14 Epic Things to Do in Hawaii From a Local 

While some travelers want to soak up the sun on the beach, others plan for adventures through Hawaii’s most treacherous mountains. 

There are so many incredible spots in Hawaii that it can be hard to narrow things down to the best of the best. So, without further ado, here are 14 epic things to do in Hawaii. 

14 Epic Things to Do in Hawaii

No trip to the Big Island would be complete without a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. As the name implies, the highlights of this national park are the two active volcanoes: Kilauea and Mauna Loa. 

Pay a Visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Even though Hawaii is known for its sunny skies, the island of Kauai is surprisingly rainy. As a matter of fact, the Garden Isle is home to one of the rainiest spots in the world, Mt. Waialeale. 

Go Waterfall Hopping on Kauai

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And while that might be a bummer to some, waterfall chasers will be on cloud nine. After all, with rain comes a whole lot of waterfalls.  

Tackle the Lanikai Pillbox Hike

This short 1.7-mile round-trip trail takes you to some of the best views on the island. And while some sections can be quite steep, this hike is doable as long as you take breaks. 

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At the end of it all, you’ll find the first of the Lanikai pillboxes. What’s a pillbox, you ask? They’re old military bunkers that boast some fabulous views.  

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