You'll get a warm "aloha" on an escape to the Hawaiian islands. Many itineraries visit two or more islands, providing a sweeping look at this tropical paradise.
Among the highlights are Kauai's Waimea Canyon, known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," and the steaming fire pits and lava tubes of Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. Swing by the Haleakala Crater on Maui or visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu. Crashing waterfalls, lush rain forests, vast coffee farms and golden sand beaches are also among the attractions of the islands.
Active travelers might enjoy hiking, mountain biking, kayaking or snorkeling. Whale-watching cruises and helicopter flightseeing may be offered as optional activities. But for many visitors, swimming and simply relaxing on the beach are favorite pursuits, and you can even experience a Hawaiian luau, complete with traditional hula dancing.