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Hawaii is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States of America, and it is the only U.S. state located in Oceania it is the only U.S. state located outside North America and the only one composed entirely of islands. It is the northernmost island group in Polynesia, occupying most of an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu.

The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian archipelago, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles. At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight main islands are: Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and the Island of Hawaiʻi which is the largest island in the group; it is often called the "Big Island" or "Hawaiʻi Island.

Because of its central location in the Pacific and 19th-century labor migration, Hawaii's culture is strongly influenced by North American and Asian cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture. Hawaii hosts numerous cultural events. The annual Merrie Monarch Festival is an international Hula competition. The Hawaii International Film Festival is the premier film festival for Pacific rim cinema. Honolulu hosts the state's long-running LGBT film festival, the Rainbow Film Festival.

Tourism in Hawaii

Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists. Due to the mild year-round weather, tourist travel is popular throughout the year. The major holidays are the most popular times for outsiders to visit, especially in the winter months.

The islands which have significant tourism are: Hawaiʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, Kauaʻi, and Lānaʻi:

 

Honolulu

Island of Oahu Tourist Attractions

 

Oahu known as "The Gathering Place", is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands. It is home to about two-thirds of the population of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The state capital, Honolulu, is on Oahu's southeast coast. Including small close-in offshore islands such as Ford Island and the islands in Kāneohe Bay and off the eastern (windward) coast.

Honolulu

Honolulu is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. It is an unincorporated part of and the county seat of the City and County of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The city is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major portal into the United States. The city is also a major hub for international business, military defense, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions.

Downtown Honolulu is the financial, commercial, and governmental center of Hawaii. On the waterfront is Aloha Tower, which for many years was the tallest building in Hawaii. Currently the tallest building is the 438-foot (134 m) tall First Hawaiian Center, located on King and Bishop Streets. The downtown campus of Hawaii Pacific University is also located there.

There are many places to see in Honolulu that boasts an extensive tourist sites, especially in the popular area of Waikiki.

Downtown Honolulu is the financial, commercial, and governmental center of Hawaii. On the waterfront is Aloha Tower, which for many years was the tallest building in Hawaii. Currently the tallest building is the 438-foot (134 m) tall First Hawaiian Center, located on King and Bishop Streets. The downtown campus of Hawaii Pacific University is also located there.

You can spend your dream vacation and enjoy the great Hawaiian atmosphere that gives off Oahu  Island. Even If you are diving in the exclusive beaches of Kapolei in the lagoon of Ko Olina or in Kahuku where you will find a large assortment of hotels with private beaches, where you can rest and relax. If you prefer to isolate yourself from the hustle and bustle and be on one of the best beaches in Hawaii you will need to stay in the beautiful bungalows at Waimanalo Beach.

Top Beaches in Oahu

Ala Moana Beach, Hanauma Bay, Kāneohe Bay, KoOlina Beach Park, Kailua, Lanikai Beach, Sandy Beach,, Sunset Beach, Waikīkī Beach, Waimanalo Beach and Waimea Bay.

Top Attractions in Oahu

Ala Moana, Aloha Tower, Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Banzai Pipeline, Bishop Museum, Diamond Head, Dole Plantation, Foster Botanical Garden, Kaena Point, Honolulu, Honolulu Museum of Art, Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden, ʻIolani Palace, Kualoa Ranch, Lāʻie Hawaii Temple, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, Mauna Ala, Makapuu Lighthouse, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific or "Punchbowl", North Shore, Pali Lookout, Pearl Harbor, Polynesian Cultural Center, Triple Crown of Surfing, USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri, Valley of the Temples Memorial Park, Waikīkī, Waikiki Aquarium, Waimea Valley Audubon Center, Helicopter view of Oʻahu, Waimea Valley.

 

Island of Maui

Island of Maui Tourist Attractions

 

The Island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Wailuku is the seat of Maui County and Kahului is the largest census-designated place (CDP) on the island and is the commercial and financial hub of the island. Other significant places include Kīhei (including Wailea and Makena in the Kihei Town CDP, the island's second-most-populated CDP), Lahaina (including Kāʻanapali and Kapalua in the Lahaina Town CDP), Makawao, Pukalani, Pāʻia, Kula, Haʻikū, and Hāna.

The big tourist spots in Maui are in West Maui that includes: Kāʻanapali, Lahaina, Nāpili-Honokōwai, Kahana, Napili, Kapalua. And South Maui: that includes Kīhei and Wailea-Mākena. The main port of call for cruise ships is located in Kahului. There are also smaller ports located at Lahaina Harbor (located in Lahaina) and Maʻalaea Harbor (located between Lahaina and Kihei).  

