Planning a trip to Hawaii will make you realize that the itineraries are almost endless, with so many things to see and do in this group of islands. Choosing a destination can be difficult, as each of the 6 islands – Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, and Hawaii Islands – offer many exciting things to explore. However, whatever you choose will certainly not be a mistake.

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Beautiful Hawaiian beaches.

Visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial

This is a touching reminder of the bombing that got the US into the battle in the Pacific, the WWII. For history buffs, the visit to this place and the memorial is very ideal.

Explore Hawaiian Food

Dine at Duke’s Waikiki Restaurant. It offers a buffet of Hawaiian specialties. This is a chance that shouldn’t be missed, especially if you’re booked at a hotel in the Waikiki Beach area.

Take a Whale Watching Cruise

Time your visit from December through April, when whales leave Alaska’s freezing waters and wander to Hawaii’s warm waters. You’ll like it when you see a mother whale with her young baby looking at you interestingly.

Walk on Dried Lava at Kalapana

Kalapana is the town that was swarmed by lava flow from Kilauea, where 182 houses were destroyed, but nobody suffered death, miraculously. This is a reminder that nature can be as powerful as it can be.

Visit Parker Ranch

This ranch once served as a training ground for US Marines in preparation for the WWII battle in the Pacific. Today it is an attraction that will make you feel how to live like a Hawaiian cowboy. The ranch is located in between 2 inactive, magnificent volcanoes and thus offers great view.

Go Stargazing at Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea sunset

Mauna Kea sunset

Secure your lifetime’s stargazing opportunities at Hawaii’s highest point at 14,000 feet. The Mauna Kea Observatories is also where you can find the biggest telescopes of the world.

Visit the Hilo Farmers Market

This is named one of the top ten farmers markets by the Huffington Post; which should be visited by every food lover. Local crafters and farmers bring their products here every Wednesday and Friday and share them with tourists and locals alike.

Explore the Polynesian Cultural Center

This place is where the cultures of Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Hawaii and other islands showcase their music, food, cultural dances and other traditions.

Before you leave Hawaii, let them know that someday you’ll be back, by tossing a flower lei into the ocean.