The only thing better than heading off on vacation is planning one. Hawaii is busier than ever and now is the time to plan ahead for your Hawaiian Holiday! Check out our top 8 activities to experience while visiting the beautiful islands in the United States! Whale Watching – The ‘Big Island’ is the most popular destination for whale watching in Hawaii. The peak season to catch a glimpse of Humpback whales is from January to March. You have the option to view via a cruise or private boat tour. Luaus – These traditional ceremonies are an excellent source of entertainment on all islands within Hawaii. Take the opportunity to enjoy live dancing, learn about Hawaiian as well as Polynesian culture, and enjoy delectable cuisine. See a Lava Show – Hop aboard a World-class catamaran to get up and close to the volcano fingers as they enter the sea. You will have thoroughly trained staff aboard, and safety is paramount. You can select from a tour in the morning, sunset, day, or twilight tour. Helicopter Tours – Various tour lines offer unique aerial journeys that allow you to view the breathtaking Hawaiian scenery. From volcanoes and waterfalls to hidden valleys and majestic coastlines. A helicopter tour is truly an ideal way to sightsee. Take Surf Lessons in Waikiki – Waikiki Beach is a great surfing destination for surfers of all ages and ability levels. Although Hawaii has been a US State since 1959, it still feels like an international travel destination. Oahu is the most popular of the Hawaiian islands to surf. Join in the fun and take a surf lesson to enjoy the iconic waves. Horseback Riding Tours – Explore the coastline or venture to hidden trails on an exploratory horseback tour. Most companies offer private as well as group tours. You could enjoy countless ranches, and stables accommodate tourists. Paniolo Adventures is one of the largest, with an 11,000-acre cattle ranch located in Waimea. Mauna Kea – This dormant volcano is a unique wonder to explore and erupted over 4,000 years ago. It's an amazing site for astrophotography. You can hike the summit, but be sure to stop by the VIS (Visitor Information Station) to check for weather and safety tips. Kona Coffee Farm Tour – Kona coffee is some of the best gourmet coffee that you can find and is world-renowned. Kailua Kona, which is located on the ‘Big Island,’ is the heart of Kona coffee. When taking a tour, you will get to see processing facilities as well as the coffee fields. Don’t forget to take some time to indulge in the popular beverage. Grab your gear and take charge of your getaway with these great suggestions that will be sure to make your experience fascinating. For a Virtual Tour Video of what you can expect when traveling to Hawaii click play on the video! If you are ready to explore Hawaii click here to get started!