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Honolulu Kauai Maui




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Population: 371,657

Elevation: 18 feet above sea level

Land Area: 85.7 square miles

Location: Honolulu is located on the Island of Oahu, part of the Hawaiian Island Chain,  in the Pacific Ocean and is the capital of the state of Hawaii.

Time Zone: Located in the Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time Zone (when it is noon in Honolulu, it is 5pm in New York and 2pm in Los Angeles. Hawaii does not observe Daylight Savings Time.

 

Weather:

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average temp. (°F)

70.7

70.8

71.6

72.3

73.6

75.1

76.1

77.2

77.3

76.3

74.3

72.1

High temperature (°F)

78.1

78.6

78.6

78.9

80.3

81.2

82.0

83.5

83.9

82.9

80.4

79.0

Low temperature (°F)

63.2

63.0

64.5

65.6

67.0

68.9

70.1

70.7

70.6

69.8

68.1

65.1

Precipitation (in)

6.1

5.0

7.0

6.8

4.6

4.8

5.1

3.9

4.0

5.3

7.0

6.6

Climate:

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Days with precipitation

9

9

9

9

7

6

7

6

7

8

9

10

Wind speed (mph)

9.4

10.1

11.3

11.6

11.6

12.6

13.1

12.8

11.2

10.5

10.7

10.4

Morning humidity (%)

81

78

74

70

68

67

68

68

69

71

75

79

Afternoon humidity (%)

61

59

57

56

54

52

52

52

53

56

59

61

Sunshine (%)

65

68

72

70

72

74

76

77

77

70

65

63

Days clear of clouds

9

8

8

6

7

6

7

8

8

7

7

8

Partly cloudy days

13

12

14

14

16

17

18

17

16

15

14

14

Cloudy days

9

8

9

10

9

6

5

6

6

8

9

9

Snowfall (in)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

Local Seasons:

Winter tends to be the busiest time of the year when visitors come to Honolulu to escape the colder regions of the country. With temperatures averaging around 70 F and with highs near 80, it is a great time to work on that perfect tan, rather than to shovel snow. Spring and fall tend to be the least busy but still offer a wide range of activities for everyone. The weather stays about the same throughout the year, so any time is a perfect time to enjoy a special visit to Paradise and be welcomed with a warm “Aloha”.

 

Getting There:

By Air

Honolulu International Airport

300 Rodgers Blvd #12

Honolulu HI 96819-1897

808-836-6533

Located on the south shore of Oahu, just west of downtown Honolulu, near Pearl Harbor, the airport is served by many of the world wide airlines as well as certain local island carriers. Many domestic and international charter airlines and tour operators also serve the airport.

By Ship:  Cruise ships dock in the Port of Honolulu near the Aloha Tower from which the city and the public transportation system are readily available. 

Ground Transportation

All of the major car rental companies are represented at or near the airport and throughout the city. Taxi and limousine service are also available.  Parking in downtown Waikiki, although abundant, is expensive.

 

Getting Around

Whether it's by car, bus, taxi, moped, motorcycle or bicycle, getting around Oahu is fun and easy.

Experience the wonders of Oahu in less than three hours by car or take a fascinating journey on the island's public transportation system, The Bus (808-848-5555). It's inexpensive, convenient and one of the best ways to see the island and its people.

Taxis are plentiful and transport visitors from one point to another in no time. Also available are two wheeled vehicles, and there are a number of companies that rent mopeds, motorcycles and bicycles.

There are three major freeways on the island and hundreds of connecting highways and thoroughfares. To help get better acquainted with Oahu's roads, east is commonly called the Diamond Head direction; west is called the Ewa direction; Mauka is toward the mountain; and Makai is toward the ocean.

Visitors can also enjoy the stunning beauty of the island through the air as well by seaplane, helicopter or glider.

Currency:  US Dollar.

 

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day, January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January

President’ Day, the third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, December 31