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.
21. Catch the Sun on Maui
Haleakala means “house of the sun” in Hawaiian, and there’s no better place to watch the most stunning sunrise or sunset. This dormant volcano sits over 10,000 feet above sea level, offering panoramic views of Maui’s central valley and beyond.
22. Go Biking on Kauai
Lydgate Beach, just steps from Hilton Garden Inn Kauai, is a popular spot for swimming and snorkeling. Its many facilities also include a 2.5 mile paved coastal path, making it the perfect location for a scenic bike ride.
23. Zip through the Big Island
Take in the breathtaking views of the Big Island with a zipline adventure. There are a variety of courses for thrill seekers of all levels, making it a fun, safe experience for the whole family to enjoy. KapohoKine Adventures combines zipline rides with other outdoor adventures like a helicopter or volcano tour.
24. Eat Shave Ice on Oahu
Hawaii’s colorful sweet treat is a must for any traveler visiting the islands and Oahu has no shortage of shave ice spots. From the traditional rainbow cone to freshly made syrups and exotic toppings, you’ll want to try them all.
25. Go snorkeling on Maui
Off the southwestern coast of Maui is the small, crescent shaped island known as Molokini. Its clear waters, colorful reefs and vibrant marine life make it a popular destination for snorkelers and divers. Molokini is only accessible by boat. A 25-minute drive from Wailea will take you to Maalea Harbor in nearby Kihei. Where you can hop on a catamaran and enjoy a day in the water.
26. Explore Kauai’s Napali Coast
The breathtaking beauty of the Napali Coast is an unforgettable experience, and a zodiac tour provides a closer look at this natural wonder. Holo Holo Charters offers daily tours along this pristine coast and to the forbidden island of Niihau. TIP: Guests staying at Hilton Garden Inn, will receive a complimentary pair of sunglasses when they book a tour. Click here to make a reservation. Use offer code: FREESUNGLASSES.
27. Go to the Hilo Farmers Market
Visiting a farmers market on the Big Island is a great way to taste the local flavors and connect with the community. At the Hilo Farmers Market, you’ll find handmade crafts, tropical flowers and a variety of locally grown produce. Located in historic downtown Hilo, it’s open all year round but big market days are Wednesday and Saturday with over 200 local farmers and crafters.
28. Checkout the Views on Oahu
Overlooking the lush Windward coast, the Nuuanu Pali Lookout is one of Oahu’s best scenic points. Just a 20-minute drive from Waikiki, it’s a must-stop if you’re headed to Kailua or the North Shore. Here, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of Kaneohe, Mokolii Island (also known as Chinaman’s Hat) and the coastal fishpond at Kualoa Point.
29. Explore Maui’s Big Beach
Makena Beach is one of the largest, undeveloped beaches in Maui (hence its nickname, “Big Beach”). Nestled along the southern coast of Maui, this sun-drenched beach offers miles of white sand and endless activities on and in the water.
30. See Waimea Canyon on Kauai
Nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, the scenic Waimea Canyon stretches 14 miles long, 1 mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep. The lookout offers panoramic views and there are numerous trails to explore the canyon within.