The Prettiest Places in Hawaii to Visit in 2023
By: Leah Shoup
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to two of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mauna Loa (13,679 ft) and Kilauea (7,079 ft).
Waimea Canyon State Park (Kauai)
Often called the “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, this park features stunning hiking trails, including the Kukui Trail and the Waimea Canyon Trail.
Haleakala National Park (Maui)
Notably, the park’s most popular attraction, Haleakala Crater, is one of the prettiest places in Hawaii to watch the sunrise or go stargazing.
Road to Hana (Maui)
Travel along this 52-mile drive through beautiful Hawaiian scenery, including the island's most famous black sand beaches and an arboretum.
Hanauma Bay (Oahu)
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is considered one of the most beautiful places to go snorkeling in the Hawaiian islands, home to over 400 species of fish.
Mauna Kea (Big Island)
This one-million-year-old dormant volcano is the highest point in Hawaii and one of the best sites in the world for astronomical observation.
Akaka Falls (Big Island)
You can explore two waterfalls along the short 0.4-mile Akaka Falls Loop Trail at Akaka Falls State Park.
Seven Sacred Pools (Maui)
This popular attraction along the Road to Hana consists of, in reality, about 20 swimming holes surrounded by waterfalls and a gorgeous bamboo forest.
Wailua Falls (Kauai)
Wailua Falls is a waterfall near Lihue on Kauai, reaching 173 feet (52.7 m) tall and featuring two drops.
Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park (Kauai)
This park in northwest Kauai is famous for its stunning coastline and valley views. For the best experience, book a helicopter tour!
Kalaupapa National Historical Park (Molokai)
This park, located on the north shore of Molokai, works to educate visitors about its past as a leper colony.
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