How to immerse yourself in Hawaiian Culture

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How to immerse yourself in Hawaiian Culture

Combine vacation time with learning time by visiting these great museums and educational centres in Hawaii.

Travellers who want to get a taste of Hawaiian culture can do so by signing up for all sorts of fun and exciting classes such as hula, surfing and even lei-making. If you are staying on Oahu, consider taking in some culture and history by visiting the Bishop Museum and the Iolani Palace. Both places will give you insight into Polynesian life.

If you have the time, the money and the inclination swing by the Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu to gain further insight into the local culture. As its name implies, the Polynesian Cultural Center covers not just Hawaii but also the cultures of Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Easter Island and the Maori people of New Zealand. You may just discover your next vacation destination while in your current one!

For those staying on Maui, we suggest stopping in at the Maui Center for Culture and the Arts. If you are on the Big Island visit the Hilo Art Museum, the Lyman House Museum and the Pacific Tsunami Museum as well as the University of Hawaii’s ʻImiloa Astronomy Center and Kula Kai Caverns.

Should you be travelling on a tighter budget, there are many there are many activities you can do on any islands that are free. All state parks are free to visit and even some National Parks. When the National Parks are not free, most find them very affordable. Hiking, beaches, snorkelling and other like activities are always free when on public land and there are no private beaches.

On the Big Island there are many free ranger programs at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and other locations. At the Visitor Information Station on Mauna Kea, you can stay any night of the year between 6PM and 10PM and enjoy a free astronomy tour including large and small telescopes for you to look through. Some hiking and other activities are located within National Parks, like Volcanoes so they are at cost, of course.

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