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When Americans think of a worthy and relaxing vacation, they think of the islands and beaches of Hawaii. They think of long days lounging, swimming, surfing, exploring the deep mysteries of the island followed by nights of mingling with the locals at their favorite bar. Every region of the Hawaiian islands from Maui to Oahu has different features. But no matter where you are, people will usually select one of the fine hotels that overlook the beaches.
The earth has not always been teeming with life as it is today. It has not always been hospitable and friendly to organisms. In some regions, we catch a glimpse of that old hostility, still lingering in the air. Hawaii Volcanos National Park provides a demonstration of those old, residual forces, as if they have fallen into a great slumber. To the surprise of many, the Hawaiian volcanos are still active. Tourists who visit the national park will see aspects of the natural world that most people would never live to tell about. Scientists think that these volcanos will continue erupting for one hundred more years. Long eruptions have been characteristic of these volcanos and they have always been quite a spectacle from a safe distance.
World War II was one of the most gruesome wars in history. American civilians were murdered in the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Hawaiians recognize how important it is for us to remember our past. So they put this museum of WWII artifacts and remnants on display. At the museum, you will see old equipment and aircrafts that were used in combat in WWII. You can even get in a flight simulator so that you can feel what it was like to be in one of those old aircrafts.
Hawaii has always been rich with geological phenomenon. The Garden of the Gods is an array of beautiful rocks, boulders and mountain ranges. It is a great site for rock climbers and geologists. There is even a section for the kids to play.
After a day of exploring the island, you might find that you are a little hot and exhausted. Hawaiians have enjoyed the Wailua waterfall for centuries. Go and take a dip and enjoy the natural delight.
Many visitors to the Hawaii want to learn how to surf, but find the rough waves rather challenging. Lanikai Beach provides a calm environment for surfing so that you will have an easy experience as you learn to ride the waves. It is also consistently ranked one of the best beaches worldwide.
There were two leper colonies with over 8500 residents throughout the decades. This national park preserves their memory so that these people will not fade into irrelevancy. It is quite an interesting place to visit, as most people do not know anything about this condition that was prominent just a few decades ago.
The summer months can be very hot and very crowded. But the spring is much more comfortable and the weather is still beach-worthy. This is the best time to visit.
Since Big Island Hawaii is disconnected from the mainland, you cannot drive there. People usually choose to rent a car or a private car service once they get there. Uber is also active throughout the islands. Most regions also have effective bussing systems.