No time is the wrong time to visit Hawaii, but the winter offers several excellent reasons. The islands’ intoxicating charm this time of the year is irresistible, even for people who have never been there before.
A trip there between December and March can be a beach vacation, surfing journey, hiking adventure and action sports quest all at the same time.
People usually associate Hawaii with a great place to see volcanoes, a beautiful tropical holiday destination to escape the cold winter on the mainland, Pearl Harbor, and the home state of President Barack Obama. The Aloha State has a much more complicated and diverse culture and lifestyle.
Choosing where to go when you only have a week off from work can be a daunting experience. There is so much to see, adventures to experience and hidden gems to explore. The beautiful islands are home to many astonishing spots – some of them are even secluded shores you don’t know about.
Millions of people visit the state every year – more than 8.3 million in 2014, a record number, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, beating the previous record set in 2013 by 1.3 percent. A lot of the tourists go in the winter, and for good reason.
The high numbers are astonishing, considering the state is the most isolated population center on Earth – 2,390 miles from California; 3,850 miles from Japan; 4,900 miles from China; and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.