Are you visiting Hawaii soon? Sometime this summer perhaps. Well, if you are you’re not the only one. Hawaii tourism is expecting a steady stream of visitors this summer looking to discover paradise in all the right places.
Here are some tips to help get your summer trip to Hawaii started and make sure you get the chance to cross off everything on your to do list.
Hawaii tourism at a glance
Hawaii has always been a popular destination for tourists and vacationers. From the days of Pan-Am seaplanes to modern jetliners, going to Hawaii has never gone out of style.
Visiting Hawaii is more popular than ever these days. Even just speaking the word “Hawaii” evokes a wave of visions and words describing the beauty Hawaii possesses. And while everyone’s definition of paradise might be different, it is all just a different shade of blue; paradise blue.
Paradise it seems is a unifying force… Or maybe it’s just the hot Hawaiian sun.
Plan, plan, plan ahead!
Some of the most popular things to do in Hawaii are the visiting the USS Arizona Memorial, experiencing the Polynesian Cultural Center, and hopping out to a neighbor island.
It is very important to get a head start in planning activities like this because well, they’re popular. Often times tickets to places and events sell out weeks, if not months, in advance.
Flights fill up, tickets sell out, and there is a chance of you missing out on something you’ve been dying to do or see. Don’t miss out! Plan ahead, make your “to do” list, make reservations, and read up on what other people have said about companies or places.
Social media and Hawaii tourism
Social media has brought Hawaii tourism to a new level. Have you heard of Foursquare? Foursquare lets people post things they have done or things you should do when you go to a specific place.
If you know you’re going somewhere, check out what are some popular things to do there or if there is something you have to try, ahead of time and you’ll be ahead of the game.
Check out some of the things we suggest doing in Hawaii on our Foursquare page!
Another part of the social media revolution to be popular with vacationers is the photo app Instagram. You can add a special touch to your vacation photos as you take them and upload them for your friends and family on Facebook to see. Not to mention it’s REALLY fun. Here’s one of mine:
You can also search popular places and see other people’s photos. Inspiration can be found anywhere, especially in other people’s vacation photos!
Check out #RoadToHana on Instagram to see some of the sights ordinary people like you have come across along their Hawaiian journeys. If traveling on the Hana Highway is something you are interested in doing on your Hawaiian vacation, check out our Road to Hana packages.
Get ahead on Hawaii tourism
So if you’re planning a trip to Hawaii this summer, start booking tours and activities you KNOW you want to do already. Check out our homepage, we offer nearly anything you could want to do in Hawaii!
From battleships an memorials at Pearl Harbor, to turtles and scenic lookouts on a Circle Island Tour, amazing things are waiting for you in Hawaii, get started planning today!
And if you’re still not sure what you want to do while on vacation, check out our free Travel Guide. It has information about many popular places and all four of the major islands, and is a useful tool in planning your vacation. We also have a Travel Blog which has tips on everything from what to pack, how to soothe a sunburn, to our favorite activities and landmarks.