By AAA Travel Editor Katie Broome
December 22, 2021
With highlights that range from volcanic craters and waterfalls to war memorials and ceremonial sites, the national parks in Hawaiʻi offer a variety of things to see for all types of travelers.
According to the U.S. National Park Service, “a visit to the national parks of the Hawaiian Islands is life-changing, bringing together the spirit of poʻe (people), the power and preciousness of wai (water) and the sacredness and majesty of ʻāina (the land).”
The National Park Service currently administers nine national park units on four of the Hawaiian Islands, including on the islands of Hawaiʻi (the Big Island), Maui, Oʻahu and Molokaʻi. One national park site, Honouliuli National Historic Site, is still under development on the island of Oʻahu.
We've rounded up a few common questions about Hawaiʻi's national parks to help you plan your own trip to the Hawaiian Islands.