Hawaii Top 10 Attractions

Have you always wanted to go on an epic adventure with your family? Why not pack your bags and head on a trip to the exotic island of Hawaii? Days of fun under the sun and thrilling nature explorations await you. Here are the top 10 attractions that you should not miss while you are in Hawaii.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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1: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI 96718
Website: www.nps.gov

This is the best place to visit for those who have always been awed and fascinated by Hawaii's many volcanoes. While at the park you can opt to hop on a bike and discover dramatic views of volcanic landscapes. You can also opt to drive through Crater Rim Drive to witness some of the most magnificent and breathtaking views of the volcanoes. If you want to give yourself a good workout while on vacation, you can also opt to hike through the park's trails. Other activities that you can enjoy here include camping and lava viewing.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
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2: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Rd, Honolulu, HI 96825

Hanauma Bay is a marine life conservation district and is known to be one of the most popular snorkeling destinations in Hawaii. Here you can rent a snorkel and enjoy swimming with some of the most colorful fishes, gorgeous coral reefs, and exotic marine life in the bay's pristine blue waters. You can also spend part of your time at the Marine Education Center to watch exhibits and presentations that will open your mind on how to conserve Mother Nature.

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Diamond Head State Monument
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3: Diamond Head State Monument

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Address: Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu, HI 96815

This monument sits on the eastern edge of the Waikiki coastline. Visiting the monument will give you a hiking experience like no other. Serious hikers will enjoy going through the 0.8-mile hike from the trail head to the summit. The hike will also give visitors a glimpse into the geological and military history of Diamond Head. Going through the trails, you will eventually reach a lighted 225-foot tunnel, which is the entrance to the Fire Control station built in 1911. For a wonderful mix of history and adventure, Diamond Head is the perfect destination for you.

Haleakala National Park
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4: Haleakala National Park

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Address: Haleakala National Park, Kula, HI 96790
Website: www.nps.gov

Have you always been fascinated by Hawaiian culture? Haleakala National Park will give you the perfect experience that gives you a glimpse into how the natives used to live and how they interacted with the land surrounding them. Enjoy a day of hiking through the Wilderness and explore the Kipahulu Area where you will learn more about Hawaiian culture.

Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden
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5: Waimea Arboretum and Botanical Garden

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Address: 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy, Haleiwa, HI 96712

Oahu's Wiamea Arboretum and Botanical Garden is famous for its exotic collection of flora that you will not find anywhere else in the world. It features 36 major botanical collections, all collected in a valley ranges in elevation from sea level to 1,000 feet. One of the most exciting things that you can enjoy here is their Moon Walk tour each month. Join this tour that starts at 8:30 PM and witness rare Hawaiian flowers blooming under the beautiful moonlight.

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