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Oahu is home to the state's capital city, Honolulu. Here you'll find the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and Waikiki Beach, the island's best-known tourist area, with a two-mile strip of white-sand beach and a boardwalk with retailers, restaurants and hotels. Watch the surfers take to the waves, the same way pioneers of the sport, like Duke Kahanamoku, did in the early 1900's.
Pretty Kauai is called The Garden Isle because of its lush, green vegetation. Attractions here include Waimea Canyon, known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," and the Fern Grotto, an unusual cave formation that you reach by boat. The northwest Na Pali coast is accessible only by hiking trail or from the ocean via boat.
The Big Island is all about black-sand beaches and volcanic rock. A highlight of your Hawaii vacation here is a drive through Volcanoes National Park. Wear rugged shoes to hike over the hardened lava, and stop by the visitors' center to get an update on lava flow-yes, you can actually see molten lava flowing.
Maui is full of natural beauty and fun activities. The great humpback whales pass by the island as part of their annual migratory trip, so if you travel here between December and March, be sure to book a whale-watching tour. The old whaling port of Lahaina, with its shops, boutiques and historic sites, is a nice place to spend the day. The Road to Hana is not for the faint of heart-it's a winding, 52-mile drive through amazing, breathtaking scenery you may see only once in lifetime. Other fun adventures are bike riding down Haleakala Crater and snorkeling off of Molokini.
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