1. Polynesian Cultural Center
Where is it? Oahu
What is it? A 42-acre interactive cultural theme park on the north shore of Oahu
Why go? This lush garden is home to one of Hawaii’s top-rated luaus, a Samoan fire knife performance, and canoe tours through a tropical lagoon. Explore the grounds to visit six pacific island villages with activities including spear-throwing, coconut tree climbing, and hula lessons.