The sun and the beaches are the primary reasons why countless tourists are lured to Hawaii all year round. The Hawaiian Islands welcome millions of travelers every year who want to spend a relaxing time in Hawaii’s sparkling white sands and blue waters. The archipelago provides the perfect opportunity for water-loving individuals to enjoy various activities such as scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, jet skiing, and snorkeling.
But aside from these, there are also other reasons why one should not miss out on spending their holiday in the Hawaiian Islands.
1. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park gives visitors a magnificent view of the most massive volcano in the world, the Mauna Loa, and the most active, the Kilauea. It offers camping and hiking activities that adventure seekers should definitely not forget to include in their what-to-do-in-Hawaii lists.
2. The Waimea Valley, formerly called the Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden and the Waimea Valley Audobon Center, is located in Hawaii’s third largest island, Oahu. It is a historical nature park where a diverse collection of plants thrive. It is home to many gardens where plants from Madagascar, the Seychelles, Guam, the Ogasawara Islands, and the Mascarene Islands grow, and also to several rare species of Hawaiian plants.
3. The Waimea Canyon State Park is where one can find Hawaii’s own version of the Grand Canyon. Known as the Waimea Canyon, this natural land form is the product of years and years of erosion and volcanic eruptions. It is 16 kilometers long and 900 meter deep. It has several hiking tracks which visitors can follow to get to some of Hawaii’s most fascinating waterfalls.
4. The Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo is a 12-acre land which serves as home to over 60 species of animals and 40 species of plants. Its most famous attraction is Namaste, a male white Bengal Tiger. He is one of the less than 2,000 Bengal Tigers alive today. He was donated by a Las Vegas magician named Dirk Arthur.
5. The USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Hawaii was constructed to commemorate the events during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941 and pay tribute to those that were killed. The site contains memorabilia and information about that tragic incident.