Hawaii is a popular draw for vacationers who want to relax and be surrounded by awe-inspiring beauty. Due to the islands’ temperate climate, tourists can comfortably visit in every season, though there are pros and cons to each.
Spring offers nearly perfect weather, with lower rainfalls, and after mid-April prices drop as the peak of the tourist season comes to an end. The ocean temperature hovers in the upper 70s and the islands are ripe with fresh flowers and lush vegetation. Summer is the slowest time of the year for tourism in Hawaii. As a result, visitors will enjoy the lowest rates on cars and accommodations. However, airline prices do tend to increase in late June and throughout July.
Fall brings more rainfall and a higher risk of tropical storms, with winds as high as 60 miles per hour. Finally, winter is considered the prime season, meaning prices will be higher than average. Temperatures are ideal, with highs typically around 78 degrees. Winter is also the best time to go whale watching.