There's nothing like strolling around the Mall when you're in a pensive mood. With the White House to the north, the Capitol to the east, and the Supreme Court just beyond that, you are truly in the center of the western world. It's a very powerful feeling.
We went to the Empire State Building late at night (maybe 11 or 11:30). We walked down after we saw Jersey Boys. It was perfect because there were no lines....but you could see all the ropes for the queues, and they went on forever!!
Ladies! I hope you're having a blast! Be sure to hit up North Shore and visit the little town, but also check out Sunset Beach, Ehukai Beach, and Waimea Beach. The waves should be big this time of year.
On the northeastern side of Hawaii Island, just north of Hilo, lies the Hamakua Coast. With 84 inches of rainfall a year, this area is known for the Hamakua Heritage Corridor drive, a road trip along the coastline that passes by lush tropical rainforests, waterfalls and lovely seaside views.