Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 9:00 AM
Longing for an island getaway? You’re not the only one. Over the last 30 days on Google.com, search interest in “Hawaii” has risen a staggering 78 percent.
Starting today, you can take a trip to the Aloha state and explore even more of Hawaii’s hiking trails, parks, historical sites, and beaches using Street View on Google Maps. Last summer we announced our Trekker Loan Program with our first partner, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB). Since then, HVCB has been collecting Street View imagery of many popular and special places across the islands of Hawaii (the Big Island) and Oahu.
Hawaii is famous for its spectacular sandy beaches, like Hapunua Beach, but this tropical island paradise has much more to offer to all the outdoor adventurers out there. Hike through a volcanic crater along the Kilauea Iki Trail, learn about Native Hawaiian culture at the Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs, and take in the diverse flora at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden.
Hapuna Beach, Island of Hawaii
Kilauea Iki Trail, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Pāpa'ikou, Island of Hawaii
Whether you want to travel across the Pacific or around the block, we hope you’ll use Street View to explore all the incredible places in the world. And if we’ve inspired you to plan your next vacation to Hawaii, you can also explore these amazing Street View Treks on GoHawaii.com, the official website for HVCB.
To learn more about this program and apply to be the next Trekker, visit g.co/trekker.