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Iolani Palace

Oahu 94 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The only royal palace in the United States, it has plenty of lavish decor to ooh and ahh over. — Afar Magazine

The opulent Iolani Palanace was the royal residence of the Hawaiian monarchy until Queen Liliuokalani was forced to abdicate her throne in 1893. — goop

If you want to really "understand" Hawaii, Oahu's royal palace is well worth the time. Iolani Palace was built by King David Kalakaua, who spared no expense. — Frommer's

America's only royal residence was built in 1882 on the site of an earlier palace. — Fodor's

The only royal palace on U.S. soil has been a territorial capitol, a military headquarters, and a prison for a queen.  — Atlas Obscura

Akaka Falls State Park

Island of Hawaii 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This outstanding and convenient little park features an easily navigable concrete path that loops along the lush cliffs. — Lonely Planet

These picturesque Hawaiian falls are home to a rare species of fish that uses a special sucker to climb up cliffs.  — Atlas Obscura

One of Hawaii's most scenic waterfalls... down to an observation point. You'll have a perfect view of 442-foot Akaka and nearby Kahuna Falls. — Frommer's

When hotels start to bore you and camping in a tent doesn’t quite appeal either, consider giving the cabins at this beach a go. — Afar Magazine

A 0.4 mile paved loop walks you through lush tropical vegetation to two scenic vista points. — Where

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Island of Hawaii 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The most popular attraction in the Hawaiian Islands, Kilauea has been erupting since 1983 — Where

Even among Hawaii's many wonders, this national park stands out: its two active volcanoes testify to the ongoing birth of the islands. — Lonely Planet

The awe-inspiring and ruggedly beautiful Kilauea is called the drive-in volcano because paved roads allow you to traverse it by car. — Travel + Leisure

Hawaii’s premier natural attraction, home to an active volcano and one of only two World Heritage Sites in the islands. — Frommer's

Since the latest eruption began in 1983, Kilauea Volcano has been adding new land to the Big Island rather steadily. — Fodor's

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Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park

Island of Hawaii 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This 420-acre National Historical Park houses the best preserved puuhonua (place of refuge) in the state. — Fodor's

This sacred site on the black-lava Kona Coast certainly looks forbidding... a free, 2-day cultural festival, usually held the last weekend in June. — Frommer's

This 180-acre national historic park was once a place of refuge for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers — Where

The huge, centuries-old temples... lie in ruins at this ancient historical site, sacred to native Hawaiians. — Travel + Leisure

This awesome park is an ancient place of refuge – or puʻuhonua, a sanctuary where kapu (taboo)-breakers could have their lives spared. — Lonely Planet

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Bishop Museum

Oahu 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Its collection of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts is regarded as one of the best in the world. — Michelin Guide

The longest running collection of Hawaiian artifacts on the islands—and a planetarium that brings you full circle to the future. — Condé Nast Traveler

This museum of Hawaiian and Polynesian culture is the legacy of the last descendant of the Kamehameha Dynasty.  — Atlas Obscura

Even if you do not have kids, this is a must-see on your vacation. — Frommer's

Exhibits include a planetarium and science center, the storied Hawaiian Hall, and precious artifacts from precontact times. — Where

Maui Ocean Center

Maui 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This marine park is one of Maui’s top attractions and has been called “The Hawaiian Aquarium.” — Where

Kids are mesmerized by the stingrays and fish that swim through the exhibit’s acrylic tunnel; the tiger sharks passing just inches away can excite even the most skeptical teen. — Travel + Leisure

This midsize aquarium showcases Hawaii’s dazzling marine life, including many species found nowhere else. — Lonely Planet

Feel as though you're walking from the seashore down to the bottom of the reef at this aquarium. — Fodor's

This 5-acre facility houses the largest aquarium in the state and features one of Hawaii’s largest predators: the tiger shark. — Frommer's

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Waipio Valley Lookout

Island of Hawaii 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Bounded by 2,000-foot cliffs, the "Valley of the Kings" was once a favorite retreat of Hawaiian royalty. — Fodor's

