Don't miss these Hawaii attractions
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
You will easily be able to spend days at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, it is both beautiful and amazing. Kilauea is the world's most active volcano, built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa, featuring a caldera of approximately 4 by 3.2 kilometers wide and up to 120 meters high. This volcano pumps 130 000 gallons of molten rock gush from the earth cracks on the volcano's flank. This amount of lava is enough to cover Washington D.C in just five days. The park also has an art center and gallery, perfect for buying souvenirs. Over half of this park is a designated wilderness and provides unusual but very interesting hiking and camping opportunities.
The Honolulu Zoo is considered as one of the best zoos in the world. It is home to thousands of mammals, birds and reptiles, some of which are indigenous only to Hawaii. The beautiful landscape of the zoo sets as the perfect destination for a family picnic and long inspiring walks. Visitors are allowed to help feed the animals at certain times of the day. The Honolulu zoo has a number of very well marked hiking trails that are often led by a tour guide. Their business hours are from Mondays to Fridays from 08:00am to 4:30pm.
Liliuokalani Gardens and Coconut Island
These gorgeous Japanese-styled gardens are connected to Coconut Island by a little footbridge. In ancient Hawaii, Coconut Island, was famous for its curative spring waters and other healing powers. It was also a sanctuary for law breakers who could make offerings and then leave as free men. Today Coconut Island is often used for weddings.
Punaluu Beach Park
Punaluu Beach Park offers beautiful accommodation, but it is also famous for its strange black sandy beach. Freshwater springs can be found all over on the floor of the bay, and friendly giant sea turtles are plentiful.
The Kamuela Museum is the largest private owned museum in the State of Hawaii, it showcases many ancient Hawaiian artifacts. This is museum is very interesting and demands a visit.
Mauna Kea (White Mountain)
Mauna Kea is Hawaii's highest peak, towering up to 4140 meters. On top of the peak is a cluster of observatory domes, containing what is considered as the world's greatest collection of astronomical telescopes. The Onizuka Center offers displays of these telescopes as well as stargazing.