Aloha! Hawaii has been famous throughout the years for its exquisite beaches. Yes, there's nothing better than laying under the warm and beautiful Hawaiian sun and soaking up the waves that laps by your feet. But there's a lot more to Hawaii than lazing by the oceanfront. Rent a car and hit the road! There is lots to see and do in Hawaii.
Hawaii's great outdoor adventures are endless, be it by air, land or sea. There are lush beginner and expert nature trails on almost all of the Hawaiian islands. On Maui, Haleakala is revered as one of Hawaii's best hikes. On Oahu is the 45-minute walk up to the top of Diamond Head, where sweeping views of Waikiki, Honolulu and the Pacific Ocean is your reward. On the Big Island, head to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and hike up the Kilauea Iki Trail, beginning at the Thurston Lava Tube.
There are few bicycling excursions as enjoyable as the downhill cruise on the slopes of Haleakala. On Lanai, Pedal power your way to reach the exotic and strange Garden of the Gods, colorful and strangely eroded rocks in a lunar-like landscape.
Another popular outdoor activity is horseback riding. On the Big Island, you can be a paniolo (cowboy) for a day at Parker Ranch, one of the largest ranches in the United States.
What if you could ski in Hawaii? Believe it or not, The summit of Mauna Kea on the Big Island is blanketed with snow from late November through April. However, these slopes are only meant for advanced skiers.
Or are you more of a water person? Surfing lessons abound at Waikiki Beach, where novices will appreciate the gentle waves and shallow waters. Snorkel at Hanauma Bay or go SCUBA diving at Cathedrals, located just off Lanai's south shore. What about fishing? Catch a marlin or tuna from the deep Pacific waters off Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Head to Kauai and enjoy a leisurely kayak cruise along the Napali Coast. Simply breathtaking!
If you prefer to get a bird's eye view of Hawaii, take to the skies! You'll find many hang-gliding and helicopter tour on every Hawaiian island. Experience skydiving on Oahu, where a licensed expert will assist you on your tandem jump frm as high as 13,000 feet! Can you imagine the adrenaline rush of free-falling for 5,000 feet before the parachute opens?
More outdoor activities include, camping, clay shooting, sailing, whale watching, windsurfing, hunting, parasailing and much, much more. A once in a lifetime experience awaits you in the Hawaiian Islands.