Main tourist areas in Maui include the Hāna Highway that runs along the east coast of Maui, curving around mountains and passing by black sand beaches and waterfalls. Haleakalā National Park, which is home to Haleakalā, a dormant volcano. Lahaina is one of the main attractions on the island with an entire street of shops and restaurants which leads to a wharf where many set out for a sunset cruise or whale watching journey. Snorkeling can be done at almost any beach along the Maui coast. Surfing and windsurfing are also popular on Maui. Most visitors are from the U.S. mainland and Canada.

 

Big Island  Hawaii

Big Island Hawaii Tourist Attractions

 

The Island of Hawaii often called the "Big Island" or "Hawaiʻi Island" to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago, is the largest island located in the U.S. state of Hawaii and it is the largest and the southeastern-most of the Hawaiian Islands.  

It is built from five separate shield volcanoes that erupted somewhat sequentially, one overlapping the other. These are: Kohala (extinct), Mauna Kea (dormant), Hualālai (active), Mauna Loa (active) partly within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and Kīlauea (active) which has been erupting continuously since 1983; part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Because Mauna Loa and Kīlauea are active volcanoes, the island of Hawaii is still growing.

National Protected Areas in the island of Hawaii

Lehua blossoms, Hawaiʻi. Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Honokōhau Settlement and Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park. Kohala Historical Sites State Monument (Mookini Heiau). Kona Forest National Wildlife Refuge. Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park and Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site. Major commercial ports are Hilo on the east side and Kawaihae on the west side of the island. Cruise ships often stop at Kailua-Kona and Hilo.

Top Tourist Attractions in the island of Hawaii

  • Akaka Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls on the island.
  • Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden houses many endangered endemic plants.
  • East Hawaiʻi Cultural Center
  • Hawaiʻi Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, comprising the active volcanoes Kīlauea and Mauna Loa
  • Huliheʻe Palace, a royal palace in Kailua-Kona
  • ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi in Hilo
  • Ka Lae, the southernmost point in the United States
  • Laupāhoehoe Train Museum
  • Lyman House Memorial Museum in Hilo
  • Manuka State Wayside Park
  • Mauna Kea Observatories
  • Nani Mau Gardens
  • Onizuka Center for International Astronomy
  • Pacific Tsunami Museum overlooking Hilo Bay
  • Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo in Hilo
  • Pua Mau Place Arboretum and Botanical Garden
  • Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park
  • Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, the site of one of the most significant heiau in Hawaii
  • Rainbow Falls State Park
  • Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens
  • Umauma Falls
  • University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Botanical Gardens
  • Waipiʻo Valley
  • Wao Kele o Puna
  • World Botanical Gardens

 

 

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If you are planning to travel to Hawaii, whether for business or tourism, in addition to the passport and visa, we recommend you to check the following information: International Airports, Airport security rules, Type of luggage allowed and weight limits, Most visited cities, Driving in Hawaii, Electricity, Time Stripes, Business Hours, National Holidays, Weights and Measures, Commercial Practices and Etiquette Rules.

 

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Hawaii Airports

 

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL, FAA LID: HNL), also known as Honolulu International Airport, is the principal aviation gateway of the City and County of Honolulu on Oahu in the State of Hawaii. It is identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States

Daniel K. Inouye International Airport serves as the principal hub of Hawaiian Airlines, the largest Hawaii-based airline. Hawaiian Airlines offers flights between the various airports of the Hawaiian Islands and also serves the continental United States, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, Tahiti, Japan, China, and South Korea.

It is host to major United States and international airlines, with direct flights to North American, Asian, and Pacific Rim destinations. In addition to services to most major western cities and many smaller gateways, especially in California, the airport has succeeded in attracting long-haul services to the East Coast including the recently added destinations of Toronto-Pearson and Washington-Dulles, which have joined established services to Atlanta, New York-JFK and Newark.

Hawaiian Airlines, Mokulele Airlines and go! use jets to provide services between the large airports in Honolulu, Līhuʻe, Kahului, Kona and Hilo.

Island Air and Pacific Wings serve smaller airports. These airlines also provide air freight services between the islands. On May 30, 2017, the airport was officially renamed as the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), after U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye.

Hawaiʻi Island or Big Island Airports Two commercial airports serve Hawaiʻi Island: Hilo International Airport (ITO) and Kona International Airport (KOA)

There is also: Waimea-Kohala Airport (MUE) and Upolu Airport (UPP)

 

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