Best places to visit in Hawaii: discover the Top destinations of Hawaii
The aboriginal culture of the 50th state of the United States is Polynesian. Hawaii has the largest percentage of Asian-Americans and persons belonging to mixed races. After the Polynesians and the Europeans, the Chinese make up the third largest group of foreigners. It is said that Hawaiian culture has significantly influenced the culture of the US at large.
Hawaii is home to some of the world’s most exciting destinations. Apart from views of two of the world’s largest mountains (Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa), the Waikiki Beach is internationally renowned for its clean sands and clear water. The USS Arizona Memorial is located at Pearl Harbour marks the resting place of those who died in the 1951 bombing of the ship. Other destinations include the Polynesian Cultural Centre, Kilauea, the Aloha Tower at Honolulu Harbour and the Waimea Canyon.
The multicultural Aloha Festivals run from August to October and are said to be Hawaii’s largest festivals. The Polynesian Cultural Centre hosts exciting shows and Luaus (or royal feasts) serving traditional Polynesian fare. The Whale Day Celebration glorifies the humpback whales at Kalama Park in Maui, while the three-month long Cherry Blossom Festival starts in January and features various Japanese cultural events at Oahu Island.