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We all know taking a trip to Hawaii may not exactly come cheap, but to see it at least once it's worth even taking out a personal loan for.
Once your booked, and ready for your Hawaii get-a-away, you should pack only a few necessities – your hiking shoes, swim trunks, headgear, shorts, tees and a formal wear should you opt to visit formal places. If you have an overload, you pay for extra baggage. Travelling light is very easy for men.
You will be with enthusiastic tourists roaming the six islands that are open throughout the year and I promise you will do amazing things.
- Follow the footsteps of royalties who used to walk the luxurious Iolani Palace. Built in 1882, it was the official residence by King Kalakaua, Hawaii’s monarch. This grandiose edifice has 102 rooms over four floors and is now a National Historic Landmark located in downtown Honolulu.
- Trek to the famous Diamond Head crater near Waikiki for panoramic views of Honolulu. These are remainders of a volcanic explosion some 500,000 years ago. Called locally as Leahi or ‘brow of the tuna’, it was named a National Natural Landmark in 1968.
- Appreciate Hawaii’s culture by dropping into Polynesian Cultural Center. Located on Oahu, it is less than an hour’s drive from Honolulu. By means of craft demonstration, dance, games and music, the center portrays the culture and daily life of the Polynesian islanders in Hawaii. You can tour the facility during the day and see a show in the evening.
- Feast your eyes on the splendor of Waikiki, a suburb of Honolulu. With its beautiful stretch of oceanfront beach, Waikiki is easy to reach and offers all the amenities and entertainment of a modern city.
- Honor your heroes in Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial. You can actually see the remains of the sinking ship USS Arizona protruding up from the sea. The Visitors Center provides historical information on the harbor and the Japanese attack. There is a ferry that shuttles visitors out to the actual memorial.
- Get close up and personal to denizens of the sea in Maui Ocean Center. Walk thru their glass tunnel and see the sharks, rays, turtles and all kinds of sea creatures in huge aquariums.
- Satisfy your tastes buds with exotic Hawaiian food available in the many restaurants dotting the islands. Eat one meal that is truly Hawaiian. Traditional dishes like chicken long rice, kalua pork, laulau, lomi-lomi salmon, poi and squid luau are truly authentic and will introduce you to the true tastes of the islands.
- Go snorkeling within sight of the Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay, a historical site famous for its extraordinary clear water, prancing and spinning dolphins amidst vivid coral reefs filled with fish of all colors.
- Relive swashbuckling adventures with Captain Zodiac Raft Expeditions. You are invited to an awesome jaunt to Hawaii’s finest marine preserve in Kealakekua Bay and the site of the monument of Captain Cook. Go pillaging and plundering along Kailua-Kona coastline.
- Shop for small gifts to bring home in world class Waikiki Shopping Plaza. Located on Kalakaua Avenue, it features six floors of prime retail, office, and dining venues. This is a must-see for any Hawaiian traveler.