Attractions May 01, 2021
The Definitive Guide To Uncovering Hawaii’s Best Attractions — Small Towns, Gorgeous Parks, Museums, And More!
With its lush greenery, swaying palm trees, and white sand beaches, Hawaii has rightfully earned a reputation as a piece of paradise. Whether you’re a native or you’re visiting, you’ll find so much to do, much of it in a tropical setting, that you’ll probably never want to leave. Explore some of Hawaii’s most charming small towns, where you’ll discover colorful shops, antique stores brimming with hidden treasures, farmers markets with some of the freshest produce you’ll ever taste, and beautiful wineries where you can sample wine. To make sure you don’t miss anything, you might want to join a guided tour. However, before you do anything, take a peek at just a few of Hawaii’s best attractions, which are sure to get your wanderlust working overtime.
The Best Small Towns In Hawaii
Hawaii’s pure natural beauty is breathtaking no matter where you travel – from its biggest cities to its smallest town. You won’t find a better way to spend a relaxing day than by exploring one of the best small towns in Hawaii. Haleiwa, for example, provides an idyllic backdrop for strolling down quaint streets, shopping in an eclectic selection of shops, and dining at delicious eateries. Hanalei in Kauai is a tiny town dripping with Old World Charm and can be reached by a lone one-lane bridge. Admire the old world architecture, and grab a shaved ice, in Lahaina, and add Lanai City to your list of must visit small towns.
In which small town in Hawaii would you love to live?
The Must Visit Book Store In Hawaii
Tucked on the western coast of Hawaii’s Island, Kona Bay Books is, without a doubt, a book lover’s dream come true. After all, it boasts a selection of more than
of books. Slip on a pair of comfy shoes, so you can explore the rows and rows of shelves, jam-packed with an assortment of books – from local history to classic literature. If you’re looking for an old or an obscure title, you just might strike gold here. However, that’s just the start of the fun. As you meander down the rows at Kona Bay Books, thumb through the eclectic selection of CDs and DVDs. If you have too many books at home, you can even sell those that are gently used to the massive book store.
What literary treasures will you find at Kona Bay Books?
The Unique Park In Hawaii
Whether you just want to drink in the breathtaking views or you’re up for an exhilarating (and exhausting) hike, you’ll find a little bit of everything at Wa’ahila Ridge State Recreation Area. Overlooking Honolulu City, Manoa Valley, and Palolo Valley, the park offers jaw-dropping views just about everywhere you turn. Pack everything you need for a relaxing picnic among the lush trees, or relax on one of the benches, where you can just marvel at the views that stretch out before you. If you’re up for a challenging adventure, you’ll find that at this unique park in Hawaii too. Lace up your hiking boots for a trek along the 2.5-mile Wa’ahila Ridge Trail that leads to Mount Olympus. If you’re really up for a challenge, you can continue the trail up to the mountain’s summit.
How will you spend your time at Wa’ahila Ridge State Recreation Area?
The One Of A Kind Boat Ride In Hawaii
Hawaii’s a one-of-a-kind paradise, and it boasts a full menu of unique adventures that promise lifelong memories. While you can certainly sail on the water, you’ll definitely want to go on an adventure under water with Atlantic Submarines Waikiki. Journey below the surface of the Pacific Ocean aboard the Atlantis-XIV, the largest passenger submarine in the world, which holds 64 passengers at a time. Your adventure begins with a 20-minute boat ride to the submarine that will take you below the ocean’s surface. For two hours, marvel at the underwater habitat – schools of colorful fish and sunken ships.
What will you see aboard the world’s largest passenger submarine?
The Most Charming Farmers Market In Hawaii
Most people likely don’t think of rolling farmland when they think of Hawaii, at least at first. However, wait until you try the locally grown produce at Kumu Farms Stand, so fresh and so delicious, you’re going to want to come back again and again. The charming roadside farm stand sells a little bit of everything – from pineapple and apple bananas to corn and eggplant. Your visit to the farm stand is just the beginning of your adventure. While you’re there, check out the rest of the Maui Tropical Planation, where you’ll find charming shops, eateries, and an ice cream parlor.
What fresh fruits and veggies will you stock up on at Kumu Farms Stand?
The Magical Train Ride In Hawaii
Hawaii boasts so many unique ways to see its jaw-dropping beauty, from deep in the Pacific Ocean to aboard an old-fashioned train. For an unforgettable experience and a unique way to see Hawaii, plan a visit to the Hawaiian Railway Society, where you can ride on a restored diesel electric locomotive that boasts six passenger cars. Each train ride lasts an hour and a half and features a lively narrative, jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean, and a stop at a popular ice cream shop.
Will you climb aboard a train ride with the Hawaiian Railway Society?
The Longest Bridge In Hawaii
Beauty and Hawaii just go hand-in-hand. However, Hawaii’s not just brimming with natural beauty. It’s also got its fair share of manmade beauty that belongs on every Hawaiians’ and every visitors’ bucket list. Start your exploration on Oahu, where you’ll find the Admiral Clarey Bridge, the longest bridge in Hawaii. The 4,000-foot bridge allows drivers to travel from Oahu to the tiny Ford Island. Before the gorgeous bridge opened in the 1990s, travelers crossed from Oahu to Ford Island on a ferry. Today, the $78 million bridge is one of the world’s only floating bridges. A journey over the bridge promises sensational views and plenty of photo-taking opportunities.
Have you traveled over the Admiral Clarey Bridge yet?
One Of The Most Unique Museums In Hawaii
If you love coffee, you’ll fall head over heels in Hawaii, which produces some of the world’s best, most delicious coffee. You’ll find no shortage of quaint and colorful coffee shops to indulge your taste buds either. For a unique adventure, plan a visit to The Honolulu Coffee Experience, a museum and a delicious spot to grab a cup of coffee. Wear comfy shoes for your visit to the museum, which encompasses 9,000 square feet and provides a glimpse into the coffee-making process, from the beans at the farm to the cup of coffee you drink. Save some time to sit down, relax, and try one of the selection of coffees, each of which pairs perfectly with the fresh baked goodies.
What flavor coffee will you try at The Honolulu Coffee Experience?