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28 THINGS TO DO IN HAWAII

Lantern Floating Hawaii

May 29 • event

A touching Buddhist custom attracts thousands of participants in Honolulu

Hiking Mauna Kea

April–November • activity

Do you want to climb the world's highest mountain?

Ziplining

All year • activity

America's first zipline appeared in Hawaii and the activity still remains one of the major attractions on the islands

Laniakea or Turtle Beach

March–November • nature

A day on the beach with turtles—this is a perfect retreat Hawaiian style

Haleakala Sunrise and Sunset

March–May • nature

A magnificent sunrise and sunset at Haleakala summit among volcanic scenery will leave you breathless

Kayaking and Canoeing

April–October • activity

Explore the amazing islands and bays from the water

Turtle Town in Maui

May–September • activity

A beautiful snorkel location with friendly Hawaiian sea turtles and a variety of colorful tropical fish

Lahaina Noon

late May | mid-July • nature

An interesting solar position can be observed in various locations

Spring and Autumn Surf Season

March–May | September–November • activity

Spring season in Hawaii is a good time to enjoy waves and master your surfing skills

Beach Season

March–May (all year round) • activity

A time to enjoy the most exotic beaches of Hawaii!

Diving with Sharks

April–September • activity

An extreme Hawaii experience and a great photo opportunity

Torch Lighting and Cliff Diving

All year • activity

A romantic and touching experience on Maui Island, unique to Hawaii

Scuba Diving

May–September • activity

Explore picturesque lagoons, tunnels, reefs, and underwater canyons as well as the stunning marine life of the Hawaiian Islands​

Weeping Wall or Blue Hole

All year • nature

The waterfalls are so much like tears pouring down green cheeks of Mount Waialeale, one of the wettest spots on Earth

Luau Party

All year • activity

A trip to Hawaii isn't complete without a traditional Hawaiian party

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

June–October • food

Try these exotic Hawaiian fruits which are absolutely delicious

Apple Bananas

June–October • food

Forget your supermarket bananas. Taste Hawaiian apple bananas for the first time

Plumeria Blossom

April–August • nature

Plumeria flowers have become a symbol of Hawaii. Don't miss their beautiful bloom season

Snorkeling

April–October • activity

Hawaii is one of the best destinations on Earth for snorkeling. The underwater life here is simply fantastic​

Kukaniloko Birthing Stones

April–October • nature

A Hawaiian Stonehenge on Oahu island

Pineapple

March–July • food

A delicious fruit that grows in many backyards in Hawaii

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

March–November • nature

If you've ever longed for a tropical paradise, Hanauma Bay is the place of your dreams

Sailing and Cruising

April–October • activity

Be prepared for some wave turbulence when cruising the Pacific

Mango

June–October • food

There are over 60 varieties of mango in Hawaii

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

May–September • activity

Hawaii is one of the few places in the world where you can still catch a 50 kg yellowfin tuna

Lychee

May–June • food

Try this sweet and juicy fruit with a short harvesting season

Soursop

January–April | June–August | October–November • food

This strange looking fruit is great for smoothies

Surinam Cherry

September–November | March–June • food

It doesn't look like a cherry at all, but the sour taste is somewhat close to one

23 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

All year (best in November–March) • activity

A unique opportunity to see a volcano at work!

Ironman World Championship

October 13, 2018 • event

Try yourself in one of the world's toughest races and prove that you really are made of ​steel. Notice, it's by qualification only!

Aloha Festivals

September 01, 2018 | September 15, 2018 | September 22, 2018 | September 29, 2018 • event

A dynamic celebration of Hawaiian culture and Aloha spirit

Merrie Monarch Festival

April 21–27, 2019 • event

One of the most colorful cultural events in Hawaii held to honour King David Kalakaua

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

November 12–December 20, 2017 • event

Hawaii's top surfing competition for the best surfers in the world. A spectacular show for visitors!

Moloka'i Hoe

October 07, 2018 • event

A popular and authentic Polynesian sport of canoe racing with hundreds of ​teams participating

Kamehame​ha Day

June 11 • event

Time to commemorate the birth of the legendary king who united the Hawaiian islands

Winter Surf Season

November–March • activity

Hawaii is a surfer's paradise, especially in winter when it becomes a dynamic global surfing hot spot

Kona Coffee Blossom or 'Kona Snow'

February–March • nature

Witness the unique "Kona snow" of Hawaii during the blooming period of coffee trees

Skiing and Snowboarding Mauna Kea

February–March • activity

It's not a joke. You really can ski and snowboard in Hawaii

Whale Watching

January–March • nature

A spectacular and moving show of whales with their babies cresting and breaching around your boat​​

Birdwatching

December-February • nature

Hawaii is home to a number of rare birds and a great number of seabirds

Kona Coffee Harvest

August–February • activity

Try one of the world's most famous coffees and participate in its harvesting by hand

Kona Surf Film Festival

January 27, 2018 • event

If you think that movies and surfing belong to different worlds, think twice and head to the Kona Surf Film Festival

Pearl Harbor Day

December 07 • event

The historical site of Pearl Harbor on Oahu Island​, where the US was attacked by Japanese forces in 1941, has a lot to offer visitors

Maui Film Festival

June 13–17, 2018 • event

Watching a movie right on the beach under a starry tropical sky. Sounds like a great festival experience, rig​ht?

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

October 21–22, 2017 • event

Don't miss this event if you want to feel the real American Halloween atmosphere

Chinese New Year

February 05, 2019 • event

A street party in Honolulu with lots of great food, fun activities, and amazing fireworks

Jacaranda Tree Blooming

late April–mid-May • nature

A beautiful spectacle of Jacaranda trees blooming along the Haleakala slopes on Maui.

Ginger Bread Village

December • event

A lovely Christmas tradition in a tropical paradise

Ka Moloka'i Makahiki Festival

January 2019 (TBA) • event

A great occasion to learn more about Hawaiian traditions and culture

Rambutan

October–March • food

A colourful and hairy fruit very popular in Hawaii

Avocado

September–April • food

Even though avocado is not native to Hawaii, it's widely used in modern Hawaiian cuisine