There’s no need to spend an arm and a leg to get yourself to Hawaii. You can visit any island here and find a bunch of free things to do to save some cash. That way, you have more money to spend on the things that really matter, like dining out or taking a tour.
1. Sea Turtles:
These beautiful creatures can be found at Laniakea Beach in Oahu on Turtle Beach. It’s a sea turtle nesting ground on the North Shore between Haleiwa and Waimea Bay, the perfect spot for a picnic and some turtle watching. Go for the sunset for an added bonus. Just remember the sea turtles are endangered so don’t go near them.
2. Fireworks at Waikiki Beach:
Head here on Friday nights to check out the free fireworks set off from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. They begin at 7:45 p.m. and last about 10 minutes, but boy are they spectacular!
3. Free music in South Maui:
After getting in a good day of shopping till you drop at the Shops at Wailea on Wednesdays, take in a fun, free live music event from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Continue your shopping into the evening, grab a bite to eat or attend an art gallery reception.
4. Torch Lighting Ceremony:
Head to Kuhio Beach Park in Waikiki for a wondrous show highlighting traditional Hawaiian music and dancing. The show occurs right on the beach on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights when the sun sets. This is the perfect way to indulge in some local culture and heritage with the family.
5. Road to Hana:
There’s no better way to see East Maui than this famous road. You’ll meander along one of the most famous roads in all of Hawaii to view majestic waterfalls, bamboo forests, beaches, and lava tubes.
6. Kilauea Lighthouse in Kauai:
This lighthouse was established in 1913 but was decommissioned by the Coast Guard in 1976 – still photographed though for its famous clamshell lens. Did you know it’s the biggest of its kind in the world? It’s located within the National Wildlife Refuge, which means there’s lots of wildlife and nature to witness all around. You may be able to check out some spinner dolphins frolicking in the water.
7. Pipiwai Trail:
Nestled within the Haleakala National Park in Maui, you can’t miss this four-mile round trip hike chock full of banyan trees, bamboo forest and Waimoku Falls. If you can prove you have been to the summit of Haleakala, you get in free for three days.
8. Waterfalls in Kauai:
From Wailua Falls near Lihue to Opaekaa in the Wailua River Valley, waterfalls here abound. Picture-perfect tall, slim waterfalls are especially prevalent in Princeville and Hanalei on the north shore.
9. Spouting Horn:
Want to see a pretty cool blow hole in Kauai? This one’s on the south shore and totally free.
10. Kalapana lava viewing area:
Situated in the Puna district on the Big Island, you can check out the hot flows of molten lava from a safe distance perched on this viewing area.
With so many free things to do in Hawaii, you’ll never be at a loss for entertainment. Save money for even better pursuits such as a Pearl Harbor Tour to learn about a real slice of history.
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