Pahoehoe and aa. These two types of lava erupt from active volcanoes such as Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. You can see them up close and personal, from a safe distance, at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.
These are active volcanoes, so be sure to check
for any park advisories or closures when you go. In 2018, Kīlauea erupted, causing significant damage to nearby residential areas.
If you do one thing:
Get up early and beat the crowds with a sunrise over Kīlauea caldera.
Don't go without this:
While Hawai'i is a haven for lounging on sandy beaches barefoot or in flip flops, the volcanic terrain of the park requires sturdy hiking footwear. Prepare with a comfortable, supportive pair of boots or shoes and wicking socks to keep your feet dry.
Before you go, take a Pono Pledge
: guidelines for taking care of yourself, your loved ones, and the environment while you visit.