6 top activities in Hawaii
The island of aloha is one of the best destinations for travel in the world. And with such diverse fun on each of Hawaii's main islands, it's great for every type of traveler, too. Here's a list of six top activities across Oahu, Maui and the Big Island that are fun for all.
1. Take the Road to Hana
First up, Maui. Known as the Valley Isle, Maui is your destination for nature — including humpback whale tours! — and lots of adventure. Book an excursion on the famous Road to Hana to get up close and personal with rainforest canopies, dip in a tropical-jungle waterfall and hit up hidden gems like black-sand beaches and an organic farm.
Book your tour here. Where to stay: Honua Kai Resort & Spa, Lahaina
2. Get arts and craftsy
One of the best things about Hawaii is the feeling of local culture. Add fun to your beachgoing and surfing the Waikiki waves on Oahu with cool island arts and crafts: ukulele lessons, hula classes, lei making or learning Hawaiian woodcarving from a master wood carver to create your own masterpiece to take home.
Learn more here. Where to stay: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
3. Hang ten with the pros
The unique Outrigger Surfers in Residence program lets you celebrate the iconic surf history of Waikiki Beach — and connect with local surf legends, too. Meet top professional surfers who "talk story" about their experiences on the waves, and head out for a surf session if you're an experienced surfer (if you're still a grom, lessons at Faith Surf School are onsite, too).
Learn more here. Where to stay: Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
4. Al fresco shop-till-you-drop
Waikiki is known for its famed Waikiki Beach, great nightlife and chic shopping. Get that sun-kissed style with an afternoon of browsing and indulging at the International Market Place open-air shopping and entertainment destination. Build in time to stop at the historic Banyan Tree nearby, too.
Learn more here. Where to stay: Outrigger Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel
5. Take a helicopter tour
Ah, those aerial views. The verdant lands of the island of Oahu are like no other. Book a flight with Blue Hawaiian Helicopter and fly above historic sites like Pearl Harbor and past the bustling center of Honolulu to the spectacular landscapes of Diamond Head crater, Nuuanu Rainforest, towering waterfalls and the one-of-a-kind beauty of colorful coral reefs from the sky.
Book your tour here. Where to stay: Waikiki Malia by Outrigger
6. Snorkel with manta rays at night
Keauhou Bay is one of the only places in the world where you can see and swim with majestic manta rays under the moonlight. This beautiful experience is great for kids, too!
Learn more here. Where to stay: Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa
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