11) Hawaii, Big Island
Hawaii Island, commonly known as Big Island, is the youngest but also the largest of the Hawaiian islands in the Hawaiian archipelago. Not only is it huge, Hawaii Island is also incredibly diverse. You might spend one day of your vacation soaking up the rays on one of the unbelievably beautiful beaches that span in color range from yellow to green to black, one day visiting one of the island’s two very active volcanoes and one day exploring what lies beyond the shore, snorkeling and taking part in exhilarating water sports. The cultural history of the island permeates daily life and you can enjoy a cultural show at Pu’uhonua o Honaunau, a historic park that was once used by locals as a place of refuge. Hapuna and Kahaluu Beach Parks are must-sees as is Waimea, an area that offers horse-back riding amongst the island’s lush greenery.