Welcome to the 'Aloha State'! You?ll have a blast with Laura on her Hawaiian voyage;she finds the most sensational surf and beaches, samples the unique Hawaiian culture and food, and climbs the state?s famous volcanic mountains. This has to be the best tropical getaway in the Pacific!
Honolulu is the not only the largest city in Hawaii, it is also the state capitol of Oahu. Join Laura as she visits historic landmarks, such as the Iolani Palace and the Bishop Museum, Hawaii?s largest museum housing the world's greatest collection of Polynesian cultural artifacts.
Next, wander down to Honolulu's most famous beach, Waikiki. It stretches from the city's harbor all the way down to the 'Diamond Head' volcano. What an incredible view!
How about a little fun in the water? Try your hand at surfing or visit the North Shore Shark Adventures. Here you?ll actually be able to swim next to the ocean's fiercest predator: the shark!
You can?t forget about the great shopping. Join Laura as she strolls down Kali'kowa Avenue, lined with hotels and shops! Try the Maunakea Marketplace too, a favorite among the locals, or the International Marketplace.
What would a trip to Hawaii be without a luau? Laura takes you to the Paradise Cove Luau for traditional Hawaiian games and crafts, as well as good food! Enjoy the feast while watching everyone's favorite: the hula!
As the sun sinks slowly over the Pacific, you'll know you've finally experienced the 'spirit of Aloha,' a word that means many things here on the island. 'Welcome' is one meaning you'll truly understand.