Is it your first time in Hawaii? It is only natural for you to ask such a question since Hawaii is one of the top places tourists visit during their vacation. And because there are a lot of places to choose from.
The list below is a guide for the best attractions to visit for your first time. If you are planning to have a travel agency plan your itinerary, you can also suggest the places that are listed below.
USS Arizona Memorial
Located in Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, this is the number place visitors and tourists go to in Hawaii. The place has recorded more than 2 million visitors, both local and international, every year in order to see the place where World War II happened in America. There are nine historic sites to see in this place that contribute to the image of the WWII Valor, located in three different places. Hawaii is one of them. You can find 5 of them located in Pearl Harbor.
Situated more than 17 acres, the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center is under the management of National Park Service. When guests visit Pearl Harbor, they’ll be able to tour the Visitor Center. However, guests are to get prepared for a few hours if they really want to take the time in seeing everything.
Once guests arrive at the place, they will be guided to the ticket counter where they will receive movie tickets to a film that shows a summary of the place’s history, plus tickets to the boat shuttle that will take them straight to the USS Arizona Memorial. Guests are also given the option of getting a narration tour, using headphones, which can be requested at the ticket counter.
North Shore of Oahu
This place refers to the geographic region between Kahuku Point at East Oahu and Ka’ena Point at West Oahu. The North Shore is most famous for their waves that are larger than life that usually displays its beauty during winter. It also has breathtaking coastlines and also one of the most visited places for surfers all over the world. The famous spots for surfing here include Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay, and the Ehukai Beach at the Banzai Pipeline.
Waikiki’s coastal area in South Oahu was once surrounding a larger area, which included Palolo and Manoa Valley. Its name means in essence as “spouting waters”, and this pertains to the freshwater rivers that were once flowing in this area straight to the ocean. Back in the 1450s, Waikiki was where the first government center for the whole Hawaii situated.
It was also the first place where the royalty of Hawaii spend their vacation, then followed by foreign tourists that started flowing in the 1830s. The very first hotel started its operation in 1901, wherein it became a trend all over the world. It was that time when Waikiki began turning into one of the most sought after places to spend your vacation in the world.
Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park
This is one of the most astonishing places to visit on earth. Not only is the coastal region a must see in Hawaii, but its cultural history is something that you should look forward to. This place was once the home of the Hawaiian royal family and also known for its freshwater rivers and pristine flowing waterfalls, the abundance of flora and fauna and the excess reserve of food sources that are all naturally from the sea to the valleys. Some of them include fresh fish, breadfruit, sweet potatoes, and much more. The Na Pali Coastline has remained a bit isolated due to how it can only be reached by ocean vessel or by foot.