Found far out in the Pacific Ocean, pretty Hawaii’s archipelago spreads itself across 1,500 mi (2,400 km). The United States’ most recent addition is an idyllic getaway, a paradise to escape the cold winters found throughout the country.
Hawaii became a state in 1959 after a long and arduous history. People have lived on these islands for hundreds if not thousands of years, and they continue to do so in comfort. Today, those whose native born families date back generations coexist easily with mainlanders who shipped over in a more recent era.
Five massive volcanoes make up the five main islands of Hawaii. The lava flows freely here, and Kilauea is widely considered the world’s most active volcano. Come to see the expanse of lava fields and bubbling magma as it drops into the raging seas.
From sea kayaking on still, cool waters to exploring historical museums on the mainland, there is an endless supply of entertainment to indulge in during your stay in Hawaii. Surf the massive waves and dine in the traditional island style, relishing in the tropical sun and warm breezes.
Getting to Hawaii is a breeze, though travel to the islands rarely comes cheaply. Honolulu International Airport is the main international gateway, with Kahului Airport on Maui, Kona International Airport on the Big Island, and Lihue Airport on Kauai receiving both international and interisland flights.Flights routinely leave from Los Angeles, offering the best deals.