Five New Activities in Hawaii in 2017 You Won’t Want to Miss
There is so much more to see and do in Hawaii than the breathtaking beaches that Hawaii is best known for. Here are five new activities in Hawaii in 2017 that you won’t want to miss during your vacation!
• Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii will offer free admission to all visitors on President’s Day (February 20), National Park Week Weekends (April 15-16 & April 22-23), National Park Service Birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (September 30), and Veterans Day Weekend (November 11-12). During typical days of operation, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has an entrance fee of $20 per vehicle and the pass is good for seven days. Park visitors can also purchase the annual Tri-Park Pass for $25 and enjoy Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, and Haleakala National Park. The annual Tri-Park Pass, which is good for one year from the date of purchase, is available at the entrance stations of all three parks.
• Beginning on February 1, visitors in personal or rental vehicles wishing to view the breathtaking sunrise at Haleakala National Park on Maui will need to make sunrise viewing reservations ahead of time at nps.gov. The cost is $1.50 per car and does not include the entrance fee.
• In honor of the 75th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu’s Bishop Museum in Honolulu will open an exhibit that shares stories of the citizens and civilians of Hawaii who endured that fateful day and the years of aftermath that followed. The exhibit will open in December and remain on display through March 2017 in the Portico Hall in the Hawaii Hall Complex. Brought to life with archival images and items from the Bishop Museum and expert collectors, visitors will see how the war transformed the island home of Hawaii citizens.
• Maui’s oceanfront Royal Lahaina Resort on the famed Kaanapali Beach is the site of the spectacular “Myths of Maui” luau, which will be celebrating its 45th year in 2017. Enjoy a breathtaking celebration of traditional Hawaiian, Tahitian, Samoan, and Maori dance and music as performers weave the legends of the South Pacific. The nightly extravaganza will feature a newly choreographed show, tantalizing all-you-care-to-eat buffet dinner and complimentary cocktails.
• Holoholo Charters on Kauai launched its Aloha Sunset Sail. Visitors can encounter the vision of life that was unique to the local population of Hawaii in the 1970s aboard Leila, a beautiful 50-foot sailing catamaran. Guests will experience an evening of memories as they cruise to the classic mellow sounds of Country Comfort, Cecilio & Kapono, Kapalana, Olomana and more! This two-hour tour includes a bento-style buffet and beverages including Mai Tais, beer, soda, juice and water.
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