Why should you plan to travel to Hawaii for your honeymoon, romantic getaway or family vacation? Thanks for asking! That's why we're here - to try to help you answer that question, and others, about our 50th State - Hawaii, the Aloha State.
Hawaii is part of the United States, so, if you're a U.S. citizen, you don't need a passport or a visa to visit, but it's unlike any other State you've ever seen. In many ways it's almost like visiting a foreign country. Hawaii has a multi-racial, multi-ethnic culture. Its society is a melting pot of the various races that have made their way to the islands: the Polynesians, the Caucasians, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Filipinos and many more. Nowhere else in the country can you experience this wonderful mix of people, all living together in relative harmony.
The native Hawaiian people, descendants of the ancient Polynesian voyagers, have a proud culture of their own which has seen a rebirth in recent years, marked most excitingly by the re-emergence of the Hawaiian language in the schools and in everyday life. Hawaiian music has never been stronger nor more popular world-wide. The aloha spirit is much more than just an expression. It is, for many, a way of life. Here is all the information you need to plan an unforgettable trip to Hawaii.
This is where you find all the necessary information on such subjects as passports, visas, customs, health and safety, insurance, what to pack, money matters and weather.
One of the hardest parts of planning a trip to Hawaii is deciding which of the six major islands you should visit. We recommend that you plan on visiting at least two islands so that you can get a feel for what Hawaii is all about. In order to help you choose which islands are best suited for you, we have developed a 23-question scorecard. After you have completed each of the questions and determined your final score you will have a better idea of which islands best suit your tastes and vacation preferences.
In this feature we look at the airlines that fly to Hawaii and give you tips on how to get around once you've arrived. We also look at deals, packages and special offers at Hawaii Hotels & Resorts. You'll find maps of each island and finally information on both intra-island and inter-island tours where they'll do the driving for you.
Why not coordinate your plans with one of the many special events, festivals or uniquely Hawaiian holidays that take place throughout the year? We have information on all of the major festivals and events in the islands.
One key to a successful trip to Hawaii is choosing the right type of lodging that is best for you and your family. Whether you decide on a bed and breakfast, rental condominium, private rental property or a world class hotel or resort, Hawaii has something that will fit your needs and your pocketbook.
The types of attractions and activities that you can experience in Hawaii vary from island to island. You'll soon learn that, while all of the Hawaiian islands were born from Pele, the goddess of Hawaii's volcanoes, each island is quite different from the others, and each has its own unique charm. We help you find the best places to go, the best things to see as well as the best air activities, cycling, golfing, hiking, land activities, and water activities.
Here you can enjoy our thousands of photos of Hawaii or view one of the videos that allow you to see what's going on live in Hawaii. We also give you our tips for taking great photos while you're in the islands.