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Hawaii Attractions

The list of things to do in Hawaii is compiled to a large degree with numerous Hawaii attractions both natural and man-made.

What things should you do in Hawaii?

The concept of "Hawaii attractions" and the notion of "things to do in Hawaii" often come up at the very same time. There is obviously so much that one could consider doing that the task itself of sorting it all out becomes almost overwhelming. When you think about things to do in Hawaii with regard to the attractions available in Hawaii, though still daunting, the task becomes more manageable.

A Good Definition for Hawaii Attractions might include 'Something to See as Opposed to an Activity to Participate In'!

So how should we break down the notion of an "attraction in Hawaii" so you could more easily find the best attractions to visit. Because an attraction probably fits more succinctly into the concept of being a place to visit, to see, to observe rather than something to "do" or participate in like an activity of some sort, it seems that the best way to break down to an understanding of the best Hawaii Attractions to visit would be to eliminate all the tours from the equation.

If you are looking for tours to participate in we certainly have them here on our site as there are approximately four-hundred separate vendors or tour operators who can be found on these pages along with thousands of tours. Essentially here however we are looking for attractions that could be considered places to visit and things to see. Under this more workable definition we can work our way through the island chain in a way that will allow us to classify the best that Hawaii has in the way of attractions.

Some Hawaii Attractions are Man Made and Others are Created by Nature

When viewing the individual attractions available on each of the Hawaiian Islands one needs to consider that attractions on all the islands come in two types, attractions that are created by nature and attractions that are man-made. Hawaii has its share of each and all could be on your list of things to do in Hawaii.

Attractions on Oahu

Starting with the most populous island in Hawaii, the most important list of things that should be done on Oahu would include some of the following: 
  • A visit to Pearl Harbor to see the Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri and the USS Bowfin Submarine.
  • The Polynesian Cultural Center on the far northern coastline is considered to be the most visited of all the paid attractions in the state of Hawaii.
  • Sea Life Park is also an attraction that lures both young and old to view the sea life found in the waters of Hawaii.
  • Kualoa Ranch is also a big attraction on Oahu that allows the visitors to share a number of Hawaiian experiences in the same day.
  • Oahu is also filled with tons of historical sites that all are worthy of a visit such as the Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha Statue, the Mission House Museums, and the Courthouse.
  • With regard to natural points of interest certainly no trip to Oahu would be complete without seeing Diamond Head, the North Shore beaches (particularly during the winter when you could view the big swells), the windward coastline and the beaches found in Kailua, the cliffs of Waimanalo and the cliffs in the central island referred to as the "Pali".

Attractions on Kauai

The island of Kauai comes with its own set of must do attractions of things to do in Hawaii:

  • The natural landscape on Kauai dominates the list of things to do as this island is considered by many to be the most beautiful Hawaiian island of all.
  • Any visit to Kauai would be enhanced with a visit to the Waimea Canyon which is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
  • The Na Pali Coast is a spectacular feature all on its own and can be visited on a strenuous hike or can be seen from one of Kauai's many tour boats, Helicopters or sightseeing Airplanes.
  • The town of Hanalei at Hanalei Bay brings you to the gentler time of old Hawaii.
  • Viewing Kauai's many rivers is a site to behold and Kauai ;is the only island that has rivers that can be navigated by small boats.
  • The Koke'e Museum at Waimea Canyon and the Kauai Museum in Lihue are special stops that should be made as well.

 Attractions on Maui

The list of things to do in Hawaii on the island of Maui is overwhelmed by the spectacular physical phenomena that are found here including the spectacular Crater of Haleakala, the beautiful Iao Valley, what is considered by many to be the most beautiful coastline in Hawaii, the Hana Coastline and the old whaling port of Lahaina.

Lahaina will provide you with an opportunity to shop to your heart's content in one of the most beautiful settings in the islands and more shopping opportunities will evolve for you in the neighboring town of Kaanapali and across the island in the town of Kihei and the resort community of Wailea. The town of Lahaina is filled with historical landmarks that can be visited as is the town of Wailuku and endless tour information will be handed out to you when you visit the Baldwin House in Lahaina or the Bailey House in Wailuku.

Not to be forgotten is the "up-country" region of Maui to include the historic cowboy town of Makawao and the agricultural region of Kula complete with its many botanical gardens making the list of things of interest on the island of Maui even that much more exciting

Attractions on the Big Island

The major Hawaii attraction on the Big Island would have to be a visit to the live volcanoes found near Hilo. Having been active for over twenty-five years a visit to the volcanoes is almost always going to get you close enough for you to see live molten lava often at a distance but also often within a few feet from where you are standing.

