find elsewhere across the Hawaiian Islands, and you’ll want to visit for yourself.

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