Hawaii, the nation's 50th state, welcomed over nine million visitors in 2017. Travelers come from around the globe for the sugary white sand beaches, warm waters, natural beauty and rich cultural heritage found nowhere else in the United States. The Aloha State has a lot to offer, and 10Best is looking for the crème de la crème of beaches, restaurants, hotels, attractions and tour companies.
Help us crown the winners of our 2019 Readers' Choice Awards by voting for your favorites once per day, per category. Voting ends on Monday, July 1 at noon ET.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Beach in Hawaii
The Hawaiian Islands boast more than 100 beaches — Photo courtesy of iStock / wingmar
From the black sand beaches of the Big Island and Maui to the big wave beaches of Oahu, Hawaii offers a diversity of beach experiences found in few other destinations on the planet. And the best news? They're all open to the public by state law! Which beach in the Aloha State is your favorite?
Best Family Attraction in Hawaii
Hawaii welcomes families with a wealth of activities and attractions — Photo courtesy of iStock / FatCamera
Hawaiian culture holds a special place for ohana (family), and kids of all ages will find plenty to do on the islands. From beaches and water sports to volcanoes and sacred cultural sites, Hawaii’s wealth of family-centric activities and attractions make it a favorite for travelers with children in tow.
Best Hotel in Hawaii
These Hawaiian resorts are worth a trip in their own right — Photo courtesy of iStock / iShootPhotosLLC
The Aloha State is home to some of the world’s best hotels and resorts, many of them a destination in their own right. Sprawling swimming pools, beach access, luxe amenities and stellar service are just a few of the perks when you book a room at one of these top accommodations.
Best Poke in Hawaii
Who makes the best poke in the state? — Photo courtesy of iStock / bonchan
The word poke (rhymes with ‘okay’) means “to cut crosswise into pieces.” This favorite seafood dish on the islands is made with chopped seafood, typically Ahi tuna, marinated in sesame oil and soy sauce and mixed with fresh onion. Today, poke shops and grocery stores around the state serve numerous varieties with different seafoods (like octopus, salmon or mussels) and toppings.
Best Restaurant in Hawaii
Hawaiian cuisine shines at these best restaurants — Photo courtesy of iStock / picsbyaimee
Hawaiian cuisine has exploded in popularity on the mainland in recent years – and for good reason. The Hawaiian archipelago has some of the freshest seafood in the world, paired with rich Asian influences and a wealth of local ingredients. When you travel to Hawaii, you’re sure to eat well.
Best Tour Company in Hawaii
These tour companies offer adventures on land, at sea and in the air — Photo courtesy of iStock / Bicho_raro
Sugary white sand beaches, colorful coral reefs and pleasant weather throughout the year make Hawaii synonymous with paradise. Beyond the beach, Hawaii is an adventurer’s playground, with activities for just about every interest, both on and off the water. We’re looking for the state’s best tour companies and we need your help. Vote for your favorite once per day until polls close on Monday, July 1 at noon ET.
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, July 12.