Hawaii, a U.S. state, is an isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific. It is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the U.S., having received statehood on August 21, 1959. Hawaii is the only U.S. state located in Oceania and the only one composed entirely of islands. Its islands are renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and beaches with gold, red, black and even green sands. Of the 6 main islands, Oahu has Hawaii’s biggest city and capital, Honolulu, home to crescent Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor’s WWII memorials.
THE ALOHA STATE
Places to Go
Historical parks, sites and trails Hawaiian history and culture is shared in the actual locations that shaped both at Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Parks, Pu’ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, and Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on Hawai’i Island; Haleakalā National Park on Maui; and Kalaupapa National Historical Park on Moloka’i. Visit www.nps.gov/state/hi/index.htm Honolulu …
Things to Do
Learn to Surf If you can swim, then you can surf. At least that’s what the folks at Kauai Surf School believe. Families can arrange for group sessions so the whole crew can wipe out and encourage each other to hop back up again. Group lessons maintain a ratio of 4 students for every instructor, ensuring that everyone has ample …