Top Ten Hawaii Adventures

Get Away to Midway
By John Penisten
  |  Gorp.com

This place is for the birds! Located 1,100 miles northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll was the site of the Battle of Midway in June 1942. But now this former naval base is a national wildlife refuge and home to some 2 million birds, including 400,000 pairs of Laysan albatross (the "gooney bird"). You'll also find endangered animals like the Hawaiian monk seal, the Hawaiian green sea turtle, and spinner dolphins. And the lagoons and coral reefs teem with marine life, so snorkeling and scuba diving are tops here. Hiking is easy on the flat island, and bicycles let guests explore and discover on their own.


Best Hotels in Big Island

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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
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Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village
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Castle Halii Kai At Waikoloa

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