Places to Visit in Hawaii


Polynesian Cultural Center, Oahu

If you are here, it's a must, especially if you visit with your children - it will seem as if you visit 7 different places in one trip!Located 1-hour scenic drive from Waikiki, Hawaii's Polynesian Cultural Center displays seven native villages of the different Polynesian cultures: Hawaii, Samoa, Aoteraroa (New Zealand), Fiji, Tonga, Tahiti, and Marquesas.Learn about the tattooed and tongue-sticking-out warriors, enjoy ukulele lessons, the IMAX show, the most authentic luau with exotic food, and the world's largest Polynesian night show.

USS Arizona Memorial

A place of remembrance and reflection, the USS Arizona Memorial is the "ground zero" where World War II began for the United States. After the war, Navy salvage teams had cut away most of Arizona's superstructure. The Memorial was built over the sunken ship’s hull - a national shrine that's largely hidden from view and serves as the final resting place for many of the battleship's 1,177 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. Those honored here have their memory preserved at the Remembrance Exhibit, which was dedicated at the USS Arizona Memorial Visitor Center on the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor in December 1991.


Volcanoes National Park

A science fiction landscape of steaming vents, deep craters, crusty cinder cones, and blackened lava fields up to 3 miles wide, the park contains 60 miles of paved roads and almost 120 miles of marked trails, but it's best enjoyed from a helicopter. Volcanoes National Park includes the summits and rift zones of 2 of the world's most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. From the snowfields on the summit of Mauna Loa, to the molten rivers of lava pouring into the sea from Kilauea, the Park encompasses both ice and fire. Operated by astronomers from 11 countries, the 13 Mauna Kea telescopes search nearby-supernovas and are Earth’s connecting point with the rest of the Universe. Seeing them watching quietly the sky, may be your most unforgettable adventure ever!

Aloha Clock Tower
The Aloha Tower is a lighthouse that is considered one of the premier landmarks of the state of Hawaii. Opened on September 11, 1926 after five years of construction, the Aloha Tower is located at Pier 9 of Honolulu Harbour. It has and continues to be a guiding beacon welcoming vessels to the city and Honolulu. Just as the Statue of Liberty greeted hundreds of thousands of immigrants each year to New York City, the Aloha Tower greeted hundreds of thousands of immigrants to Honolulu. At 10 stories and 184 feet (56 meters) of height topped with 40 feet (12 meters) of flag mast topped by a time ball, for 34 years the Aloha Tower was the tallest structure in Hawaii.


'Iolani Palace

‘Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii’s monarchy, is a marvel of opulence, innovation, and political intrigue. Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, this National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties, King Kalākaua, who built it in 1882, and his sister and successor, Queen Lili‘uokalani, walked its celebrated halls.
Today, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular living restorations in all of Polynesia and immerse yourself in Hawaii’s royal heritage.

The Royal Mausoleum

The Royal Mausoleum is considered the most sacred burial ground in the island. The 3-acre site serves as the resting place for King Kamehameha II through V, King Kalakaua, and Queen Liliuokalani.

The Royal Mausoleum was initially planned by King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma following the death of their son in 1862. The site was completed in 1865 and the remains of the seven monarchs were transferred from the first Royal Mausoleum at 'Iolani Palace.

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