Diamond Head State Monument

Diamond Head State Monument is located on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Known to locals as Le’ahi, it is visible from famous Waikiki beach and is located not far from the beach’s south-east shore. Covering almost 500 acres, it is impossible to miss, but to appreciate its magnificence and magnitude one should get up close and personal.

The remnants of a volcano, Diamond Head is such a recognizable landmark that it received historical designation in 1968 as a representative example of a geological feature called a “tuff cone.” Scientists tell us that the top of the mountain was blown off in an explosive eruption over 300,000 years ago. The soil and rock was reduced to ash and fine particulates that settled back into the cone over the millennia. Finally, around the time the Europeans arrived in the 19th century, plants and animals began making the crater their home.

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Palaau State Park

Palaau State Park is located on Molokai Island in Hawaii. This 233 acre tropical oasis is a very popular place to take photos of the traditional Hawaiian landscape. Waterfalls, dense jungle, and ocean vistas are all contained within this single state park. Kalae Highway leads directly to the gates of Palaau State Park, which makes it easy for visitors to find, no matter how unfamiliar they may be with the Hawaiian island. The park is perched 1,600 feet above Makanalua Peninsula and provides a breathtaking view of the area.

Historic Kalalupapa

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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area – Complete Hawaiian Paradise

Hawaii. Just hearing the word conjures up visions of white sandy beaches, crystal clear ocean water, and perfect waves for most people. Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area is no exception to this rule.

Hapuna Beach has been rated as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, as well as the best beach on “The Big Island” of Hawaii! It is known for it’s extremely soft white sand; walking on it is like getting a foot massage, and it’s very comfortable for sunbathers. The Beach boasts of turquoise blue water that is so clear, a swimmer can be up to his neck in the water and still see the bottom!

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