After living in Hawaii for a year now thanks to the military, I have realized that vacations here for tourist could be cheaper if people knew what to do for free.
There are four Hawaiian Destinations, that I will cover today in this Free Hawaii Guide: the Pali Lookout, the Punchbowl Crater, the USS Arizona, and the Hilton Hawaii Villages Aloha Friday Party and Fireworks.
The Pali Lookout is one of my absolute favorite free Hawaii spots here on Oahu. It sits atop a 985-foot cliff overlooking the Windward Coast. The trade winds that blow are so strong that you can lean into them and they hold you up. But remember to not wear dresses, things that can fly away, or loose track of your small kids. Okay at least the kids will not fly away. Pali Lookout is open during the days and is located on Pali Highway.
The Punchbowl Crater is another one of the free Hawaiian destinations that you should not miss. The top of an extinct volcano collapsed inward even before the original Hawaiians came to rest here, and is the site of a World War II Memorial and Cemetery. With Diamond Head right next to it and a look out onto Waikiki, the site is reverent, peaceful, and breathtaking.
The USS Arizona make this list of free Hawaii vacation ideas because of its significance to the Hawaiian Islands and its demise during the attack on Pearl Harbor. The tour includes a movie depicting the events of the day and then a boat trip out to the observation deck that was placed above the resting Arizona. If you listen closely, you will here the voices of Americas Sailors below still speaking to you. This site does come with a negative however, the free tickets are on a first come first serve basis and the wait once there may be long. But overall it is still a must see.
For our last free Hawaii vacation idea is the one of the most spectacular shows that is free. Okay even though it is one of the only free Hawaiian shows, it is a spectacle to behold. Every Friday at the Hilton Hawaii Village, you can see the Aloha Friday King's Jubilee & Fireworks. Native singers and dancers will perform for you many routines from the rich Hawaiian culture. Then afterwards is a fireworks display over Waikiki Beach.
As far as free Hawaii vacation ideas are concerned one of the best parts about these four location besides the cost, is that they are all located within a small area of about 15 miles. So the next time you get to plan for a Hawaiian dream vacation, remember to think about "Free Hawaii".