'Aloha!' is the spirited greeting you'll likely hear upon arriving in the lively yet laid-back state of Hawaii. An ecological wonderland made up of islands filled with lush rain forests, shimmering lagoons, towering volcanoes and much more. Hawaii, a U.S. state, is an isolated volcanic group of islands in the Central Pacific. Exotic beaches with gold, red, black and even green sands. Active travelers have an endless array of water and land sports at their fingertips -- ATV touring, hiking, biking, camping, canoe-paddling, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and parasailing are just some of the popular activities.

Tee off at one of many championship golf courses sprawled across the islands or learn how to hang ten in the birthplace of surfing. Traipse around the smoking craters and lava fields at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island, watch for humpback whales on the beaches of Maui, gaze at the dimming sunset from atop the sacred Hawaiian summit of Mauna Kea, or learn how to hula on the shores of Waikiki Beach. Of the 6 main islands, Oahu has Hawaii’s biggest city and capital, Honolulu, home to crescent Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor's. Whether you seek adventure, romance or relaxation, Hawaii has it all.