Hawaii has quite a number of majestic sights to see. It has some of the most diverse geography in the entire world. You can find warm beaches, freezing snow capped mountains, tropical rain forests, arid deserts and nearly everything in between. Here are a few of the sights you might want to see when you visit.
Would you believe that one of the most active volcanoes in the world can be found on an island with more than one hundred thousand people? The Kilauea Volcano has been erupting for more than twenty years. Depending on the conditions, you can see glowing lava pouring into the ocean. Or you can go into the park and see the crater. You can even hike across one of the craters. You may want to cross your fingers and hope that it doesn’t erupt while you are in it.
Hawaii is home to Hilo, which is one of the rainiest cities in the U.S. You might think that this would make Hilo dreary, but it’s not because most of the rain falls at night. All this rain fall, combined with sunny days provides ideal growing conditions for plants. You can visit a number of farms and gardens around Hilo. These farms grow: anthurium flowers, coffee, macadamia nuts, orchids and vanilla.
Years of erosion have carved out Waipio Valley. The valley is nearly a mile wide at the coast and has a majestic black sand beach. It extends about two miles inland and is surrounded by cliffs that are almost two thousand feet high. It is filled with lush tropical plants and makes for a great hike.
No visit to Hawaii would be complete without a trip to the beach. So why not check out a beach that is consistently voted one of the best beaches in the world? Hapuna Beach is filled with soft white sand and has some of the bluest waters you will ever see. It is the perfect beach for swimming, snorkeling or just lying in the sun.