BATTLESHIP MISSOURI MEMORIAL The USS Missouri, America’s last battleship, served her country through three wars, and is best known as the site of the signing of the Formal Instrument of Surrender, marking the end of World War II. Visitors are welcome daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For updated hours go to ussmissouri.org. 63 Cowpens St., 808.455.1600. DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT One of the most visited destinations on Oahu, offering a two hour, 1.6 mile hike from the inside of the crater to the summit. At the summit, hikers are awarded with the most breathtaking views daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is limited parking during peak periods. To avoid crowds, opt to arrive between 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $5 per car, $1 per pedestrian. hawaiistateparks.org. 4200 Diamond Head Rd., For more information call the Dept. of Land & Natural Resources, 808.587.0300. DOLE PLANTATION Many Hawaii residents can trace their ancestral roots to the plantation days of Hawaii, when workers from other countries arrived to work in the plantations in the early 1900s. Cultural influences from those days linger, and at Dole Plantation, visitors can learn about them. You can ride on the Pineapple Express, tour the Plantation Garden and walk in the World’s Largest Maze, shaped like a pineapple. The snack shop and general store sells pineapple everything, including Dole Whip Pineapple Ice Cream. dole-plantation.com. 64-1550 Kamehameha Hwy., 808.621.8408. HANAUMA BAY NATURE PRESERVE Snorkelers of all levels of experience can explore this marine life conservation area. Stunning from the lookout and staggering from in the water, the turtles, sea urchins, eels and a living coral forest are pure underwater eye candy. Visitors can rent equipment and lockers at the beach and are required to watch an educational video before entering the park. It can get crowded during peak hours. Daily except Tuesdays. Parking: $1 per car. General $7.50, children 12 and under and Hawaii residents free with proof of residency. honolulu.gov/parks. 7455 Kalanianaole Highway, 808.396.4229. HONOLULU ZOO A new lion was the summer headliner at the largest zoo within a radius of 2,500 miles. Honolulu Zoo is home to 905 mammals, birds and reptiles, in habitats that include the African savanna, tropical forest, islands of the Pacific and the children’s zoo. Some of the endangered animals include the nene (Hawaiian goose), koloa maoli (Hawaiian duck) and the Sumatran tiger. General Admission: adults 13 and older—$14, children 3-12 years—$6. honoluluzoo.org. 151 Kapahulu Ave., 808.971.7171.