But Really, When is the Best Time to Visit Hawaii?
Have you ever heard someone say that the best time to visit Hawaii is between January 1st and December 31st? Well, it’s true! Hawaii is a great place to visit all year round. However, you may still be asking, “But really, when is the best time to visit Hawaii?” There are other factors besides great weather that can help people answer this question. The following list will summarize some key points to help you decide when the best time is to travel to the islands of Hawaii.
Tips on the Best Time to Visit Hawaii
Cost: The lowest prices are often found between January-May and August-November. To get information on the lowest prices going on right now, check up on Columbus Travel’s Super Savings Spring Sale.
Peak and Off Season: The average peak season ranges between mid-December to mid-April and from June to August. The off season typically lasts from mid-April to mid-June and September to mid-December. Peak times also pop up during holidays, school breaks, and major events like the Aloha Bowl when people are itching for some relaxation and fun.
Crowds: If avoiding the crowds is on the top of your list, steer clear of vacationing here during holidays and school breaks- summer included. Most people bring their families during the summer months because their kids aren’t in school, go figure. In order to escape the throng of people, visit Hawaii in the spring or fall. These often tend to be the least crowded times of the year.
Weather: All year round you can bask in 70˚F-90˚F weather. The summer months are typically hot and humid, but also considered to be hurricane season. Between December and March, the weather cools down slightly and the rainy season approaches. Despite the so–called “rainy season,” the rain doesn’t last for very long each day. The sun is always ready to come out on the islands.
Windward vs. Leeward: Depending on the side of the island you want to devote your time to, you will need to know the difference in weather. On the western side of the island, also known as the leeward side, you will find the climate dry and not so windy. On the other hand, the eastern (or windward) side produces more wind and rain. You will need to keep in mind this piece of information if weather and location is a concern.
You cannot go wrong with traveling to Hawaii anytime of the year. But if I’d bet on it, I would bet on going late spring or early fall when the prices are lower and the tourists are few. No matter the time of year though, a travel agent will always help you get the best Hawaii vacation deals.