Hawaii's Top Things to See & Do
Best of the Hawaiian Islands
OK, let's get right to it - the very best of the Hawaiian islands. If you're like most Hawaii visitors, you probably want to know the highlights first and the details later. Or maybe you don't have three months to leisurely tour each island; who does, right? Most visitors have just a few days to a few weeks at most. That's why we've put together a highlight reel, if you will, of Hawaii's best places to visit. Below, you'll find our recommendations of the top places to visit and things to do on each island.
It's not to say there aren't a few dozen other great stops on each island, we just think these are the very best. Hopefully, if you have only a day or two on a particular island, these lists will help you get right to the good stuff. If you're looking for our complete Must See & Do breakdown by island, scroll to the bottom of this article and select the specific island(s) you're visiting.
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Kauai Must See & Do - Tours, Activities, & Accommodations
The Garden Isle’s lush landscapes are ripe for exploring. Hit the trail, as some of Hawaii’s best hiking can be found here. If you’d rather not do the walking yourself, mosey along on a horseback riding adventure you’ll never forget. If the ocean is on your mind, reel in the catch of a lifetime on a fishing charter or watch the sunset on a relaxing cocktail cruise. And let’s not forget the awesome NaPali Coast; a flight over its peaks and valleys will leave you speechless. Book your favorite Kauai tour soon.
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Maui Must See & Do - Tours & Activities
They say “Maui is the best”, and many people think the best tours and adventures can be found on the Valley Isle. Fly over Haleakala and see what makes the “House of the Sun” so enchanting. Snorkel and kayak with Hawaiian green sea turtles and other fascinating creatures. Enjoy a beautiful luau or rock along with “Elvis” as he sings some groundbreaking tunes. All this and more can be had on these exciting Maui adventures.
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Big Island Must See & Do - Tours, Activities, & Accommodations
Hawaii’s Big Island is a land of contrasts and every inch is filled with wonder. Soar over Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in a helicopter and see the island grow before your eyes. Rather zoom over the water? Then try a little parasailing to bump the excitement up a notch. If high-flying adventures aren’t your thing, explore the ocean’s mysteries in a captivating submarine tour. And no trip to the Big Island would be complete without a little Kona coffee in your day; tour a coffee farm and learn about one of the best coffees in the world.
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Oahu Must See & Do - Tours & Activities
How would you like to experience Oahu? How about a little skydiving adventure for you adrenaline junkies? Rather kick back and relax? Then a sunset dinner cruise fits the bill. Looking for something in between? Then enjoy a Pearl Harbor tour, hike the trails, or take a surf lesson. No matter what you’d like to do, we have a great Oahu tour waiting for you.
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Our Breakdown By Island
With so many impressive sights, attractions, and things to do, it can be hard to choose the absolute "can't miss" adventures on each Hawaiian Island. That's why we've broken out our complete Must See & Do list by island- so you won't miss a thing while visiting each unique destination.
Updated 2023 Hawaii Visitor Guides
If you're visiting Hawaii soon, be sure to download a copy of one of our updated 2023 Hawaii Visitor Guides. We've updated the packets with a lot of new great information for potential visitors (and for those who've been a time or two as well).