Category Archives: 50 Facts About Hawaii

What’s the Weather in Hawaii?

Are you wondering what to expect from the weather in Hawaii? Check out our newly improved weather in Hawaii page. On this improved weather page you can learn about: – Hawaii’s weather trends by season and by island with links to historical average temperatures and rainfall – Five day weather forecast for each island – Tips for where to stay ... Read More »

50 Facts About Hawaii

This time last year, I was knee-deep into a Hawaii fact finding mission. To celebrate Hawaii’s 50th anniversary as the 50th US state, I published 50 interesting facts about the Aloha State. It was a fun learning experience. Since it’s a year later, and we could all use a refresher, I took the time to gather all 50 facts into ... Read More »

Wrapping Up The 50 Facts About Hawaii Series

Well, here we are at the finish line of our 50 facts about the 50th State marathon. Other than celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood, my intention with this series was to highlight the uniqueness of Hawaii. I’m pleased to say that I believe we now have fifty facts under our belt to prove that point. When I began ... Read More »

Hawaii Fact 50 of 50: Hawaii’s State Motto

As this series of 50 facts about the 50th State was evolving, I decided weeks ago that I wanted Hawaii’s state motto to be the 50th fact. Why? Well, I feel that Hawaii’s state motto captures the essence of the Aloha State. Hawaii’s motto is a Hawaiian phrase, “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono”, which literally ... Read More »

Hawaii Fact 49 of 50: Hawaii’s Winter Guests — Humpback Whales

One of the most fascinating natural phenomenon that occurs in Hawaii, is the humpback whale’s annual winter visit to the islands. They travel some 3,000 miles from the North Pacific to give birth to their calves, nurse, and breed. It is believed that humpbacks return to Hawaii because of the warm waters, the underwater visibility, the variety of ocean depths, ... Read More »

Hawaii Fact 48 of 50: Hawaii Holidays

Hawaii observes all the standard US national holidays, plus they have additional days that are celebrated only in the 50th State. Personally, I think that’s a bit unfair that Hawaii residents live in a tropical paradise and have additional holidays. 😉  I’ll list the Hawaii state holidays when most public offices and some private companies are closed in observance. Prince ... Read More »

Hawaii Fact 47 of 50: No Scary Snakes In Hawaii

For those of you who have followed Go Visit Hawaii for a while, you know that I’m an admitted scaredy cat. Let me now share with you that snakes are on my list of the most scary things on the face of the earth. (Is anybody with me?) So, one of the many reasons I like visiting the 50th State ... Read More »

Hawaii Fact 46 of 50: Hawaii Offers A Warm Welcome Year-Round

No matter what time of year you visit Hawaii, you’ll find pleasantly warm temperatures – even in the winter. In the “coolest” month of February, Hawaii enjoys an average daily low of about 65ºF with an average daily high of 80ºF. I’d call that perfect, summertime weather. One aspect about Hawaii’s weather that amazes me is that the temperatures don’t ... Read More »

Hawaii Fact 44 of 50: Hawaii is a Hotbed for Astronomy

Hawaii’s Mauna Kea on the Big Island and Haleakala on Maui have all the key ingredients that astronomers want: high elevation for star visibility, good year-long weather, and no light pollution. Positioned at 21 degrees N Latitude, from these mountain tops, you can not only see the Northern Hemisphere stars but you can also see most of the Southern Hemisphere ... Read More »

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