Plan your trip to Hawaii, North America
Regional Population: 1,284,220
Time Zone: Pacific/Honolulu
Hawaii, a chain of islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, practically defines paradise. Sandy beaches, tropical drinks, lazy live music and expansive resorts fuel the tourism that’s vital to the state’s economy.
Hawaii is hot! Formed from volcanic eruptions, the mostly-sunny state averages 80- and 90-degree temperatures year-round. Stay cool in an aloha shirt (men) or muumuu (women), then swim with the dolphins at Sea Life Park. Sign up for classes in hula-ing and lei-making to have something to show your friends. Grab a plate lunch from a lunch wagon, which usually includes meat, rice and macaroni, then head to the Hilo Art Museum.
Your tan lines are showing.
Navigate your way through great beaches on Hawaii’s Big Island for quality sand, snorkeling, swimming, scuba and surfing.
From volcanoes to underwater wonders, coffee to ranches, beach resorts to hula dancing, Hawaii has packed a whole lot into one island.
Choose from a wealth of outdoor family activities on Hawaii’s Big Island, from hiking to horseback riding to helicopter rides.
Hawaii’s Big Island offers cool hikes through molten caves.
Reach for the stars, planets and supernovas at the Big Island’s world-renowned astronomy center.
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Let your taste buds lead the way. Experience Honolulu’s eclectic Chinese-inspired culinary scene and open-air markets that define this culturally diverse neighborhood.
The Maui International Festival of Canoes features master carvers, with classes for all ages.
Witness an otherworldly sunrise atop Haleakala volcano, where you’ll see orange-red craters and purple valleys—but remember to bring your jacket.
All you’ll have to worry about with these resort kids clubs is getting your child to leave.
The Valley Isle of Maui offers adventures for the entire family—from diving and snorkeling to language and hula lessons.
Hawaii’s second-largest island is, as the locals say ‘the best.’ It offers striking beauty, a range of activities for all ages, cultural history and a peaceful vibe.
Show your kids that mom still has some adventure in her at surfing school in Maui.
Leave your worries behind and take the slow road on Maui’s Hana Highway.
Taste the cross-cultural cuisines and cooking styles of Honolulu’s restaurants on a reasonable budget.
From high-end luxury to family-friendly getaways, Oahu’s hotels offer something for everyone.
From musical performances to historic memorials, there are plenty of things to do on Oahu without spending a dime.
Learn about Hawaii and explore Oahu’s natural wonders on these affordable kid-friendly excursions.
A trip to Oahu isn't the same without a taste of kalua pig and some Hawaiian cultural entertainment.
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When out from behind the stove, these Kahunas of the kitchen can be found at their favorite Oahu restaurants, that range from ethnic gourmet to drive-in joints serving Hawaiian comfort food.
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