When to fly
The peak season is from mid-December to March and June to September, so around this time of year cheap flights to Honolulu are harder to find. Late-November to April is surfing season and kicking off the start of the surfing season is the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing event, a series of professional surfing events; the Reef Hawaiian Pro, the O’Neill World Cup of Surfing and the Billabong Pipeline Masters. For 31 years, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing has produced a heritage of progression, high-performance and power surfing where careers are made and mistakes can have extreme consequences. It’s a great reason to take a flight to Honolulu, spectators of the event are blessed with beautiful beaches, an electric atmosphere and the opportunity to watch surfing history be made as some of the world’s best waves challenge the world’s best surfers.
April to June and September to mid-December are low season months and a great time to find cheap flights to Honolulu.
Take advantage of cheap flights to Honolulu at this time of year and be there for the World Invitational Hula Festival which is an on-going dedication to the Hawaiian culture and takes place over three days in November.
Thousands of Hula artists take flights to Honolulu from 16 countries to join together and celebrate the many surfaces of the Hawaiian cultures such as costume, language, music and dance who are then judged by 21 of Hula’s most prestigious keepers of the art.
Book a flight to Honolulu and see the state capital of Hawaii, the archipelago's most populous city. It lies on the eastern side of the island of Oahu, its name in Hawaiian meaning "sheltered bay". Every year, millions of tourists fly in to bask in the sun on the world's most famous beach, absorb the history, do some surfing, pick up some bargains and experience the gracious "aloha" spirit.
It was the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 that brought the US into the Second World War and a tour that includes the USS Arizona Memorial (constructed over the sunken hull of the battleship), USS Missouri and the Pacific Aviation Museum is a must for many travellers. Over the past couple of years, a new tourist trail has started, one associated with Barack Obama. Australians might be more interested in another man - Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, the Olympic champion swimmer and movie actor who, it is said, introduced surfing to Australia.
The Duke was raised in Waikiki, and if you are following the Waikiki Historic Trail, you'll see his statue, garlanded in leis. Some of the exhibits at the Honolulu Surfing Museum feature the Duke too. The museum also displays the gold ring worn by Captain James Cook during his exploration of Hawaii. Another fascinating museum is the Bishop Museum which houses a wonderful collection of Hawaiian artefacts. And another Duke - Doris Duke, the late heiress - is the benefactress of the Doris Duke Museum of Islamic Art.
If you tire of the beach and museums or you want to walk off that plate lunch, climbing up Diamond Head is a good idea. The ancient volcanic crater, which dominates Waikiki, offers wonderful views of the city.