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Hilo

Hilo

Hilo is the warm, welcoming version of Hawaiian towns, which are normally keen on exploiting the tourism trade. Wailoa State Park ...

Honolulu

Honolulu

The most high profile and populated concentration in the state, Honolulu is vastly different from any other town on the island. It...

Lihue

Lihue

Lihue is Kauai's largest city, providing the island with an airport and a center for local business. It is also a great place t...

Maui

Maui

At 727 square-miles Maui, Hawaii is the 2nd-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Maui had a resident population of 139,884 in 2006,...

Facts

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.

Facts:

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)