Plan a Hawaii trip!
Keep in mind when you’re planning a trip to Hawaii that you have an archipelago of nineteen islands and atolls to choose from. The Hawaiian Islands below are the best known for vacations.
Hawaii Travel Tips from the Experts!
For the savvy shoppers, try to plan your stay in Waikiki on Wed, Sat or Sun so that you can take advantage of the ALOHA STADIUM SWAP MEET. Open three days a week, they offer endless rows of over 700 local merchants offering the best value on imported merchandise, hand made items, eclectic art pieces, popular local snacks, and other made in Hawaii products. This is sure to be your one stop destination to find that special gift or souvenir for everyone on your list.
-Debbi Haney, Travel Specialist
Many of the hotels in Waikiki are across the street from and easily accessible to the beach. The prices are normally lower than a hotel on the beach. Request a high floor for better views too!
-Barbara Anderson, Travel Specialist
Hawaii is an awesome destination, however I would not recommend traveling in January or February, because this is the rainy season. Also, in Honolulu a must see is the Polynesian Cultural Center and Pearl Harbor.
-Sherrie Stroh, Travel Specialist
I always recommend clients to buy the entertainment book for Hawaii for many dining discounts etc.
-Kathi Madison, Travel Specialist
If you go to Hawaii you should definitely try to go to more than one island. Also make sure you have enough time over there (anywhere from 8 -10 nights). That way you can really do it right. It is a trip of a lifetime... so why rush through it?
-Kathy Grant, Travel Specialist
Plan on visiting Oahu first. Honolulu, which no one should miss, is a very busy, big city and it's nice to get the hustle and bustle done first, so you can relax on the other laidback islands.
-Colleen Alsberg, Fox World Travel Tour Manager
Highlighted Hawaii Cruises and Tours
While You’re Planning a Trip to Hawaii, Make Sure Not to Miss:
- A horseback or carriage ride into the Big Island’s Waipio Valley, an ancient gorge sacred to the Hawaiians, where taro is still cultivated as it was by the original Polynesian settlers who set foot here more than a thousand years ago.
- Ringing the enormous bell at Oahu’s stunning Byodo - In temple, a replica of a 900-year-old building in Uji, Japan, with a gorgeous green mountain backdrop.
- Seeing some of the best hula dancers in the state at the dance’s traditional birthplace on rural Molokai at the three-day Molokai Ka Hula Piko festival in May.