Check out these iconic images of Hawaii: Luaus, leis, hula dancing and more.
Hawaii's iconic Hula Girl.
In Hawaii, visitors are welcomed with a warm 'aloha' and adorned with beautiful fresh leis.
Surfing is a central part of the Polynesian culture.
Hawaii's signature dance, the hula, is often performed at luaus, which are traditional Hawaiian feasts.
The lei, a necklace of beautiful fresh flowers, has become the symbol of Hawaii to visitors from around the world.
Every visitor to America's 50th state should attend an authentic Hawaiian luau.
Young and tender leaves of the taro plant are combined with chicken, baked in coconut milk and called luau.
The traditional luau feast was eaten on the floor and often featured poi, a staple of the Hawaiian diet.
In ancient times, the hula was a religious tribute to the gods.
Roasted pig is always the main course at a Hawaiian luau.
Luaus are always held at sunset and usually on the beach.