Visiting Hawaii

With its gorgeous beaches, welcoming culture, and fantastic sightseeing attractions, Hawaii is one of the most popular family vacation destinations. Choosing a vacation rental by owner is a great, cost-effective alternative to hotels; not only will you your family save on comfortable accommodations, but you can get the full Hawaiian experience by staying in any one of the available waterfront beach houses, luxury condos, or gorgeous mountain homes.
Regions of Hawaii
Families searching for vacation rentals in Hawaii can find many options on six of Hawaii's eight islands: The Big Island, Maui, Molokai, Oahu, Lanai, and Kauai. Each of these islands are appreciated for their natural beauty and hospitality, and depending on your family's interests and accommodation needs, vacation homes in Hawaii may be found along the beach, in bustling metropolitan areas, or peaceful and secluded rural areas. Oahu is the most metropolitan island in Hawaii and is best known for the attractions of Honolulu and Waikiki beach - great for families that like to stay busy throughout their trip with many different options for entertainment. Those interested in unforgettable outdoor activities and stunning natural scenery might enjoy the islands of Maui or Hawaii (the Big Island), while visitors seeking rustic charm and unspoiled nature might prefer Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai.
Sightseeing in Hawaii & Things to Do
Hawaii has family-friendly activities and sightseeing opportunities on every island. Visitors to Oahu can rent Waikiki, Hawaii vacation rentals and get the classic tourist experience and enjoy excellent shopping or venture out to Kailua or the North Shore for their pristine beaches. Oahu is also home to Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona memorial, and the Polynesian Culture Center. Families who choose Maui vacation homes can enjoy some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii, visit Haleakala Volcano Park, or take the scenic drive to Hana. Those staying on The Big Island can visit Volcano National Park, hike the rainforest, or simply enjoy the sights of Hilo; and, no matter which island your family chooses to call their home away from home, we're here to help you stay in the homey accommodations that are right for your family's needs!
Regional Foods & Dining in Hawaii
Hawaii is known for its delicious Asian fusion cuisine that is unique the islands with very specific local specialties. Try local favorites, like Spam musubi, teriyaki plate lunch, and ahi poke. Hawaii also offers some of the best seafood and dining in the United States. Hawaii cuisine has something for everyone; whether your family is interested in a dining experience that includes a live show or traditional entertainment, or a delicious Hawaiian shaved ice treat on the go, you'll enjoy the charming atmosphere and eclectic cuisine. Don't forget, when you're getting ready to head out for a day of fun, no trip to Hawaii is complete without indulging in fresh local fruits, like pineapples, mangoes, and papayas, all of which are fast and delicious breakfast treats for a busy family!
Hawaii Weather & Climate
Hawaii has pleasant tropical climate for much of the year, but the best weather occurs during late spring and early fall. The winter months can bring rainy days and the summer can be a bit too hot and humid. You can also get great deals on Hawaiian vacation rentals for these periods; the high season actually runs from mid-December to mid-April, when many visit Hawaii to escape colder climates! Daytime temperatures typically range from the 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit, with scattered showers during the rainy months. Hawaii has many microclimates, so actual heat and humidity vary slightly depending on the specific location.
When to Visit Hawaii
Hawaii has a steady stream of international visitors throughout the year, but if you're a family of surfers interested in big wave surfing, visit between November and January and stay in Hawaii vacation homes on the North Shore of Oahu or Maui. You can see the giant waves and watch world class surfers at legendary surfs spots, like Waimea Bay on Oahu and Jaws/Peahi on Maui. Hawaii also hosts the Honolulu Marathon in December and the Ironman World Championships on the Big Island each summer. If you're planning on attending these popular events, it's best to reserve your Hawaii vacation rentals in advance, as these events draw visitors from all over the world.
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