Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor - these names evoke feeling of magic, mystery, drama and history, and they are all located in Honolulu. The capital of Hawaii, this city not only offers some of the best beaches along side big-city skyscrapers, there are also parks, fabulous shopping, the only royal palace in America, the Arizona Memorial in the harbor at Pearl City, the Polynesian Cultural Center and more.
Also known as the "Garden Isle", Kauai is the fourth largest and oldest of Hawaii's main islands. Did you know that the island of Kauai was formed by the inactive volcanoes? These former volcanoes, which are Kawaikini and Waialeale, are the highest peaks on the island.
The most recommended attraction on the island of Kauai would be the Limahuli Valley Gardens, which is known as the "best natural botanical garden" since 1997. This Valley Garden is located on the northern shore. Within the garden only 17 acres are open to the public.
Historic Lahaina was once a rough-and-tumble whaling town in days gone by. Today visitors come to watch, not hunt, the humpbacks in Lanai Channel. Ascend through waving sugar cane fields to the summit of Haleakala for sweeping views over its vast dormant crater and of this beautiful island. Or, ride a tram through the Tropical Plantation on its slopes.
The city of Kailua is located on Oahu's southeastern coast in the North Kona district of Hawaii. During your visit to Kailua make sure you pay a visit to one of the most recommended attraction. This tourist attraction would be the Historic Kailua Village Walking Tour. The walking tour consists of a 75 minute walk at your own pace of what Kailua's once was in the past. You'll be able to visit the King Kamehameha's Last seat of Government, The Sandwich Island's First Christian Church, which was built in 1837, West Hawaii's First Destination Resort, and many other sites.
In Vancouver, you're never out of sight of towering peaks--or of the sea. It is a prosperous city adorned with flowers lining the streets and lush greenery like Stanley Park. Museums offer fine collections of the dramatic Northwest native arts. Vancouver's Chinatown is the second-largest in the world. The waterfront Gastown district recalls the city's colorful past as a premier Pacific port since the days of the Clipper ships.