Hawaii is the last state which joined the United States of America. Hawaii, the only state of the USA that consisting group of islands in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean. The most important and largest archipelagos, consisting of roughly 20 islands, are located in the southeast. Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and Hawai’i Island are the largets islands in the southeast of the Hawaiian archipelago. Hawai’i Island, the largest of the volcanic Hawaiian archipelago, is also called the Big Island to avoid confusion with the name of the state of Hawaii. The Big Island is larger than the area of the entire archipelago of all other Hawaii states. The tourism industry maintains the majority of the economy of the state of Hawaii.
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The capital of the Hawaii is the city of Honolulu located on the O’ahu Island. Hawaii is the 13th most populous state in the United States with a majority of Asians. It is also the state with the longest coastline after Alaska, Florida and California, with a length of 1,210 km. With its population of more than one million, the culture of the state of Hawaii was enriched and colored with North American and Asian cultures.
Weather in Hawaii
Weather in Hawaii is almost the same throughout the year due to the tropical climate; therefore, it is suitable for traveling to Hawaii in all seasons. However, it is necessary to pay attention to the November and March, when rain increases compared to other months.
Hawaiian cuisine, is one of the bests when it comes to fusion cuisine. Hawaiian cuisine has been influenced by the Polynesians as well as the Japanese, Chinese, Americans, Filipinos, Portuguese and Koreans who came to the island with their own food culture. Oahu is home to the metropolitan focus of Hawaii, and its dynamic eating scene implies that it’s a great spot to discover imaginative and delightful food representing to different cultures.
Here some dishes you should try in Hawaii:
- Hawaiian Plate
- All-Natural Shave Ice
- The Coconut
- Taro Ko Farm Chips
- Luau Stew
- Strawberry Mochi
- The Mix Plate at Rainbow Drive-In
- Cow Pig Bun Burgers
- Coco Puffs
Festivals in Hawaii
Hawaii continues its liveliness with events throughout the year beside the natural beauties it offers to its visitors. The Hawaiian Book and Music Festival, which is held in May, is one of the most popular festivals in the state. The festival, which appeals to people of all ages and tastes and introduces Hawaiian music and books to the world, is an event that allows the local culture to be kept alive and known to more people. The Light Festival held in Kauai in December, the Coconut Festival in January, the Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon in September, and the Waipa Music and Mango Festival in August are some of the most active events on the island. In addition, the Aloha Festival in Ohau enlivens the already colorful state every year. You should go to Hawaii in September if you want to participate in this festival.
Heart of Hawaii: Honolulu
Honolulu, which is located on the O’ahu Island, is the capital of the Hawaii. The name of the city of Honolulu means “protected haven“. It is the tenth largest city in the USA and the only Hawaiian city similar to other US cities with many shops, restaurants and Chinese town. All planes from the mainland arrive in Honolulu.
Honolulu’s main sight is the famous Waikiki Beach. Honolulu looks like a small rectangle bounded by a long beach to the south, Kapiolani Park to the east, and the blue ribbon of the Ala Wai Canal to the north. Waikiki Beach is available 365 days due to its mild climate and good weather conditions. Approximately 90% of all hotels in the Hawaiian Islands are located near this beach. At night, the center of Honolulu shines with lots of lights because of restaurants and clubs. The Honolulu Festival, which hosts its guests every July, takes an important role to celebrate the fusion and integration of Hawaiian culture and Pacific culture.