This breathtakingly beautiful valley has long been a source of fascination, inspiring song and story. — Frommer's

Located at the end of Hwy 240, this lookout provides a jaw-dropping view across the valley. It's one of Hawaii's iconic images. — Lonely Planet

Filled with taro farms and framed by 2,000-foot sheer cliffs and a beautiful black sand beach, Waipio Valley is a mystical place that is sacred to native Hawaiians. — Where

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Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge

Kauai 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Bird watching at its finest. Take this opportunity to view red-footed boobies, Laysan albatrosses, wedge-tailed shearwaters, and other seabirds in their natural habitat. — Where

Home to some of Hawaii's endangered wildlife, this refuge also has sweeping views. — Lonely Planet

A 200-acre headland habitat—the only wildlife refuge open to the public—that includes cliffs, two rocky wave-lashed bays, and a tiny islet. — Frommer's

A beacon for sea traffic since it was built in 1913... a national wildlife refuge, where thousands of seabirds soar on the trade winds. — Fodor's

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Ho'okipa Beach Park

Maui 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The wild north shore beach of the same name is certainly hospitable to wave riders... it’s among the world’s top spots for windsurfing and kiting. — Frommer's

To see some of the world's finest windsurfers, hit this beach... also one of Maui's hottest surfing spots. — Fodor's

For some inexplicable but astounding reason, over a dozen sea turtles bask on the sand at Ho‘okipa Beach Park at sunset — Travel + Leisure

Hoʻokipa is to daredevil windsurfers what Everest is to climbers. It reigns supreme as the world’s premier windsurfing beach. — Lonely Planet

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Hale Ho'ike'ike at the Bailey House

Maui 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This small but historically evocative museum occupies the 1833 home of Wailuku’s first Christian missionary. — Lonely Planet

In additon to having the island's best bookstore of local and cultural history, the museum displays what life was like for original Missionary families. — Travel + Leisure

Home of Edward Bailey, a missionary, teacher, and accomplished artist... is a treasure trove of Hawaiiana. — Frommer's

The largest and best collection of Hawaiian artifacts on Maui includes objects from the sacred island of Kahoolawe. — Fodor's

Museum also houses Maui’s largest public collection of ancient Hawaiian artifacts, which represent every aspect of life in pre-contact Hawai'i – from fishing to warfare, food preparation to weaving. — Where

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Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens

Island of Hawaii 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Billed as "the only natural tropical rainforest zoo in the United States," this sweet zoo features native Hawaiian species. — Fodor's

Hilo's sprawling 12-acre zoo is a nice freebie amid well-kept tropical gardens. — Lonely Planet

In the heart of the Panaewa Forest Reserve south of Hilo, is the only outdoor rainforest zoo in the United States. — Frommer's

It is the only natural tropical rainforest zoo in the United States — Where

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Lanikai Beach

Oahu 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Peaceful jade green waters, powder-soft white sand, families and dogs frolicking mindlessly, offshore islands in the distance. It's an ideal spot. — Fodor's

This is one of the best places on Oahu to greet the sunrise. — Frommer's

Picture paradise: a white, sandy beach fringed with palm trees and fragrant tropical plants, licked by crystal-clear, aqua-blue surf. — Michelin Guide

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Kapalua Beach

Maui 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Rent a basic snorkel set for $15 per day and a SUP board for $40 per hour. An SUP lesson is $139 for two hours. Look for its hut at the northern end of Kapalua Beach. — Lonely Planet

The stuff of dreams: a golden crescent bordered by two palm-studded points. — Frommer's

Recognized as one of the world's best beaches, and for good reason. — Fodor's

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Garden of the Gods

Lanai 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This rugged, beautiful place is full of boulders strewn by volcanic forces and sculpted by the elements into varying shapes and colors. — Frommer's

Multihued rocks and earth, with a palette from amber to rust to sienna, are stunning. — Lonely Planet

