The 21 Most Magical Spots In Hawaii

04/26/2014 08:00 am ET | Updated Sep 02, 2014

Some people may think Hawaii is overrated. We think it's home to magic; a place where you can find everything from rainbow trees to fiery water to beaches made of sea glass.

The below 21 spots, after all, prove one thing: the Aloha state has a lot more to offer than just white sand beaches and tropical drinks. With an environment as diverse as its people, the small state packs a heavy punch in the magic department.

How many of the below have you been to?

1. Bamboo Forest, Haleakala National Park, Maui
bamboo maui

2. The sea caves along the Na Pali Coast, Kauai
Specifically: Waiahuakua sea cave, Hoʻolulu sea cave and Open Ceiling cave
cave kauai

3. The Queen's Bath, Kauai
queens bath kauai

4. The sea cliffs of Molokai
molokai cliff

5. Glass Beach, Kauai
glass beach kauai

6. Honokohau Falls, Maui
honokohau falls

7. The Road to Hana, Maui
road to hana

8. Anywhere with Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees
This is tree bark:
rainbow eucalyptus

9. Or Banyan Trees
banyan tree maui

10. Waimea Canyon, Kauai
waimea canyon

11. Haiku Stairs, Oahu
Also known as the illegal "Stairway to Heaven" hike.
haiku stairs hawaii

12. Sweetheart Rock, Lanai
lanai

13. Annual lantern floating memorial ceremony, Ala Moana Beach, Oahu
lantern floating memorial hawaii

14. The Seven Sacred Pools, Maui
oheo gulch maui

15. Kilauea Volcano, Big Island
Where lava meets water:
lava hawaii

16. The Na Pali Coast, Kauai
napali coast

17. The "Heart" near Nakalele Blowhole, Maui
heart near nakahele blowhole

18. The top of Mauna Kea, Big Island
mauna kea

19. Wailua Falls, Maui
wailua falls maui

20. Thurston Lava Tube, Big Island
thurston lava tube

21. Banzai Pipeline, Oahu
banzai pipeline

What'd we miss? Tell us your favorite Hawaii spots in the comments section below.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article mistakenly included a photo of Wailua Falls in Kauai (which, incidentally, is also magical). It has been replaced with a correct photo of Wailua Falls in Maui.

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