Replete with natural beauty from waterfalls to volcanoes, Hawaii is on many a traveler’s must-visit lists. It’s comprised of a number of islands but known for its famous six: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, and Maui. The state is known as a place where a person can get away from it all, disconnect as much as they’d like, and rest without interruption. And while that’s certainly something you should do while in Hawaii, there’s so much more to it than just sitting on a beach and tanning in the sun.
Hawaii’s varied landscape lends itself to a myriad of experiences, all of which can be achieved no matter which island you decide to make your base. So don’t stress too much over googling the pros and cons of one island versus the other. No matter where you decide to go, here are eight experiences you can easily have — and need to have — on your first visit to Hawaii.