Hawaii's "Great Places"

The Aloha State is the Paradise of the Pacific

The United States Travelers League reveals our inaugural "100 Great American Places" list starting in early 2021. Here are five early nominees for Hawaii, the Aloha State, including beautiful Waikiki Beach (pictured). (photo: Hyungman Jeon on Unsplash)

1. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park -- Hawaii National Park

Extending from sea level to 13,677 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world's most active volcanoes - Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. nps.gov/havo/index.htm

2. Pearl Harbor National Memorial -- Honolulu

Learn about one of the most pivotal moments in US history: the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the subsequent entry of the United States into World War II. nps.gov/valr/index.htm

3. Waikiki Beach -- Oahu

There’s more to Waikiki than just the beach. Attractions such as the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium offer fun for the whole family. gohawaii.com/islands/oahu/regions/honolulu/Waikiki

4. Punaluu Black Sand Beach -- Hawaii County

Volcanic black sand beaches that are fringed with swaying palm trees. A perfect photo spot. gohawaii.com

5. Dole Plantation -- Wahiawa

Dole Plantation provides activities for the entire family, including the Pineapple Express Train Tour, the Plantation Garden Tour, and the Pineapple Garden Maze. doleplantation.com/

Tell us what you think, and nominate your favorites, either in this post or by using the contact form on our home page. Let's make sure Hawaii is well-represented on the nationwide list.

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