48 hours in Hawaii with Family – Guest Post
*This is a guest post*
Hawaii is one of the most frequented holiday spots in the world. The islands are known for their beautiful beaches and fun loving people. Let us take a look at some of the best holiday homes in Hawaii and places you must check out and things that you must do when you’re at Hawaii!
List of Must-Visit places in Hawaii
This list features some of the best tourist destinations in Hawaii.
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
The Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is one of the biggest and most popular tourist attractions in Hawaii. This national park contains elements from the time the island was created! Surrounded by two active volcanoes on either side, this national park is a geographical marvel! You can also find some rare and indigenous species of flowers and animals here.
The largest bay in the Northern shore of Hawaii, this scenic beach is covered by two huge mountains. The Hanalei Bay is the ideal vacation spot for you and your family – and a place where you can click endless pictures of the setting sun!
Kailua Beach Park
One of the most beautiful beaches in the Kailua Islands of Hawaii, The Kailua beach park is famous for its water sports, clear water and white sand! This is a place where family travellers can chill and the kids can splash around in the waters!
Waiʻanapanapa State Park
The Waiʻanapanapa State Park is located on the highways about 59 kms from Kailua. The place is particularly known for the picture-perfect location. It is an ideal location for camping. Many campers can be seen staying here overnight, gazing at the stars as well as enjoying the nature around them!
USS Bowfin (SS-287)
This is a submarine that was used in the Second World War. This is now turned into a museum which is open to visitors. The submarine has been named after the Bowfin fish, which can be found in the Hawaii islands in large numbers. This submarine-turned-museum exhibits a lot of interesting artefacts from the Second World War.
While the first thought which comes to you when you think of Hawaii is all about beaches and volcanoes, the islands are also home to many historic monuments!The ‘Iolani Palace was the palace of the last kingdom in Hawaii. It is known for its breathtaking view and the old artefacts that adorn the place.
Sea Life Park
The Sea Life Park is a place that would be enjoyed by children and adults alike. This place has many aquariums which give a good glimpse at the sea-life of Hawaii. This is a great place for those who are afraid to venture into the deep seas to see the animals in their natural habitat. The Sea Life Park is also known for their conservation efforts towards conserving sea animals.
Polynesian Cultural Center
The Polynesian Cultural Center encompasses a study centre and also showcases the history and the lifestyle of the Polynesian people. The center emulates eight villages and their themes. The Polynesian Cultural Center is on the must-visit list of places for those who visit Hawaii. It provides a glimpse at the Hawaiian culture!
One of the best places to visit along with your family is to visit a Zoo! The Honolulu zoo is a must-visit for all family travellers in Hawaii. The zoo is maintained by a monarch and has something for everyone.
Activities to do in Hawaii
There are many activities that one can do to keep the entire family entertained. This is possible due to the extraordinary locations in the islands of Hawaii. Here’s a list:
Camping is a great option to spend with your loved ones in Hawaii. There are many places which are dedicated specifically to camping. There’s nothing which feels better than sleeping under the starlit Hawaii skies and waking up to the heavenly view all around you!
Hawaii is known for its unique culture and art form. Hawaii has been influenced by the American culture but they have preserved their own culture too and have a great respect for them. Stage Shows and concerts are a part of the Hawaiian culture. The people of Hawaii love to show off their heritage and history in the form of stage shows and dances! This is one of the best activities to spend your night at after a long day at the beach.
Ziplining is one of the best adventure sports that you can do at Hawaii! It is a memorable experience to dash down the rope while you’re surrounded by water, volcanoes and dense green forests! For those who love to have adventures with their family, this is a perfect option. Ziplining can be done in any part of the world, but the unique surroundings that Hawaii has to offer make it a really wholesome experience!
Helicopter tours are also quite popular in Hawaii. They provide you with a unique insight about the geographical beauty of the island. A bird’s eye view of Hawaii gives you some unique sights and sceneries which you may miss otherwise. Imagine watching a volcano from the top! This is truly one of the coolest experiences you can ever enjoy.
Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Scuba Diving and Wind Surfing are among some of the must enjoyable water sports in the Hawaiian Islands. Even President Obama was recently seen cruising through the Hawaii islands, enjoying water sports with his wife and kids! Water sports are a must-do thing when you visit the island with your family.
Those who come to Hawaii to unwind and relax would find these local spas very soothing! You can get the best, most relaxing treatment here, in the most beautiful environment – We bet you can’t think of a better way to relax!
Hawaii is a paradise for those who travel with their family! You can enjoy quality time with your children and tell them stories while bonding over campfires!