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The Daniel K. Inouye Kilauea Point Lighthouse was built in 1913 to light the way for traveling ships. Guests who are feeling adventurous may tour the lighthouse by climbing up the stairs as far as the watch room.
Located in the Nounou Forest Reserve, tourists visiting this iconic landmark on Kauai have three scenic hiking trails to choose from. The 1,000-foot climb can be made on the two-mile Nounou Mountain East Trail, the 1.5-mile Nounou Mountain West Trail or the two-mile Kuamoo-Nounou Trail.
Waioli Mission House is one of the most famous sites in Hanalei Town and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests experience a glimpse of missionary life from 1837, complete with historically accurate features such as lava rock chimneys and fine koa furniture.
Consistently ranked among the best hiking trails in Hawaii, the Canyon Trail allows hikers to soak up the outdoor beauty found on the lush island of Kauai. About 10 miles long and more than 3,000-feet deep, famous American writer Mark Twain described what he saw as "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific."
One of the smaller beaches on our list, Poipu Beach is a great choice for families with small children and first-time snorkelers. Encompassing two bays, this popular beach has lots of amenities including lifeguards, rest rooms, picnic areas and showers.