CITIES AND TOWNS OF HAWAII ISLANDS
City Trekking in Hawaii
Island hopping might top your agenda when you are in Hawaii, but city trekking should also be an activity you engage in. You just might be surprised at the sights and sounds you will find in each one.
- Honolulu City - the biggest and most densely populated city in the Hawaiian Islands, most of mainstream American culture can be found here. It is easily accessible by various forms of public transportation and shopping and dining are plentiful. For swimming and surfing, the places to check out while in Honolulu City include Ehukai Beach Park, Waimea Bay Beach, Kewa'ena Beach, and Ali' I Beach Park. Honeymooners and lovers will enjoy a romantic sunset cruise - or for a unique twist to this activity, you also have the option to go on a submarine ride. Apart from the water activities, you can also go horseback riding, hiking at Diamond Head Mountain and visit the Polynesian Cultural Center.
- Kahului City - touted as one of the fast-rising shopping Meccas in Hawaii. You will definitely feel the shopping pull as world class brands and small kitschy labels are at home in the main shopping district of this city. Credit card-swiping aside, you can also go antiquing to bring home unique and one-of-a-kind souvenirs here (just be sure to have lots of patience so you may unearth the best finds). To relax and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city, you may also consider checking in at the Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort where you are enveloped in lush greenery and the opportunity to stay in relaxing solitude.
- Kailua Kona City - home to over forty three thousand residents, Kailua Kona City will not impress you with its numbers. However, it will impress you with its one of a kind activities. Things to do here include the UFO Parasailing activity which will have you soaring above the Kona coastline from 400 to 800 feet, paying homage to royalty at the Hulihee Palace (which is one of the three palaces you will find in the entire United States of America), embarking on a "flight-seeing" tour via helicopter care of Big Island Air, and engaging in degustation delights care of a Polynesian Cruise. Additionally, you can add a twist to your boat exploration activities in Hawaii by trying out the glass-bottom boat rides which you will find only in Kailua Kona City.
- Wahiawa City - tropical paradise is the only term you will think of labeling Wahiawa City. It is found in the middle of the Oahu Island and this is the place to go for the sweetest, biggest and juiciest Hawaiian pineapples in all of Hawaii. This pineapple city's main offering is the magnificent view of the jewel-blue Pacific Ocean because of its 920 feet elevation. If you are tired from the hubbub of city life in other areas of Hawaii, respite can be yours in Wahiawa.
Water sports are not the only thing to do in Hawaii. If you take the time to explore the nooks and crannies of its cities, you will be well rewarded with beautiful sights and sounds as well.