Hawaii has always been a popular tourist destination, but does it really live up to the hype? Frankly, yes. Not only are the scenery and culture as beautiful and interesting as they seem in the movies and on television, but there are many other appealing aspects of a Hawaii vacation that do not get as much attention.
- Varied Experiences
Hawaii truly has something for everyone. If you want an adventure, such as taking Na Pali coast tours or witnessing an erupting volcano, there are opportunities to do those things. If you prefer to just relax on the beach, you’re welcome to do so as all of Hawaii’s beaches are public.
- Historic Sites
If you want your trip to be educational as well as entertaining, there are many sites of historical significance in Hawaii. One of the most famous is the site of the attack on Pearl Harbor that brought the United States into World War II. Before the United States acquired Hawaii, it was an independent kingdom. Its royal residence, Iolani Palace, still exists and is now a tourist attraction. The island of Molokai was once a leper colony where people with an infectious skin disease, now known as Hansen’s disease, were once quarantined.
- Family Friendliness
If you are looking for an unforgettable vacation site to take your kids while they are still young, Hawaii may be the perfect place. In the Hawaiian language, children are referred to as “Keiki,” and they are valued and welcomed everywhere. You’ll find attractions created specifically for kids as well as discounts at many resorts and hotels for families traveling with young children.
Hawaii is justly famous for pleasant weather that usually remains within the range of 80 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. However, that does not mean there is never any meteorological variation. Hawaii is mountainous, meaning that the landforms influence air currents and precipitation. It is entirely possible to see a picturesque snow-covered peak in Hawaii, but if you stay close to sea level, the weather should remain warm.