10 best things to do in Hawaii

Of all the tropical destinations in the United States, Hawaii is the Big Kahuna! Let's take a look at 10 of the best things you can do during your Hawaiian vacation.


1. Hike the Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

This amazingly beautiful coastal hike in Kauai is the perfect place for a picnic or just to take in the island's scenery.  And don't leave without checking out the caves!

2. Catch the view from Saddle Road

Saddle Road

Kona's incredible vistas absolutely have to be seen from Saddle Road, the twisting and winding drive takes you from the rainforests to the volcanoes, giving you a view of the islands few seen.

3. Feel the heat at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Where else in the world can you get up close and personal with an active volcano? Very cool place to check out. Just do yourself and not wear sandals.

4. See the light at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

Makapuu Lighthouse Trail

This beautiful one-mile long trail is the best hike on Oahu! Pro Tip: whale watching abounds in the early part of the year.

5. Head to Honolulu Museum of Art for some culture

Honolulu Museum

A mixture of Asian art and culture, the Honolulu Museum of Art is one of the top museums in all of the islands. The shuttle stops running earlier than you would expect, so be sure to plan accordingly!

6. Get soaked at Akaka Falls Park

Akaka Falls Park

This beautiful park is filled with waterfalls that make any visitor feel like they are on anothet planet!

7. Stop and smell the plumerias at Molokai Plumeria

Molokai Plumeria

You can't visit the Hawaiian Islands without getting a lei, and the Plumeria is the best place for flowers in all of Hawaii!

8. Stand tall in the Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

This stark and desolate locale is like stepping foot on Mars! Beautiful red landscapes abound as far as the eye can see. Please make sure you drive a four-wheel drive vehicle to get to the Garden of the Gods, a two-wheeler won't cut it.

9. Take it easy on Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Beach

This beautiful beach may just be the very best in all the islands. You must arrive early, because tourists love Waikiki Beach.

10. Take a climb up the Diamond Head Trail

Diamond Head Trail

This is an absolute must visit place to see when in Hawaii. Be sure to dress in layers, because weather can change quick!