The Island of Hawaii
The active Kilauea Volcano is one of the Island of Hawaii’s most distinct features. There, travelers will see the power of Pele—the Hawaiian goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes—as they watch the lava flow from Kilauea into the Pacific Ocean. Plan to spend at least one full day at Volcanoes National Park to explore the crater, numerous hiking trails, lava tubes, petroglyphs, flowers, and scenic drives. Make sure to look up Kilauea's activity level on the USGS website before you visit. Updates are also available at the park's visitor center.