The Waipio Valley is also one of nature's special treasures on the Big Island and certainly a visit to the tallest mountain in Hawaii Mauna Kea, with its series of observatories would have to top the list of attractions Hawaii has to offer.

Once again there are a number of Hawaii attractions of historical interest to be found on the Big Island such as the City of Refuge at Kealakekua Bay, the hundreds of petroglyphs found at the Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve, the historical sites to be seen downtown in Kailua/Kona, the King Kamehameha statue in Hawi, the exhibits to be seen at the Parker Ranch, and the numerous Hawaiian heiau to be found scattered throughout the entire island but perhaps the most magnificent being the Pu'ukohola Heiau found right at the west coast harbor of Kawaihae

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Maui Ocean Center

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The Hawaiian Aquarium

Maui is home to one of the worlds top aquariums, the Maui Ocean Center. Some of the highlights include the jellyfish cylinder. A Plexiglas Tunnel that is completely under the water and allows the viewer inside to see fish passing on both sides of them as well as above and below. A Touching Tank where you can reach in and actually touch the sea creatures; and more!
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Polynesian Cultural Center

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Polynesian Luau, Famous Hawaiian Culture, Seven Authentic Polynesian Villages

Considered to be the largest paid attraction in the state of Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center on the North Shore of Oahu is a Hawaii 'icon' and is a 'must visit' when you come to Oahu. All the major cultures in the Pacific Rim are spread out in replicas of island villages with traditional housing and complete with actual South Pacific islanders dressed in traditional garb who are there to interact with you regarding all aspects of their island lifestyles.
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Sea Life Park

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World Class Marine Park, World-Class Marine Attraction - Swim with Dolphins, Interact with the Dolph

Sea Life Park is essentially a 'marine playground' you can visit, they are located on the eastern shores of Oahu at the base of the cliffs of Waimanalo. Here you will be able to swim with the dolphins, view reef life in a large aquarium, pick up and touch some of the sea life and view educational shows which feature many marine animals. This is a great place to bring children and makes for a great day outing.
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Kualoa Ranch

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ATV Tours, Horseback Rides, Activity Club and Secret Island, Great Family Entertainment

Kualoa Ranch is located in one of the most beautiful and historically significant valleys in all of Hawaii. This picturesque location is the home of numerous activities including horseback riding, ATV rides, and a number of culturally based offerings including a Hawaiian fishing and garden tour, a jungle expedition, an ocean voyaging and navigation tour, a history of Kualoa tour and a movie tour which will take you to all the places famous movies were filmed in the valley.
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Polynesian Adventure Tours

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Experience the tropical beauty of the Hana Coast and visit O'heo Stream. Polynesian Adventure Tours,

One of the very largest sightseeing tour companies in all of Hawaii is Polynesian Adventure Tours. They operate a large variety of tours on all the islands as well as offer 'same day' interisland tours from your island of origin to the other islands allowing you to see an outer island without having to relocate and move to another hotel there. They operate the finest vans, mini-motor coaches and luxurious full size motor coaches with deluxe, large 'see out windows' for the very best views.
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E Noa Tours Honolulu

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Sightseeing tours, Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri and other highlights

Offering land tours on the island of Oahu with a variety of incredible places to see with lots of options for your family or special group to choose from, E Noa Tours wants to show you Oahu.
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Keawe Adventures

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Keawe Adventures

Keawe Adventures is a private island tour and activity guide service company. They officially opened their doors in 2008, and have been conducting tours state wide. They are a Hawaiian and veteran owned business that provides visitors and locals a unique experience in a private setting.
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Smith's Tropical Paradise

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Smith's Tropical River Cruise, Wailua Marina State Park, Wailua River and Marina State Park, River B

No luau on Kauai has ever been able to compare in any way with the Smith's Luau on the banks of the Wailua River. Dating back decades to its opening, its location, ambiance and Hawaiian hospitality bring you back to the days of old Hawaii. The acres of grounds filled with Hawaiian plants by themselves are worthy of a visit here and the dinner and special bowl like amphitheater they created specifically for their entertainment creates just the perfect environment for the quintessential Hawaiian luau.
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Wet N Wild Hawaii

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Hawaii's Newest Attraction - Water Park

If you're bringing children to Oahu, don't forget to check-out "Wet N Wild Hawaii," which is the largest water park attraction in Hawaii. With 25 separate water features designed both for "dare devils" and the more "mild mannered" among us, this will be a treat for the whole family! Your kids will not stop talking about it. Free pick-up is available from your Waikiki hotel.
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Aloha Hawaii Tours

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Aloha Hawaii Tours - Sightseeing in Paradise

Aloha Hawaii Tours provides Land sightseeing tours and adventures in Paradise.
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