TOP 10 LAND-BASED ACTIVITIES IN HAWAII
There are a number of experiences in Hawaii that are either unavailable in other states, or just at the top of the list here. Here’s a ranking of unique and fun experiences in Hawaii.
 
10.
GOLF

Golf courses in Hawaii have a trying history for good reason. They break up a lot of natural beauty to import grass that isn’t native to the area to serve players who tend to have greater social (and economical) status than the majority. Therefore, we can’t give this the highest rating but should acknowledge it nonetheless as any golfer will tell you that some of the most magnificent golf courses in the world are in Hawaii.

9.
FARM TOUR

Hawaii’s most valuable crops are sugarcane and pineapples though the sugarcane plantations are quickly closing. Take the rare opportunity to see sugarcane at one of these farms and see the picturesquely funky pineapple crops.

8.
LAVA

You might be surprised to know that a dozen states are home to active volcanoes in the country. With that said, only one of them regularly has lava that you can view; guess which one. There are a few volcanoes on the Big Island that continue to spew out lava and you can see the glowing red stuff on your own or with various tour groups.

7.
BIKE

Biking in Hawaii is practically a requirement when visiting as there are scenic drives perfect for the avid road-biker, as well as rough trails that challenge enthusiastic mountain-bikers. And, of course, let’s not forget the casual beach cruising while looking for the ideal spot to set the kickstand and have a picnic.

6.
BEACH FUN

Alright, you can have some “beach fun” at many states throughout the country but you’d feel amiss if you avoided the unique green or black sands of Hawaii while visiting. Even if you don’t change into your swimsuit, make time to hit the beach, kick your shoes off, and enjoy the gentle waves as fine sand.

5.
RAPPEL

With plummeting cliffs and waterfalls all around there’s really no better place in the world to gracefully fall to the earth than rappelling in Hawaii. Why climb up like a sucker when you can manage your falling speed heading down? Maui might be the most accessible place for rappelling in Hawaii, so start there.

4.
ZIP LINE

Zip lining has been a growing trend in tropical locales in recent years but you just can’t go wrong with the tropical rainforests of Hawaii overlooking the vast Pacific Ocean while gliding down the cable. You might want some quiet (and slow) time on the beach following this high-speed activity.

3.
LUAU

It might sound cheesy but it’s compulsory to attend a luau when visiting Hawaii; not really, but it should be. From dancing to hula to kalua pig to fire-dancers this party will leave you cheering for more. Try to aim away from large-scale resort luaus which often lack the sincerity of a traditional luau.

2.
HIKE

Of the 13 climate zones in the world, Hawaii is home to a whopping 11 of them. This is an absolute joy to hikers who have the opportunity to walk in snowy alpine desert to coastal dunes to tropical rainforest. You’ll see dramatic waterfalls into fresh water pools to take a dip in, as well as snow-covered peaks where you can toss snowballs at one another.

1.
DRIVE THE WAIPIO ROAD

It’s considered one of the most dangerous drives in the world, so you must check it off the list! The average grade of this road is 25% with an intimidating max at 40%. Maybe let the professionals handle this drive while you sit shotgun enjoying the breathtaking views as you descend into Waipio Valley.

VEBO LAND-BASED ACTIVITIES EXPERIENCES IN HAWAII