Nice places in Hawaii to visit for the day

Wondering about nice places to see in Hawaii? Be sure to add the following places to your itinerary of Hawaii...

Kailua Bay, Oahu

Kailua Bay is definitely one of the nicest places you can visit in Hawaii for the day since the bay is truly stunning and it's a fantastic place to enjoy fun water activities such as swimming, body surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Nice places in Hawaii to visit for the day

In fact, you’ll be able to rent kayaks and surf boards there, as well as booking guided kayaking tours to see sea turtles, and the nesting birds and seals in the Mokulua Islands.

Halemaumau Crater, Big Island

If you’re looking to see the crater of a volcano up-close while in Hawaii, head to Halemaumau Crater at Hawaii Volcanoes national park. You’ll be able to see this active crater up-close and enjoy hikes around its rim.

While in Hawaii Volcanoes national park, don’t miss climbing to the top of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (at the top of Kilauea) for stunning views of the park. Also, visit Jaggar Museum if you’re interested in rocks and take the lava tube excursion along Thurston Lava Tube.

Sea Life Park, Waimanalo Beach

Sea Life Park is also located in the Island of Oahu around 20 minutes drive by car from the beaches of Lanikai and Kailua. Sea Life Park is no doubt, one of the nice places in Hawaii to visit for the day, especially if you’re traveling with kids.

You’ll be able to swim with dolphins, feed the sea turtles, see turtle hatchlings, watch fun sea lion shows, and do a bit of bird watching.

Kona Coast

Kona coast is located on the western side of Hawaii’s Big Island and it’s one of the nice places in Hawaii to visit for the day because you can enjoy fun scenic drives along the beautiful stretch called the “Road To The Sea” route, which offers dramatic views of lava cones.

You'll also get excellent views of Manuka Bay and have an opportunity to visit Green Sand beach in South Point park to see the amazing olive-green color sand!

Dole Plantation

If you’re visiting Oahu, the Dole Plantation is one place you can’t miss passing by to see because of the huge pineapple garden maze.

Dole Plantation is definitely a cool place to hang out with the family since you’ll be able to enjoy fun activities such as pineapple cutting demonstrations, garden tours, and a narrated train ride of the plantation.

Hilo, Big Island

The city of Hilo is, along Honolulu, one of the cities to add to your itinerary of Hawaii. Hilo is home to a couple of museums (Pacific Tsunami Museum and Lyman Museum), and Hilo Farmers Market, which is a nice place to mingle with locals and buy souvenirs and taste yummy local delicacies.

If you’re in Hilo with the family, be sure to also visit Coconut Island Park for a picnic and to enjoy the views of Hilo Bay. Also, check out Rainbow Falls Park which is not far from downtown Hilo for amazing views from the lookout.

Warren & Annabelle's Show, Lahaina

The island of Maui is probably the last place in Hawaii you’d expect to see a show but if you love small-venue magic shows, you’ll enjoy a visit to Warren & Annabelle's Show. This place is certainly one of the most popular places to visit in Maui for a fun evening out since Warren & Annabelle's magic show is one of the top-rated shows in the islands.

Warren & Annabelle's runs two shows daily and admission to the magic/dinner show costs around $60 per person.

Ohea Gulch, Hana

Ohea Gulch is located on the southeast corner of Maui and it’s easily one of the most beautiful places to see in Hawaii.

If you’re looking for places to go outdoors you’d be sure to add Ohea Gulch to the list since there is plenty of hiking to be done around the Ohea Gulch area along the famous Pipiwai Trail, which is a 2-mile hike offering some of the most breathtaking scenery views anywhere in Hawaii! Ohea Gulch also boasts stunning falls and natural pools where you can enjoy a swim.

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