The Ultimate Hawaii Bucket List: 14 Epic Things to Do in Hawaii

Beaches, hikes, and waterfalls are just the start of the epic things to do in Hawaii. This island paradise welcomes millions of visitors every single year.  

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

The Road to Hana is the perfect example of “it’s about the journey, not the destination.” While the sleepy town of Hana is adorable in its own way, it’s the waterfalls, hikes, black sand beaches, and banana bread stands along the way that makes the Road to Hana one of the most incredible drives in the world. 

1. Drive the Road to Hana

Head to the island of Kauai and explore Waimea Canyon – also known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”  There are a few different ways to explore this picturesque canyon. 

2. Explore Waimea Canyon

Self-Guided Tours

Speaking of jaw-dropping views on Kauai, you won’t want to miss out on the Na Pali Coast. Over thousands of years, the rain has carved into this mountain range, creating deep grooves in these bright green cliffs – perfect for rainy day waterfalls, might I add. 

3. Pop by the Na Pali Coast

4. Watch the Surfers at Pipeline

If there’s one outdoor activity that Hawaii is known for, it’s surfing. There are loads of beaches across the islands where you can surf some fantastic swells, but the most famous is Pipeline. 

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