Need help planning your Hawaii vacation? Our list top 10 ideas for what to do in Hawaii will help you and your family have the time of your lives! So get ready to start your vacation “to do” list!
Our top 10 list for what to do in Hawaii
1. Learn how to surf at Waikiki Beach
As an ancient Hawaiian pastime, surfing was born in Hawaii and was made famous at breaks like Waikiki Beach. Where better of a place to learn to surf than where it was invented? Learning how to surf tops our list for what to do in Hawaii.
2. Go to a fantastic Hawaiian luau
Going to a Hawaiian luau is part tradition, part feast, and all excitement. Beautiful hula dancers, breathtaking fireknife dancers, and live music pairs with the Aloha Spirit and delicious Hawaiian dishes for what will be the most amazing night on your vacation!
Check out all the Hawaiian luau experiences we offer and make a luau part of your tour experience!
3. Experience Hawaii’s volcanoes
The Big Island of Hawaii is home to the world’s most active and visited volcano. Visiting the geological wonders of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can be a once in a lifetime opportunity, and seeing Mother Nature at work will be a lifelong memory. Visit Hawaii’s volcanoes and heat up your Hawaiian vacation!
4. Swim at a breathtaking Hawaiian waterfall
There is something mystic about waterfalls. Whether it’s the sound of rushing water, the fragrance of the mist in the air, or the tropical surroundings, something about waterfalls draws people’s attention. Have an incredible experience in paradise by swimming at a waterfall.
5. Make friends with a turtle while snorkeling
Hawaii’s waters are filled with creatures just waiting to be discovered while snorkeling. From tiny reef triggerfish to green sea turtles, you can encounter diverse sea life on any of Hawaii’s islands.
Join us on a snorkeling adventure and experience Hawaii’s watery wonderland!
6. Take your picture with “The Duke Statue” in Waikiki
If there’s one idea for what to do in Hawaii that you have to do, it’s take a picture in front of the statue of Duke Kahanamoku. It’s quick, easy, right on the Waikiki strip and make sure you throw a shaka in there too!
7. Try a Hawaiian shave ice
The best way to cool off on a hot Hawaiian day is with a shave ice! Hawaii’s version of a snow cone, you can get them in almost any flavor! This is definitely the coolest and colorful idea for what to do in Hawaii! Check out other favorite local foods in this recent blog post.
8. Watch a sunset while sailing Waikiki
Now you can catch a beautiful Hawaiian sunset from almost anywhere on the island, but the way to really watch it is while sailing. Make your last sunset more enjoyable by skimming quietly over the ocean on a sunset sailing cruise off of Waikiki Beach!
9. Discover Hawaii’s history at Pearl Harbor
The sites of Pearl Harbor are some of the most historically significant in America. The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is the gateway to captivating exhibits and moving memorials. Express your gratitude and pass down the importance of sacrifice to younger generations in a solemn yet exciting way and 5 different national monuments.
10. Go to a black sand beach
Hawaii’s volcanoes have produced a rare treat on these beautiful islands: black sand beaches. Found on Maui and the Big Island, there is nothing like the feeling of black sand beneath your toes!
Hawaii travel inspiration:
Inspiration for ideas on what to do in Hawaii came from our “Checklist for Hawaii” board on Pinterest. Check it out if you need more inspiration for what you can do in Hawaii!
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