Most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened to the public, though some visitor services are limited. Named a World Heritage Site, the park is home to two of the world’s most active volcanoes — Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Follow Chain of Craters Road for the best scenic lookouts, or set off on foot to explore the moon-like landscapes of Kīlauea Iki Trail.
With hundreds of miles of coastline, the Big Island’s beaches come in all shapes, sizes — and colors. The famous black sands of Punaluu Beach were formed when molten lava met cool ocean water, while the rare green sand beach Papakōlea is one of only four in the entire world. You’re spoiled for choice with powdery-soft, white sand beaches, too. Favorites include popular Hāpuna Beach in the north and Kahaluu Beach Park near Kailua-Kona.