This preternatural plateau is scattered with boulders of different sizes, shapes, and colors, the products of a million years of wind erosion. — Fodor's

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USS Arizona Memorial

Oahu 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

There are still people who vividly remember that day and are part of the living history of Hawaii—"a date which will live in infamy," said Franklin D Roosevelt. — Afar Magazine

Floating over the hulk of a sunken battleship, the concave, 184-foot white-concrete bridge marks the permanent tomb of 1,177 sailors killed in the Pearl Harbor attack. — Michelin Guide

Nobody who visits the memorial will ever forget it. — Frommer's

The largest visitor destination in Hawaii, the USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place for 1,117 of the ships’ crew who lost their lives on December 7, 1941 — Where

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Honolulu Museum of Art

Oahu 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The academy is housed in a maze of courtyards, cloistered walkways, and quiet, low-ceilinged spaces... there's an impressive permanent collection. — Fodor's

Home to a 60,000-piece collection of art, with an emphasis on Asian works, including Buddhist and Shinto sculptures and Korean ceramics. — Travel + Leisure

Hawaii’s fine arts museum with a collection of 50,000+ works — Where

This world-class museum... is considered one of the finest in the country. Housed in an award-winning Mediterranean-style building. — Michelin Guide

Finished a reinstallation of the European and American art galleries, bringing to light many new pieces from the archives. — Frommer's

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Haleakala National Park

Maui 84 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Nowhere else on Earth can you drive from sea level to 10,023 feet in only 38 miles. — Fodor's

A must for any visitor to Maui is Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano... more than 10,000 feet above sea level. — Travel + Leisure

Haleakala National Park encompasses the world’s largest dormant volcano and 26,000 acres of dry forests, rain forests and desert — Where

Hiking into Maui’s dormant volcano is the best way to see it. The terrain inside the wilderness area of the volcano... is astonishing. — Frommer's

No trip to Maui is complete without visiting this national park, containing the mighty volcano that gave rise to East Maui. — Lonely Planet

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Mokuaikaua Church

Island of Hawaii 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This church is a handsome building with walls of lava rock held together by sand and coral-lime mortar. — Lonely Planet

A dark, rock archway constructed in 1920, adds to the charm of Hawaii's first ever Christian church, located by the ocean and the Hulihe'e Palace in Kailua-Kona. — Travel + Leisure

Hawaii’s first Christian Church established in 1820. Founded by missionaries who came from Boston Massachusetts on the brig Thaddeus. — Where

The first Christian church in the Hawaiian Islands, this strong lava-rock structure... is mortared with burned lime, coral, and kukui oil. — Fodor's

The 112-foot steeple is still the tallest structure in Kailua-Kona. Visitors are welcome to view the sanctuary. — Frommer's

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Kawaiahao Church

Oahu 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Constructed of coral blocks... from a reef off Honolulu Harbor. The setting for 19C royal coronations, weddings and funerals is revered by isle residents. — Michelin Guide

Fancifully called Hawaii's Westminster Abbey, this historic house of worship witnessed the coronations, weddings, and funerals of generations of Hawaiian royalty. — Fodor's

This proud stone church, complete with bell tower and colonial colonnade, was the first permanent Western house of worship in the islands. — Frommer's

Known as the “Westminster Abbey of Hawaii,” this is the first Christian church in Hawaii, commissioned by Kaahumanu, wife of Kamehameha I in the early 1800s — Where

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Nuuanu Pali Lookout

Oahu 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Oahu's premier viewpoint offers a wonderful (albeit windy) vista over the Ko'olau Range... it also has great historical significance. — Michelin Guide

Walk up from the parking lot to the precipice, you’ll be rewarded with a view that’ll blow you away. — Frommer's

This panoramic perch looks out to expansive views of Windward Oahu. I. — Fodor's

Perched nearly 1,000 feet high in the Koolau Mountain Range, this lookout from the pali (cliffs) offers astonishing views of the valleys, coastline and blue waters of Oahu’s windward side — Where

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