Kaalani Road, Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii
Some of the world’s best culinary sea salt comes from the salt ponds of Hanapepe. Run by a handful of families who’ve passed this Hawaiian tradition on for generations, these salt flats carry on the age-old practice of harvesting salt from the ocean, used mainly for preserving and seasoning food. While there, make sure to purchase some of this high-quality staple seasoning as a unique and flavorful souvenir. Also, the calm, clear waters of the adjacent Salt Pond Beach are terrific for snorkeling, swimming, and windsurfing, while the park with its white sands and grassy areas is a favorite destination among camping enthusiasts.