Things you must see and do while in Hawaii - Hawaii Vacation Ideas

I have always dreamed of going to Hawaii. I think that if I were to lay my eyes on all of those gorgeous beaches, it would be overwhelming and I might freak out just a little. I would try to play it cool, though. Oh, to see all of those islands. There is so much that I would love to do if I were to visit Hawaii, from strolling the beaches to seeing the evidence of volcanic eruptions, I really would have no idea how I would fit everything in.

Things That You Must See In Oahu, Hawaii

Malia from Livin’ The Mommy Life was fortunate enough to spend a month in Oahu..

During the day we visited the 6 different authentic Polynesian villages. The villages included Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Aotearoa, Fiji, and Tonga. There are different cultural activities at each village as well as presentations throughout the day. There was so much to do, our day really flew by!

Read the rest of Malia’s review here.

What Else Is There To Do In Hawaii?

Malia is from Hawaii so, naturally, she knows more about the islands than most of us. If you are planning to travel to Hawaii soon, be sure to check out more of her reviews so that you can get an idea of what to expect…

Where To Stay – If you are looking for accomodations, check out her reviews of the Hilton Waikoloa Village and Fairway Villas in Waikoloa.

Horseback Riding – If you are a horse riding enthusiast, you will want to read her review of where you can find horseback riding in Hawaii. She also has a post about Waipi’o Ridge Stables, as well.

Beaches – I think most people visit Hawaii for the landscape, the beach in particular. Be sure to check out her beach day post, which features a sea turtle!

Hawaiian Plants – Malia even gives us a tour of plants that are native to the Hawaii islands. This is important because you want to know which plants are safe when you travel to a different area of the world.

Have You Ever Been To Hawaii? If So, What Do You Recommend Travelers See First?

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46 Comments

 

  1. February 10, 2014  3:10 pm by Sharon Reply

    I've never been to Hawaii but it's on my list of places to go and experience! Right now, I think I'd take just about any place that had sunshine and some temperatures over 75 degrees! What a beautiful place!

    • February 10, 2014  3:58 pm by Dawn McAlexander Reply

      Right now in North Carolina, we have a big cold front coming in and maybe 9+ inches of snow! Hawaii is looking pretty good right now, for sure!

  2. February 10, 2014  4:07 pm by Kate, aka guavalicious Reply

    Great post! I don't think people realize how much there is to see in Hawaii. I have gone three times and have barely scratched the surface. I really want to explore more of the native culture and read more of the history of the island next time.

    • February 10, 2014  5:26 pm by Dawn McAlexander Reply

      Oh wow! That is exciting that you have gotten to go to Hawaii 3 times. We have been to some of our favorite vacation spots multiple times, too, and it seems like the more you go, the more you realize that there is to see.

  3. February 10, 2014  8:52 pm by Megan Reply

    Perfect timing on this particular state! The temps here are going to be around 5 degrees in the AM, so thinking about the beach has totally made my night=). Wish I were flying to Hawaii right now....maybe one day.

    • February 11, 2014  12:58 am by Dawn McAlexander Reply

      We have a big cold front coming in ourselves. Although I am looking forward to seeing some snow, I would love to be somewhere sunny right now. :)

  4. February 11, 2014  11:36 pm by Beth Reply

    I used to live there. We always loved bringing friends to the Dole Farm on Oahu becuase it's cheap and fun.

  5. February 11, 2014  11:43 pm by Tough Cookie Mommy Reply

    I definitely want to travel to Hawaii at least once in my lifetime. It looks like a magical place.

  6. February 12, 2014  6:34 am by Rosey Reply

    No, I have not been, but I do sure want to go! I would love to see the National (Volcano) Park!

  7. February 12, 2014  7:47 am by Robin (Masshole Mommy) Reply

    Hawaii is definitley on my bucket list of places to visit at some point during my life. It looks amazingly gorgeous there.

  8. February 12, 2014  1:31 pm by Elise Reply

    Oh, I'd LOVE to go horse back riding in Hawaii! That would be a dream vacation.

  9. February 12, 2014  2:22 pm by Nicole A. Reply

    My husband got to stop in Hawaii on the way out for his last deployment. He said it'd be worth a visit some time. His cousins wife actually grew up there. I'd love to visit sometime.

  10. February 12, 2014  2:35 pm by vinma Reply

    I would love to go for a horse back ride along the sea shore if I ever go there..just like we see in TV :) Hawaii is a beautiful place!

    • February 13, 2014  9:52 pm by Dawn McAlexander Reply

      That is an awesome idea! My husband and I should do the same thing!

  11. February 12, 2014  3:48 pm by Emily Reply

    Hawaii is a gorgeous state. I always like trying local foods, new flavors are so fun to experience.

  12. February 12, 2014  3:55 pm by Lady Lilith Reply

    Sounds like a great place to be. The last time I wend, I was still in diapers. I would love to go again now as an adult though.

  13. February 12, 2014  4:13 pm by Pam Reply

    I haven't been to Hawaii but with all of this snow I would love to go right now.

