Medical professionals agree that taking vacations lowers the risk of heart disease, decreases depression, reduces stress, and has positive impacts on productivity. So, with a temperate climate, crystalline waters, amazing mountain views, traditions, culture, and spectacular beauty, Hawaii is good for your health! Visiting the islands can be a dream come true regardless of whether you are traveling alone, with your significant other, family, or friends. The destination is filled with activities guaranteed to provide all individuals with the needed rest, relaxation, experience, or adventure.
Hawaii is one of those places that can quickly create an overwhelming sensation for tourists. Since the state has so many places to go and so many different activities, individuals will need to plan to take full advantage of their time. Among the top places to visit is Maui’s Haleakala Crater. Once people reach the top of the “House of the Sun,” the name falls under perfect context because the view of the valley below is breathtaking. On the Big Island, Hawaii’s Tropical Botanical Garden is a natural preserve with more than 2000 species of plants and numerous nature trails that provide visitors with opportunities to view the Onomea Bay and enjoy streams and waterfalls that represent the state’s natural beauty. Also on the Big Island is Mauna Kea, which is a dormant volcano that provides the highest point in the island chain. For astronomers and enthusiasts, the sacred place offers the perfect spot for placing a telescope and stargazing.
Hawaii is also home to Volcanoes National Park. The park provides visitors with spectacular summit views, such as those seen from the crater of Kilauea, the world’s most continuous volcano. Tourists can also enjoy activities such as hiking, wildlife tours, or experiencing one of the many cultural workshops in the park’s Visitor Center. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is 116,000 acres of history made from eruption sites that are unmatched. The best way to see the park is by walking though one of the many hiking trails including the Thurston Lava Tube or Devastation Trail. Much of the grounds that people walk on is new land mass created by the active volcano. As you enjoy the landscape, add knowledge to the trip by visiting the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum or the Puna-Ka’u Historic Archeological District.
On the long list of Hawaiian destinations, Maui is an absolute must-visit. Visitors can enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world while also visiting places filled with history, volcanoes, whale watching, and more. The question of what to visit is impossible to answer but cannot be answered incorrectly. It doesn’t matter where you go, you’ll always find something interesting to see or do on the island. Along the northern coast, tourists can live a Maui luau or witness the windsurfers on Ho’okipa Beach. Toward the south, Makena Beach attracts visitors by offering long and wide coastlines while Ka’anapali Beach is perfect for families as the beach is close to tourist attractions, stores, and restaurants.
Regardless of where you go, surfing is one activity that is common on all the islands that make up the state of Hawaii. From spots perfect for novices to beaches where only the brave experts should surf, such as Jaws Beach or Honolua Bay, the waters are perfect for surfing year-round. If you are not an expert, no problem. Learn how to surf Hawaii by taking lessons from instructors that do not just teach the activity, but create an addictive sensation that will change the way that ocean feels.
Once you visit Hawaii for the first time, it will be hard not to plan a return trip!