The Most Non Touristy Things To Do in Hawaii
Hawaii is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Pacific, with over 8 million tourists from all over the world visiting each year to admire its natural beauty and rich culture. Although it’s easy to get sucked into the typical tourist destinations, such as Waikk, luaus, and whale watching tours, adventure can be found almost everywhere if you’re looking. Hiking, swimming, stargazing, and participating in local events are the most non-touristy activities in Hawaii.
Non Touristy Things To Do in Oahu: Hike Oahu’s “Stairway to Heaven.”
Those who enjoy hiking must ascend the Hiku steps, also known as the Stairway to Heaven. In the town of Kneohe on the eastern side of Oahu, the trail begins at the foot of the majestic Koolau mountain range. It is very accessible, approximately thirty minutes by car from Honolulu. Despite the fact that this trail is currently illegal to climb and has a security guard stationed at its base, many hikers continue to ascend it before 3 a.m. to watch the sunrise from the summit. Bring water and a special friend, because this experience will be etched in your mind forever.
Hike to Hanakapiʻai Falls
Regarding hiking, the Hanakapiai Falls along the Kalalau trail in Kauai are an absolute must. It takes two miles to reach Hanakapiai beach from the beginning of the Kalalau trail in order to reach this 300-foot (91.44-meter) waterfall, but the journey is well worth it. The trail is not for the faint of heart, so bring plenty of water and sturdy footwear. Don’t be afraid to cool off by swimming in the water once you arrive.
Drive along Hawaii’s beautiful roads.
Take the highways in Hawaii whenever possible; the Hawaii Belt Road literally circles the island, and you’ll be greeted by local stores, beautiful private beaches, dense jungle vegetation, and friendly faces as you wind and curve along the highway’s coastline. The journey from A to B may take a little longer, but it is absolutely worthwhile.
Along the west coast of Oahu, you can snorkel and free dive.
Enjoy nature and swimming? The west coast of Oahu is the optimal location for snorkeling and free diving. This coastline is home to numerous species, and it is possible to swim alongside some of the ocean’s most lovable creatures directly from the beach. There are turtle cleaning stations on the western side, where turtles swim, feed, and sleep in shallow water. However, you should never harass them, as they are federally protected as endangered species.
Marine life is a lot of fun.
Additionally, marine mammals such as the imperiled Hawaiian monk seal and the Hawaiian spinner dolphin utilize the tranquil west side. Discover dozing monk seals on the beach and playful dolphins frolicking in the water. Feeling courageous? Please check the ocean currents and swell, and always swim with a partner, before entering the water to observe the playful dolphins.
Eat at a food truck near you.
Food trucks are dispersed across the islands, and each one is unique and intriguing. The shrimp trucks in Kahuku, where fresh shrimp are grown in local aquaculture ponds and served daily, are a local favorite.
Take a flight in a helicopter
A reputable helicopter tour operator can provide a unique perspective of the beautiful islands from hundreds of feet in the air. Observe unspoiled valleys, hidden beaches, and culturally significant waterfalls.
Take a peaceful stroll along the beach or dive into the water to discover unique, colorful seashells. Bring them home as souvenirs to give to your friends and family, or use them to decorate your furniture. Check to see if any critters have made the shells their home before removing them.
Swap the beach for the eastern coasts, which are cooler.
Not in the mood for an entire day of beach lounging? Try cruising to the lush east side of any island to find a wetter environment to nap, read a book, or simply unwind. Take advantage of the numerous botanical gardens in the Hawaiian Islands and appreciate their splendor.
Make a lei
No, lei are not tacky, and yes, even natives enjoy wearing them. Not only do they smell good, but they also represent love and acceptance. Create a lei from any flowers that catch your eye. Plumeria flowers are the most fragrant and bloom throughout the year; go find one and smell it; you’ll be glad you did.
Have a sunset BBQ
Rather than wasting money at a restaurant, conclude a perfect day on the west side of any Hawaiian island with a barbecue and a sunset. Watching the sun set directly in front of your eyes here on the islands is quite mystical. As orange and pink hues illuminate the sky, it appears that the sun is dipping into the water. Bring a cooler filled with your favorite drinks and foods, a stereo, and some friends, and savor the occasion. Pure magic.
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