Hawaii is one of the world’s most alluring travel destinations, but Hawaii also has a reputation for being an expensive place to visit. You may be surprised to learn, however, that there are many free and low-cost attractions that can help make your trip to this Polynesian paradise more enjoyable. These four low-cost activities will allow you to have some fun while saving you money during your Hawaiian vacation.
Coffee Farm Tour
Hawaii boasts many coffee farms that produce some of the world’s finest coffees, and certain farms offer free tours. You can learn about the history of the particular coffee farm’s production and see how they make their coffee. Even though the tour is free, you’ll likely spend some money on a cup of coffee or a bag of coffee beans to take home, but you likely won’t spend a lot during your visit.
USS Arizona Museum
Located on the island of Oahu in Honolulu, this museum pays homage to the attack in 1941 that prompted the U.S. to enter World War II. The floating museum is situated directly on the harbor directly over the site where the USS Arizona was sunk and still sits to this day. The museum can be accessed by taking a short boat ride out into the harbor.
Diamond Head Hiking
The iconic volcanic cone on Oahu that dominates the sky over Waikiki Beach is known as Diamond Head, and you can try hiking to the top of it. When you reach the top, you’ll be able to see spectacular panoramic views of the ocean and island below you. To enter the hiking area for Diamond Head, you’ll need to pay around $5 if you drive a vehicle or $1 if you walk to the site. After your hike, you can head back to your vacation rental to rest and recharge your energy for more exciting Hawaiian adventures.
Baldwin Home Museum
You can find this historic home and museum on the island of Maui along Lahaina’s Front Street. For a nominal entry fee, you can tour the historic estate to see vintage furniture, dinnerware and pictures that help tell the story of Reverend Dwight Baldwin, who lived in the home during the 19th century with his family. Free monthly outdoor music concerts on the front lawn are usually held here as well.
Going to Hawaii doesn’t mean having to spend a lot of money on attractions to have a good time. You can still have an amazing experience by checking out the free and low-cost attractions that these islands feature.