From Elvis to dinosaurs, Hawaii has been a favorite movie filming location for decades, with its lush mountains and white-sand beaches playing host to action, romance, and comedy. Here are a few ways to discover the islands’ Hollywood appeal.
If you only visit one film location in the Hawaiian Islands, make it Kualoa Ranch on Oahu, where blockbusters such as Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, and Godzilla have been shot. On Kauai, follow in the footsteps of the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides at Allerton Garden, or check out the town of Lahaina on Maui, where Spencer Tracy and Frank Sinatra shot the 1961 film The Devil at 4 O’Clock.
- Learn about Kauai’s filming history, dating back to South Pacific and Blue Hawaii, on a movie tour of the Garden Island.
- Relive scenes featuring small-screen characters from the TV show Lost or Hawaii Five-0 on a tour from Honolulu.
- Go mountain biking in Kaaawa Valley for an adventurous way to see locations from 50 First Dates and Jurassic Park.
- Take a movie-specific tour of Kualoa Ranch, or enjoy the nature reserve in other ways with an ATV ride or horseback riding session.