Although the majority of people think that summer is the time to have a trip to Hawaii, you should know that fall might be more suitable for you. The crowds will thin out and the room rates will also be lower. The temperatures are still nice and the winter rains don’t start yet, so it is just perfect for a vacation.
In case you would like to get a taste of the local cuisine, the best thing you could do is to attend the annual “Taste of the Range” festival. On this occasion numerous local chefs showcase local products and local specialties. October is also the time when the Hilo Bay Café opens along with Pearl UltraLounge.
Culture and Art
In mid-October you can attend the Hawaii International Film Festival where you can see movies from all genres from all over the world. The Emalani Festival is another event to attend. On this occasion hula masters and their students from different countries present their dances.
New Accommodation Options
If you would like to try something new, you should consider the Andaz Maui at Waila Resort and Spa that opened its gates in September. It has a few residential villas and a spa that can fulfill all your wishes. The Volcano House Hotel also reopened. This offers 33 historic guest rooms and an unforgettable view of the crater.
In September the Kahilu Theater reopened after renovations that lasted for a year. In October you will be able to enjoy the Maui Ukulele Festival that will bring performers from all over the world. If you like jazz, you should make sure that you attend the Manoa Jazz Festival.
Parades and Festivals
One of the most well-known festivals is the Aloha Festival that is meant to celebrate Hawaiian ocean voyaging. During this festival there is a block party and this is also the time for the Waikiki Parade. Another interesting parade to consider is the Hawaii Fishing and Seafood Festival. On this occasion you can enjoy some really special, traditional seafood dishes.
If you would like to stay active during your holiday, you may want to participate in the Honolulu Century Ride, or run a marathon at the Maui Marathon and Half-Marathon. In case you are looking for a bigger challenge, consider the Ironman World Championship Triathlon.
As you can see, you can be sure that you won’t be bored during your fall vacation.
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