From snorkeling and surfing to simply relaxing on the beach, Hawaii has no shortage of places to visit, sights to see and things to do. To count down to our 100th anniversary on May 31, 2019, we’ll be sharing 100 amazing ways to experience a perfect day in the Aloha state. Follow along as we’ll be sharing a list of new adventures each week.
11. Practice Your Swing on the Big Island
Whether you’re a beginner or pro, you’ll find the championship golf courses at Waikoloa Beach Resort both challenging and breathtaking. A visit is more than just a round a golf. It’s an opportunity to soak in the island’s natural beauty, from mauka (mountain) to makai (ocean).
12. Satisfy Your Cravings in Waikiki
M.A.C. 24/7, restaurant in Hilton Waikiki Beach, serves modern American cuisine, local comfort food and delectable pancakes. If you’re up for the challenge, this 24-hour restaurant is home to the world-famous 5 lb M.A.C. Daddy Pancakes (featured on Travel Channel’s Man Vs. Food).
13. Pamper Yourself on Maui
Spa Grande at Grand Wailea is hands-down the best spa on Maui. With an array of culturally rich treatments that reflect a balance between the traditions of the East, West and Hawaiian cultures, you’ll leave feeling renewed, inside and out.
14. Visit a Plantation on Kauai
Located in Lihue, Kilohana was once the center of a 27,000-acre sugar plantation. The historic estate now features tropical gardens and an old plantation village, providing a glimpse of life in the 1930s. Visitors can explore the grounds and many shops, including the Kauai Plantation Railway.
15. See What’s Buzzing on the Big Island
Home to more than 3,000 hives, Big Island Bees is the state’s largest organic farm. Take a tour with the resident beekeeper to see how their unique flavors are made. TIP: Guests staying at Hilton Waikoloa or Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo enjoy 50% off the Beekeeping & Honey tour. Click here to book online or show your Hilton key card at time of visit.
16. Discover Kualoa’s Jurassic Valley
Kualoa, a private nature reserve, is a popular attraction and filming location on Oahu’s lush windward coast. Visitors of all ages will enjoy a tour through its Hawaiian rainforest, where many scenes from Hollywood movies and TV shows were filmed. TIP: Get 15% off Kualoa’s Jurassic Valley Tour, when you stay with Hilton. Click here to book online or call 808-213-3074. Use Offer Code: HHV2018
17. Taste the Flavors of Upcountry Maui
From goat cheese to vodka and everything in between, Upcountry Maui is home to ranches, farms, wineries and distilleries. Take a Maui Craft Tour for a true farm-to-table experience, where you can see and taste Maui’s premier food and beverage makers. TIP: Guests staying at Grand Wailea enjoy 15% off any tour. Click here to book online or call 808-633-1801. Use Offer Code: HILTON2018.
18. Navigate Kauai’s Largest River
Situated on the east side of Kauai, the 20-mile long Wailua River weaves through waterfalls and lush landscapes. Explore by kayak, standup paddleboard or on an open-air boat tour.
19. Go Stargazing on the Big Island
Home to one the world’s largest astronomical observatories, Mauna Kea is an amazing place to see the stars. Get to the Visitor Information Station before sunset to make sure you make it for the free nightly stargazing program. TIP: This location is not accessible by private vehicle. There are guided tours that go to the summit, which are recommended. Click here to learn more.
20. Shop Till You Drop in Waikiki
Waikiki is a shopper’s paradise – with popular brands and only in Hawaii boutiques all within walking distance. Start at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, where you’ll find more than 70 stores and 20 restaurants spread across the resort. Then make your way to Waikiki Beach Walk, offering one-a-kind stores and local retailers. Along Kalakaua Avenue you won’t miss the row of luxury designers. Finally stop by the newly renovated International Market Place, featuring three levels of shopping, dining and entertainment. TIP: Show your key card at the Information Desk to receive a complimentary Passport to Shopping with exclusive offers from more than 50 shops.