Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Attractions Hawaii 2023

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Are you headed to Hawaii anytime soon? While you may be thinking of surfing, beaches, and sunsets, there is so much more to the islands and the attractions Hawaii has to offer than its stunning shores. The interior of each island is filled with verdant green rainforests and teeming with adventure. Every island has its charm, that’s for sure, but today we’re going to focus on the Big Island and the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Get ready to get up close and personal with some of Hawaii’s famous volcanoes, and take a look at what there is to do and where we recommend staying with the best Hawaii vacation rentals of 2023.

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Visiting Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park should be complemented with the best Hawaii accommodation for glamping in 2023

When visiting Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, we recommend booking this family-friendly yurt and Hawaii accommodation, found in Fern Forest, about 15 minutes by car from the park entrance. The yurt can sleep four people and has parking for two cars, so you don’t need to worry about where to park the rental. The hosts, Don and Gypsy, will welcome you for your 3 p.m. check-in and show you around.

You’ll notice not only does the yurt have the basics—linens, towels, and a full kitchen—there is also Wi-Fi, a Roku for evening entertainment, and a barbecue on the lanai out back. Don and Gypsy even provide snacks! And did we mention the yurt is solar-powered? Really, what more could you need? Glamping rentals here without a doubt among the best attractions Hawaii offers!

Ocean View King Rental with Breakfast Included near Akaka Falls, Hawaii, attractions Hawaii
Ocean View King Rental with Breakfast Included near Akaka Falls, Hawaii

Visiting Volcano National Park: the top attractions Hawaii has to offer in 2023

After you wake up refreshed and are ready to go, you can head out and begin visiting Volcano National Park. When planning your trip to the park, make sure to check the hours and which parts of the park are open. Due to lava flows and repairs, certain parts of the park may be closed to the public throughout the year.

At the heart of the park lie Kilauea and Mauna Loa, both active volcanoes. The Crater Rim is a popular drive and hike in the park. From here visitors can see several steam vents and craters, and it overlooks the edge of the Kilauea Caldera, too. Visitors can head below ground and even walk through the Thurston Lava Tubes—get there early to avoid crowds and congestion. Alternatively, go high and stop for a photo-op at the Kilauea Overlook, which spans two miles and drops 400 feet!

Erupting Lava during Daytime
Erupting Lava during Daytime

Best places to visit in Hawaii when you’re not exploring Volcano National Park

Some of the best attractions Hawaii are Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park and the rainforest! The surrounding towns are home to fun landmarks and restaurants and cafés. After you’ve eaten your fill, take some time to see what else the island holds. There’s a scenic drive down into Waipi’o Valley and the beach. Visit Akaka Falls, the Black or Green Sand Beaches, Rainbow Falls; and so much more! What are you waiting for? Don’t miss the chance to book a trip to Hawaii for glamping Big Island!

Luxury Outdoor Dome with Outdoor Bathtub, Ideal for a Big Island Camping Experience in Hawaii
Luxury Outdoor Dome with Outdoor Bathtub, Ideal for a Big Island Camping Experience in Hawaii

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