Hawaii is the only state located in Oceania and the only one composed entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. Hawaii’s diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches and oceanic surrounding make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike. The state has many attractions to offer such as its active volcanoes, coral reefs and beaches with gold, red and even black sands. Hawaii also has a rich cultural history rooted in the Native Hawaiian culture.
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Hawaii is home to two national parks: Haleakala National Park on Maui and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. Both parks offer unique opportunities to experience the beauty of Hawaii’s natural environment. Haleakala National Park features an active volcano located 10,023 feet above sea level while Hawaii Volcanoes National Park contains two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Other attractions include Waimea Canyon State Park (known as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”) on Kauai and Akaka Falls State Park on the Big Island.
In addition to its beautiful landscape, Hawaii is also known for its diverse culture which includes traditional music styles like hula dancing and ukulele playing as well as a variety of foods from poke (raw fish salad) to laulau (meat wrapped in taro leaves). The state is also home to numerous festivals such as Makahiki (the Hawaiian New Year celebration), Aloha Festivals (celebrated throughout all islands), Merrie Monarch Hula Festival (the world’s largest hula competition) and Lei Day Celebrations (honoring Hawaiian culture).
Hawaii truly has something for everyone regardless if you are looking for outdoor activities or cultural experiences – making it one of America’s most popular vacation spots!