Scenic Spots Around Hawaii
From the valleys of Kauai to the flowing lava fields of Kilauea, breathtaking views are the epitome of the Aloha State. From the mountains to the ocean, Hawaii is a land of sea-nic beauty.
Every island offers its own unique spots with a one-of-a-kind view. A visit to some of these scenic spots allows you to capture the spirit of the island in just one shot – both literally and figuratively. Regardless of what isle you choose to visit (but we’d suggest visiting them all) here are a few lookouts that will take your island experience to new heights:
Haleakala Crater, Maui
Appropriately named ‘house of the sun’ – there is no better place to enjoy a Hawaii sunrise or sunset then towering 10,000 feet above sea level at Haleakala Crater. With panoramic views of the beautiful volcanic landscape of Haleakala National Park, Haleakala Crater provides visitors with an unforgettable experience perched high above the island. You can take in the magic of Haleakala Crater and other extraordinary scenic sights on the Haleakala – Iao Valley – Lahaina Tour.
Hawaii Volcano National Park, Big Island
Things are pretty heated on Hawaii Island and it’s not just the weather. Hawaii Volcano National Park is home to Mauna Loa and Kilauea, which are the only active volcanoes in the United States. The view will leave you in awe as you perch 400 feet above the steaming summit and watch Madame Pele in action. Visitors can also check out the volcanic landscape of lava fields and walk through lava tubes. Hawaii Volcano National Park is just one of our favorite scenic spots on the Hilo Volcano Special Tour.
Waimea Grand Canyon, Kauai
Known as the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific’ – Waimea Valley on Kauai offers a mind blowing scenic landscape unlike anything else in Hawaii. The canyon measure 14 miles wide and drops off more than 3,600 feet deep. Suitably named for its reddish hue, Waimea Grand Canyon provides endless panoramic views of tropical scenery and rugged valleys. Visit this and many other spectacular views on our Waimea Grand Canyon Tour.
Pali Lookout, Oahu
Hovering more than a thousand feet above Oahu’s windward side, Pali Lookout provides a window to the Koolau Mountains and windward shoreline. Take a short drive through a cluster of trees and you’ll be rewarded with picture perfect views of Kaneohe and Kailua. The lookout also has history having served as the site for the Battle of Nuuanu where King Kamehameha I won the battle to unite Oahu under one ruler. Visit this lookout on our Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour.