When to visit:
Hawaii itself has only a hint of distinct seasons; winters are warm and rainy, and summers are warmer and rainy. It’s people fleeing cold and snow from other parts of the world that make winter Hawaii’s peak tourist season. Crowds pack the islands from mid-December to mid-January, with Christmas through New Year’s taking the prize as the busiest time on the islands. Crowds are thick and prices sky high during this time, and reservations must be made well in advance.
The secondary peak season is in the summer from mid-June through August. The schools are out and the families hit the beaches in force.
Smart travelers can find great prices for spring and autumn vacations in Hawaii. In these off-seasons the crowds are thinner, but the weather’s just as good.
State Abbreviation: HI
State Capital: Honolulu
Largest City: Honolulu
Area: 10,932 square miles (biggest state in the USA)
Hawaii Population: 1,262,840 (as of 2004)
Major Industries: tourism, agriculture
Hawaii Rivers: Wailuku River, Anahulu River
Hawaii Lakes: Salt Lake
Highest Point: Mauna Kea - 13796 feet above sea level
State Nickname: Aloha State
State Motto: "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono" - The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
State Song: Hawaii Ponoi (meaning Hawaii's Own)