The fresh and floral air, the warm and tranquil waters, the amazing and natural beauty, there is no more beautiful place than Hawaii on the planet. Hawaii's diverse natural scenery and colorful local life make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists alike.
Hawaii is one of the states that are not in the contiguous United States, the other is Alaska. Also, it is the only U. S. state located in Oceania. Situated nearly at the center of the north Pacific Ocean, Hawaii marks the northeast corner of Polynesia. Hawaii was an independent republic from 1894 until August 12, 1898, when it was officially became a territory of the United States, ratified a state in 1959. There also became an important outpost for the U. S. military, and Pearl Harbor was the site of the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941, that resulted in the U. S. joining World War II. Today, Pearl Harbor remains the headquarters of the U. S. Pacific Fleet.
The state encompasses nearly the entire Hawaiian Archipelago, which comprises hundreds of islands and covered volcanic. Honolulu is the state's capital, largest city and cultural hub. There are eight major islands, six of which are open to tourism. From the northwest to southeast are Niihau(Niʻihau), Kauai(Kauaʻi), Oahu(Oʻahu), Molokai(Molokaʻi), Lanai(Lānaʻi), Kahoolawe(Kahoʻolawe), Maui and the Island of Hawaii(Hawaiʻi) . The last is the largest and is Hawaii, often called the "Big Island" to avoid confusing the island with the state or archipelago.
From hidden beaches to small towns; from surf to snorkel; from an authentic luau to the hula. You can do it all or you can simply sit back and do nothing. All because its one of the world's best tourist destinations and you'll absolutely find that your first trip to Hawaii won’t be your last.