Research To Have The Best Vacation In Hawaii
If you are planning a trip to Hawaii with your family there is so much to explore that it is best to research it a little bit, to see where you want to go, the sites you want to see and where to stay. Planning ahead means you can create an itinerary to make each day packed full of fun without worrying about figuring out what to do next. Finding a Hawaii rental home means you can avoid crowded hotels and have the luxury of a kitchen, living room and more area for the family to relax while not touring the islands. No worries about early check-outs or loud neighbors in the room next door.
Exploring Hawaii: Sky, Land & Water
There is so much to explore, in so many different areas, in Hawaii. First you should decided the Island you want to stay on (or a few). Some are geared more for nature lovers and quiet time while others have more touristy places for shopping and fine dining.
In the sky you can take helicopter tours, even more exciting, you can see the top of volcanoes. Learn about Hawaii’s Volcano with National Geographic. You can teach your kids too.
On land you can explore waterfalls, shop, try Hawaii foods, go to a luau or two, plus check out historical landmarks. The Buddhist temple is a beautiful place to take photos. The Dole company gives tours too. Hawaii has 33 landmarks and historical sites, most operated under the National Park Services. Learn all about the flora and fauna. When I was there we took a three-mile hike to a waterfall we were able to swim in. The guide wrapped a token gift for the gods in grape leaves on a nearby rock.
In the water there is so much to do you might not ever want to get out. Swimming, snorkeling, glass-bottom boats, hidden coves, You can tour the USS Arizona Memorial by boat too. Hawaii is a very hot spot for surfing and the underwater species of plants fish are unique and plentiful. While people that know how to scuba dive will have a field day, even snorkeling will show so much. If you pay for a tour guide to take you around the island they will show you the best spots for snorkeling and some bait (like white bread) to hold in your hands to attract more fish.
Hawaii has much to offer in terms of education. The kids (and yourself) can learn about the culture, language, history, tourism and more. Learn more about vacation in Hawaii online to see what local events might be going on. When they have their farmer’s markets. If you have teens you can take a tour of their local universities.
Most of Hawaii’s climate varies very little. The weather is nice year round but there is an on season and off season. When I was there we had warm weather but random scattered showers that would last 10-15 minutes and then it would be sunny again. We would dress for warm weather, often in swim suits with a short and t-shirt over them and a towel in our tote bags as well as a windbreaker around our waist to throw on for the brief rain that would come.
Make sure you make arrangement to see at least one luau. You can pay different prices for elaborate ones that include dinner. In Hawaii this would be a feast made up of traditional foods that are a part of Hawaii’s culture. With the music comes foods like kalua pork, chicken adobo, sweet and sour mahimahi, lomi salmon, sweet dinner rolls, Haupia (Coconut Pudding), fresh poi, namasu salad, sushi and tropical desserts. My favorite is mahi mahi and taro tops cooked in coconut milk. Other luaus are small dinner parties or just dancing, like on the beach or at a hotel courtyard.
Guests can be pulled onto stage to learn some of the Hawaiian dances as well. The dances tell a story of love and of the old life on the islands.Most dances are performed by adults but children learn them while in school. Some places teach guests to make their own leis as well. Something that is beautiful and smells divine as well.
The Hawaiian Buddhist Temple has amazing architecture and is magnificent to view. Guests can go inside where there is a gift shop as well as tour the gardens and grounds.
People visit Hawaii for vacations, honeymoons, as well as many people celebrate their weddings on the beaches.
Don’t forget you can relax in Hawaii too. Rest in a rented house, at the beach, go get a massage. Enjoy the shops and restaurants and have fun window shopping in the malls. Hawaii has so much to offer it is no wonder that people flock from all over the world to vacation here.