Top Ten Winter Activities in Hawaii

Dive into the beautiful waters of Hawaii and try some of the local cuisine with this list of things to do.

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Dive into paradise in Hawaii.

Rent snorkeling equipment and head to Hanauma Bay on Honolulu. After watching a video about this fragile reef environment, you'll get up close with parades of tropical fish, as well as eels, sea turtles, urchins, coral, and more. And you'll always remember the turquoise waters that sit in this ancient volcanic crater.

Visit the North Shore.

The North Shore of Hawaii is famous for places like Sunset Beach and Sharks Cove where you can sit back and enjoy an amazing setting. During the Winter time you will get the chance to see some of the largest waves in the world. Many times the height of the wave can reach over 30 feet.

Swim in Sharks Cove.

Sharks Cove is a lava-rock beach on the North Shore of Oahu. There is a diverse marine life living in the cove, but don’t worry you will most likely not see a shark while you’re here. The cove got its name from an old story that claims the outline of a reef outside the cove looks like a shark when seen from above.

Tour Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor is the only naval base in the U.S. to be recognized as a National Historic Landmark where thousands of people go each month to honor the soldiers who fought for America's freedom. Take advantage of one of the Pearl Harbor tours.

Natural Marvels of Hawaii.

If you are going to be living in Hawaii you must-see these 5 natural marvels. Some of these places have history dating back to 1653 and one will take you to the southernmost point in the United States.

Whale watch.

Nearly 10,000 whales visit the Hawaiian waters yearly. There are many tales surrounding the history of Hawaii and the sanctuary it has become for whales. See these beautiful creatures for yourself by whale watching at some great locations in Kaupulehu, Hapuna Beach, and the Waipio Valley Lookout.

Star Gaze.

One of the most famous places to star gaze in Hawaii is 14,000 ft. above sea level atop Mt. Mauna Kea. An average of 325 nights a year the sky is visible from this point. Before going on this adventure make sure you check out these safety tips and consider taking a guided tour.

Experience Hawaiian Cuisine.

Interested in trying some Hawaiian cuisine? Read up on the details of what some consider the 10 must-eat local Hawaiian specialties are. There is everything from Spam, to pork, to fish tacos on this list!

Volcanoes National Park.

If you’re looking to get up close and personal with some of the most active volcanoes in the world, visit Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park just south of Hilo. One of the most well-known volcanoes in this park, Kilauea, is currently producing 250,000-650,000 cubic yards of lava per day.

Visit a National Wildlife Refuge.

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is the home to several seabirds, such as frigates, shearwaters, Laysan albatrosses and more. This is also where the Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse was built in 1913 as beacon for traveling ships. Visit this location to learn about the different bird species and have a spectacular view of the coastline.

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