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Walking on a Hawaii Volcano

When it comes to unpredictable, even moody, national park attractions, it's hard to top Hawaii's Kilauea.

 

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GETTING THERE

Direct, round-trip flights from LAX to Kailua-Kona start at around $500. From there, the park is a two-hour drive on Highway 11. There is a $10 per-car per-day entry fee (nps.gov/havo).

 WHEN TO GO

Volcanoes National Park gets 100-plus inches of rain a year. September tends to be driest, and it's less crowded than the summer months.

WHAT TO PACK

Rain gear-lightweight layers that wick away moisture.

BOTTOM LINE

The Volcano Rainforest Retreat has four Japanese-inspired cottages a short drive from the park (volcanoretreat.com, from $125).

 

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