Best time to visit Honolulu, HI

Honolulu, HI

17 THINGS TO DO IN HONOLULU, HI (MAY 14 - MAY 23)

Lahaina Noon

Lahaina Noon

late May | mid-July • nature

An interesting solar position can be observed in various locations

Beach Season

Beach Season

March–May (all year round) • activity

A time to enjoy the most exotic beaches of Hawaii!

Laniakea or Turtle Beach

Laniakea or Turtle Beach

March–November • nature

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

Spring and Autumn Surf Season

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

Diving with Sharks

Diving with Sharks

April–September • activity

An extreme Hawaii experience and a great photo opportunity

Luau Party

Luau Party

all year round • activity

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

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving

May–September • activity

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

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

April–October • activity

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

Plumeria Blossom

Plumeria Blossom

April–August • nature

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

Lychee

Lychee

May–June • food

Try this sweet and juicy fruit with a short harvesting season

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

March–November • nature

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

Pineapple

Pineapple

March–July • food

A delicious fruit that grows in many backyards in Hawaii

Sailing and Cruising

Sailing and Cruising

April–October • activity

Be prepared for some wave turbulence when cruising the Pacific

Kukaniloko Birthing Stones

Kukaniloko Birthing Stones

April–October • nature

A Hawaiian Stonehenge on Oahu island

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

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

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

Kitesurfing and Windsurfing

May–September • activity

A real Mecca for kitesurfers and windsurfers where surfing is a way of life

Surinam Cherry

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

29 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Billabong Pipe Masters

Billabong Pipe Masters

December 08–20, 2020 • event

One of the most stunning and dangerous surfing competitions

Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii

Shinnyo Lantern Floating Hawaii

May 25, 2020 (online event) • event

A touching Buddhist custom attracts thousands of participants in Honolulu

Aloha Festivals

Aloha Festivals

August 29, 2020 | September 19, 2020 | September 26, 2020 • event

A dynamic celebration of Hawaiian culture and Aloha spirit

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

February 12, 2021 • event

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

Moloka'i Hoe

Moloka'i Hoe

October 11, 2020 • event

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

Kamehame​ha Day

Kamehame​ha Day

June 11 • event

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

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

May 23–25, 2020 • event

Flower shower, floating lanterns, and other events to commemorate fallen heroes

Winter Surf Season

Winter Surf Season

November–March • activity

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

Whale Watching

Whale Watching

January–March • nature

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

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

November 13–December 20, 2020 • event

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

Moanalua Valley Trail to Haiku Stairs

Moanalua Valley Trail to Haiku Stairs

June–October • activity

This staircase has nothing in common with a Japanese poetry genre

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

mid-January–early March • nature

Japanese brought the cherry trees to Hawaii along with hanami tradition

Great Pumpkin Festival

Great Pumpkin Festival

October 24, 2020 • event

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

Pearl Harbor Day

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

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

December–February • nature

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

Apple Bananas

Apple Bananas

June–October • food

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

Okinawan Festival

Okinawan Festival

September 05–06, 2020 • event

The largest ethnical event on the archipelago

4th of July

4th of July

July 04 • event

Fireworks and celebrations all over Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

Ohi'a'ai or Mo​untain Apples

June–October • food

Try these exotic Hawaiian fruits which are absolutely delicious

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

October 02–25, 2020 • event

Wash the scrumptious Hawaiian dishes down with some fine vibrant wine

May Day (Lei Day)

May Day (Lei Day)

May 01 • event

Lei is not just an accessory. This element of Hawaiian culture even has its own holiday

Ginger Bread Village

Ginger Bread Village

December • event

A lovely Christmas tradition in a tropical paradise

Mango

Mango

June–October • food

There are over 60 varieties of mango in Hawaii

50th State Fair

50th State Fair

May 22–June 21, 2020 • event

An unusual state fair with plenty of local character

Soursop

Soursop

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

This strange looking fruit is great for smoothies

Honolulu Marathon

Honolulu Marathon

December 13, 2020 • event

26.2 Miles in Paradise—this marathon has to be remembered

Halloween

Halloween

mid–October to October 31 • event

Don't miss out on fall fun activities when you are in Hawaii

Avocado

Avocado

September–April • food

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

Rambutan

Rambutan

October–March • food

A colourful and hairy fruit very popular in Hawaii