Hidden Treasures in Hawaii

Hidden Treasures in HawaiiWith so much to do and see in Hawaii, you would think it would be tough to get away from it all. Not so. We've found a few out-of-the-way places on the islands that will have you feeling like a Hawaiian insider in no time.

First Friday
Discover First Friday in Oahu, where local artists gather in Honolulu's Chinatown to sell their wares. The fun is both indoors and out, with refreshments, entertainment and specials in the area bars and restaurants.

Web: www.firstfridayhawaii.com

Segway
Zip around the sands and shores of Hawaii on a Segway, and experience the islands from a whole new perspective. Themed tours include "Sunset on the Beach," "Honolulu History & Culture" and "Diamond Head Waikiki."

Web: www.segwayofhawaii.com

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Visit Captain Cook's Monument at Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, the site of the first extensive contact between native Hawaiians and Westerners. Kayaking and snorkeling are two popular activities here.

Web: www.hawaiistateparks.org

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
It's one of the most popular - and remote - destinations on the big island. Don't miss Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, which contains two of the world's most active volcanoes. Dramatic views, hiking and more await you.

Web: www.nps.gov

Valley of the Temples
Visit the Valley of the Temples in Oahu, a memorial park that lies at the foot of the 2,000-foot Koolau Range. The highlight of the area is a Japanese temple called Byodo-In.

Address: 47-200 Kahekili Hwy., HI 96744 - MAP
Phone: (808) 239-8811
Web: www.gohawaii.com