Hawaii is an island of contrasts; you can sunbathe in winter, visit a volcano or gaze at snow covered mountain peaks. Hawaii attractions offer something for every visitor; there’s windsurfing, scuba diving and much, much more; for the visitor seeking relaxation, there are breathtaking beaches and excursions that would please the most discerning traveler. There are activities on the beach and away from the beach; you can go through back trails, through fields of black lava on exciting bike rides, hike into the rainforest, go horseback riding through aromatic eucalyptus forests or go on a helicopter trip.
Visitors should not miss the privilege of swimming with dolphins at Dolphin Quest, and learn about these amazing creatures from marine mammal experts. This is the best of Hawaii attractions.
Another one of the most memorable Hawaii attractions is humpback whale watching; you can watch from the shore as these beautiful animals play with each other. The best time go whale watching is between December and April.
Fishing fans enjoy sports-fishing viewing, a thrill in Hawaii attractions, and an activity in which they watch professionals reel in their prize catch. The waters of Honokohau Bay are the richest, boasting the best; watch as they bring in a 200 lb yellow fin tuna!
Poets praise Hawaii’s virtues the best, as simple words fail to describe the beauty of this island. Visitors will marvel in Hawaii attractions like Anaehoomalu Beach, a beach of black lava originating from the Kohala volcano. But that is not all; there are freshwater springs, a lagoon and lines of palm trees, making this a slice of paradise.
Visitors must not miss the incredible green beach, an unusual Hawaii attraction; that’s right, green color sand, found on the southern tip of the island. The sand gets its color from crushed ovaline, a semi-precious metal that comes from volcanic rock.
And if you want to see more of natures’ gifts, the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden has some of the most beautiful nature trails, a rainforest, and exotic plants from all parts of the tropical world.
Hawaii attractions include some of the most beautiful parks in the world. Volcanoes National Park is one of the most popular, as visitors are able to witness the amazing volcanoes without worries of sudden eruptions.
Other interesting parks to visit include Parker Ranch in Waimea, the home to the first cowboys (paniolos) founded in 1847.
Tip: You’ll find interesting books narrating the history of the ranch as well as traditional cowboy wear, at the Ranch’s gift shop.
Hawaii attractions also include museums that teach visitors about the interesting history of this beautiful island and its people. Lyman Mission House Museum, shows how life was 150 years ago. Another wonderful place to visit is Laupahoehoe Train Museum, displaying photos and mementos from when the trains transported sugar from the fields of Hamakua coast.
While there are plenty of activities to enjoy, you’ll realize that the beauty around you is Hawaii’s best attraction.