Often, those who visit the Hawaiian Islands don’t take enough time to enjoy all that the Big Island has to offer. This island has so many natural wonders and extraordinary things to see that it would take several days to take them all in.
Hawaii’s Big Island has a multitude of activities that are family friendly. Family members of all ages will definitely enjoy the Big Island’s natural beauty and it’s stunning displays of power.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The island of Hawaii is most noted for its massive volcanoes. These volcanoes are quite active, and they are a stunning sight when they are smoking, and the lava is flowing. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park lets visitors get up close to some mighty volcanoes. Within the park is the Jaggar Museum. This museum provides a wealth of information regarding volcanology and the way that volcanoes have impacted the Hawaiian Islands.
There are two driving trails within the park that give a good view of the volcanoes and surrounding landscape. For those with more limited time, there is the Crater Rim Drive. For those with more time, the Chain of Craters Road has an excellent view of the volcanoes.
Hapuna Beach State Park
The Big Island has its fair share of nice beaches. Hapuna Beach State Park is a picturesque beach that isn’t as crowded as some of the others. The beach has good areas for picnics, and there is plenty of parking available.
Akaka Falls State Park
The whole family will enjoy the Akaka Falls State Park. The park is home to the Akaka Falls which is a beautiful 442 ft long waterfall. There are multiple hiking paths around the area that provide visitors with good views of the waterfall from multiple angles.
One of the best ways to see what the Big Island has to offer is by taking the family on a helicopter tour. These tours circle the island providing people with aerial views of all the volcanoes. During the helicopter tours, those on board will learn more about the natural history of the island. Often, marine wildlife can be viewed frolicking in the Pacific.
Taking the time to enjoy the island of Hawaii is a rewarding experience. If you’re considering taking a family vacation to the Big Island, check out Private Homes Hawaii for spacious family vacation homes near all the best thing to do on the Big Island.