Apart from the fact that Hawaii is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, the island also has a remarkable history. The island features a Pearl Harbor memorial, nature preserves and national parks.
Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial
Pearl Harbor is a National Historic Landmark and active military base that earned its place in history for the 1941 attack, where more than 1,177 servicemen lost their lives on the USS Arizona. The site features several attractions from World War II. There is no cost involved for a tour of the memorial.
Visitors can see WWII aircraft and original artifacts. Other attractions on the site include the USS Oklahoma and the Battleship USS Missouri.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
This preserve is located near the crater of a volcano on the island of Oahu. Hanauma Bay is a popular destination with snorkelers. The Hanauma Bay Education Center allows visitors to learn about the bay. Snorkelers can experience the breathtaking reef system up-close and personal.
Equipment rentals for snorkeling are available at the park. Securing a spot in the pay parking. A fee is charged to enter the park for those 12 years and older. Hawaii residents can get free access.
Volcanoes National Park
Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, Volcanoes National Park features an active volcano system where lava oozes from fissures on the island surface. The landscape is predominated by cooled lava rock.
Visitors are often barred from certain sections of the park during seismic activity. The park has many things for visitors to do and see, including the Devastation Trail and the sweltering Halema’uma’u crater.
Experience more incredible attractions
These are only a few of the incredible attractions and activities that visitors to Hawaii can experience. Remember to book accommodation in advance to secure a spot on the historic island.