Honolulu Travel At a Glance
Best Time to Visit Honolulu Hawaii
The weather is almost always perfect in Honlulu. Hurricanes do not hit often. Hurricane season runs from June to November so check the news before traveling to see if an infrequent storm is forthcoming. November to March gets the most rain. April, May, September and October have gorgeous weather and a fewer tourists than the summer months. Click Here to find hotels in Honolulu. If you need additional visitor information for Honolulu, Click Here.
Average Honolulu Weather
The average high temperature year-round is always in the 80s. Average lows stay in the 60s and 70s. December is the month with the most rainfall, averaging close to four inches for the month. During June, July, August and September less than one inch of rain falls.
After arrival youll have several options on offer to get around town. The BUS (call 808 296-1818 for recorded information) will take you around the whole island for $1. A visitor's pass, available at ABC stores, costs $10 for four days of unlimited travel. All the major car rental companies have airport locations. The Waikiki Trolley runs around Waikiki and downtown Honolulu, stopping every 40 minutes at 12 key places: Hilton Hawaiian Village; Iolani Palace; Wo Fat's in Chinatown; the State Capitol; King Kamehameha's Statue; the Mission House Museum; Aloha Tower; Honolulu Academy of Arts; Hawaii Maritime Museum; Ward Center; Fisherman's Wharf; and Restaurant Row. A one-day pass lets you hop off and on as much as you like. Its priced at $17 for adults, $5 for children under 12. The best bargain is the five-day pass costing $30 for adults and $10 for under 12s.
There is a lot to see and do on the city streets without spending a dime. Museums are reasonable; most costing in the $5 to $8 range for adult admission. Budget about $15 a day for sightseeing and sodas when you take a break. Many moderately priced and inexpensive restaurants call Honolulu home so you can easily eat well for fewer than $15 at dinnertime. Lodging comes in all price ranges -- from functional hostels with dorm style accommodations to luxury hotels --- the best way to avoid disappointment and stay within your budget is to book well in advance. Expect to pay around $130 for a business class hotel in a good location.
Hawaii Tourism - Honolulu Attractions, Activities and Day Trips
The rest of the island of Oahu is accessible via The BUS. On the North Shore youll find a designated historic site, Haleiwa, an old sugar plantation town. On the southeast shore youll see Diamond Head Lookout, where the view is spectacular and Ka Iwi, a popular body-boarding beach. Waikiki is a popular destination for visitors to the island. If you are traveling with kids you may want to check out Sea Life Park; its an amusement park, not an aquarium. Even without kids you may enjoy the Dole Pineapple Plantation, on Kamehameha Hwy. Call 808/621-8408 for information.
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