Frederic Lyman has always wanted to travel to Hawaii to experience its magic and wonder.
America’s 50th state consists of 8 islands in the Pacific Ocean. Hawaii has a varied range of sights to see from white sandy beaches to WWII war ships. With a love for history, sight-seeing, nature, and adventure, Frederic Lyman has many unique places in Hawaii on his bucket list. Listed below are some of the top places he would like to visit when he finally gets a chance to travel to the Aloha State.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
This is the most import and popular attraction on the Big Island. The National Park contains two active volcanoes: the world’s most active, Kilauea, and one of the biggest shield volcanoes, Mauna Loa. The site has historical significance as it is believed to be the home of Goddess Pele. The Kilauea Visitor Centre is a must see part of the trip as it offers a viewing platform which allows visitors to view the spectacular craters and the power of molten earth boiling. Frederic Lyman would love to go out hiking across Crater’s Rim Road to witness these incredible sites.
Just a few miles inland from the Na Pali Coast is Waimea Canyon, often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. A perfect location for campers to watch a beautiful sunrise this canyon offers desert like landscapers and clear mornings.
Oahu’s North Shore
Oahu is one of the most popular Hawaiian Islands despite Honolulu taking all the fame. The island’s north shore offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but with many fewer tourists. A popular destination with surfers due to its world class winter waves, North Shores’ Banzai Pipeline is home to international surfing events and championships. This is a perfect spot for someone who wants a more chilled out pace of life on their trip.
Home to the Kapaupapa National Historical Park, Molokai has a very unique history, once serving as a leper colony. Molokai also offers Pala’au State Park, a popular location for hiking, and Papohaku a quiet family friendly beach. This is the location for someone who wants to explore the island’s history as well as its beautiful undeveloped beauty.
The Big Island of Hawaii has the beautiful Hapuna beach, part of the Kohala coast state park, this beach is world famous in its beauty and in a great central location. Although often a more touristy and popular part of Hawaii, the beach is within driving distance from popular destinations like Waikoloa and Kona, where all the popular hotels are located. Hapuna Beach offers a long stretch of fine white sand and reefs. This is the perfect day for family fun with snorkeling and swimming facilities.
Haleakala National Park
Haleakala is a shield volcano that forms over half of Maui. The summit peak tops over 10,000 feet. Hiking is the best way to explore this park, especially the KaLuu cinder cone trail or the Pipiwai Trail that offers several useable pools.
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