  14. February 12, 2014  4:43 pm by Ave Reply

    Hope that I can visit Hawaii one day. Would love to see sea turtles and visit their beaches too.

  15. February 12, 2014  4:50 pm by Lawna Reply

    Sadly, I have never visited Hawaii. I hope one day I will be able to and if I do, I will have to visit some of these awesome places.

  16. February 12, 2014  5:07 pm by Angel Reply

    How nice to think about a warm place when it is cold out where I am! :) I think I would especially like to go on a tour to see the native plants. Nice post! :)

  17. February 12, 2014  5:45 pm by Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell Reply

    I haven't been there yet, but it's definitely something I want to do in my life. My parents have been many times and have seen some of the smallest islands.

  18. February 12, 2014  6:48 pm by Michele Reply

    I have never been to Hawaii-I was supposed to go but never quite made it. I would love to go there and just relax on the beaches and go to a couple of traditional places-but mostly just lie back and relax in the warmth.

  19. February 12, 2014  6:54 pm by Sarah Bailey Reply

    Hawaii is somewhere I would love to travel to one day. It seems like a place where there is so much to see :) x

  20. February 12, 2014  7:45 pm by Triplezmom Reply

    I am dying to go to Hawaii. My cousin and her family moved there 18 months ago, so all we need is airfare!

  21. February 12, 2014  7:56 pm by Jennifer Williams Reply

    I had a friend that visited there and they went rafting - she fell out of the raft and yet still said it was the most amazing experience ever. I would make sure to find ever restaurant I could so I could try all the different foods.

  22. February 12, 2014  10:19 pm by Annemarie Reply

    I have never been to Hawaii... but with the cold weather we have been getting in the east I would love love to go!!

  23. February 13, 2014  12:19 am by Marielle Altenor Reply

    I've always wanted to go visit Hawaii. It looks like such a beautiful paradise! *sigh* one day! lol

  24. February 13, 2014  12:26 am by mommy2jam Reply

    Hawaii is the place to go, not to far to travel too. For me anyway. I have family that lives there and I have been visiting since I was a little girl. So many happy memories

  25. February 13, 2014  2:10 am by Pam Reply

    I have never traveled to Hawaii but it is on my list of places to visit. My father worked there back in the 60s and he still talks about how much he loves it.

  26. February 13, 2014  9:59 am by Theresa Reply

    I have never been to Hawaii, but it is definitely on my bucket list of places I would like to visit! I want to see the beautiful beaches, and maybe take a helicopter ride over the volcanoes!

  27. February 13, 2014  10:57 am by becca Reply

    never been to Hawaii but it's on my to do list of places to see

  28. February 13, 2014  12:52 pm by Nikki Reply

    I would be thrilled to do ANYTHING in Hawaii. Just being there would be enough for me. Although I'd really love to see some of the volcanoes.

  29. February 13, 2014  3:32 pm by Eliz Frank Reply

    Hawaii is on my bucket list. It is so beautiful and I've never had the joy of visiting.

  30. February 13, 2014  4:11 pm by Ashley Wintters Reply

    I so badly want to go there! I swear the beach is calling my name.

  31. February 13, 2014  5:30 pm by BabsProjects Reply

    I have never been to Hawaii and it is on my bucket list. With the weather the way it is here in the NorthEast, I am tempted to fly there as soon as possible.

  32. February 13, 2014  7:05 pm by Amber Nelson Reply

    What a great trip that would be! A long flight, but beautiful it looks like.

  33. February 13, 2014  7:58 pm by CrazyMom a/k/a Melanie Reply

    I have Hawaii on the top of my wish list.. one day I will get to visit.. I can't wait.. great list so now I know what I will have to check out on my once in a lifetime trip... Thanks for sharing..

  34. February 13, 2014  10:41 pm by Courtney Pies Reply

    It is definitely a dream of mine to be able to go to Hawaii. It looks so beautiful with so many great things to do!

  35. July 15, 2014  12:21 pm by June S. Reply

    (Things That You Must See And Do In Hawaii) My son and daughter-in-law went to Hawaii for their honeymoon three years ago. My son loved it so much, he did not want to come back home.

  36. July 20, 2014  3:13 pm by Tara Allen Reply

    Hawaii is on my bucket list. The good thing about knowing I will need to save money for a long time is that it will give me more time to plan!

  37. July 25, 2014  11:14 am by Cami Reply

    Great info! I would love to go to Hawaii. That photo with the sea turtle is incredible!

  38. July 26, 2014  12:36 am by ruksana mohammed Reply

    Never been to Hawaii. Always wanted to go to Hawaii. Thanks for the very informative information.

  39. July 26, 2014  9:21 am by Shannon Reply

    I would love to live in Hawaii. If I ever won the lottery I would move there. So pretty!

  40. July 31, 2014  12:54 am by Sarah Oswald Reply

    My dream vacation is Hawaii and I hope to visit there someday thanks for sharing this it still sounds wonderful.

  41. May 4, 2015  11:24 am by Zulema Tomlinson Reply

    Eventually one day I will get to travel and I will go to Hawaii. These are great things to do in Hawaii. It looks like a whole lot of fun.

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