Haleakala Crater at Haleakala National Park
Haleakala is more than a sight—it's a legendary spot on the Earth. This frosty, multi-hued, cinder-coned summit, where the demigod Maui famously snared the sun, is a site of mythology and magic; visitors can still see a magical show at sunrise and sunset each day. While most travelers visit for sunrise, all times of day are prime for exploring the landscape—whether it's hiking the network of backcountry trails or watching the stars come out. For a unique way to visit the park, book a night in a cabin, and keep your eyes peeled for nene geese, the endangered Hawaiian state bird.