ENDLESS SUMMER, EVEN IN WINTER, SPRING, AND FALL
Hawaii is known for endless summer weather, while each season offers unique reasons to plan your visit.
Spring in Honolulu
Spring is one of the best times to visit Honolulu, with weather temperatures in the low 80s. Spring is less crowded than fall and visitors enjoy colorful blooms coming to life. Surfers rejoice too—less crowded line-ups mean more time to surf, while honeymooners take advantage of secluded beach areas.
Summer in Honolulu
Plan an early summer stay (before school is out) to enjoy the best deals on summer stays in Waikiki. Summer is peak season for family vacations. Temperatures rise to 90 degrees, though you’ll cool off in the water and on higher elevation hikes, so be sure to pack a couple of layers. When it comes to area attractions, beat the crowds by visiting close to opening hours and on weekdays if possible.
Fall in Honolulu
The summer weather tends to stretch out into fall, making autumn days long and warm, offering visitors a few extra hours for sunset activities like cocktail cruises and long walks on the beach. Fall is also a great time to plan a solo escape before the holiday crowds arrive. Attractions are less crowded, car rentals are more affordable, and you’ll find more availability and better rates on rooms.
Winter in Honolulu
Winter, although subtle, does arrive in Hawaii, along with droves of surfers eager to ride the waves on the North Shore. That’s not all. Whales arrive from January to March to birth their calves, to the delight of tourists. During these months, Honolulu is stormier and cooler with temperatures in the mid-70s, still a welcome escape from snow on the mainland. Although winter is considered the rainy season, showers rarely last more than a few hours. The holiday season is another peak travel time for families.