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In The Unofficial Guide to Hawaii you'll get the inside story on the islands' top attractions, such as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Polynesian Cultural Center, the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, and more, plus tips on travel packages, beaches, adventure outings, and golf. All the major hotels, resorts, and restaurants are rated and ranked for value and quality, and we've explored all the details of Hawaiian nightlife, from luaus to the legendary Don Ho. Also includes:
* A complete guide to exploring the islands, including the best beaches, scenic drives, and rain forest walks
* The inside story on shopping for aloha shirts, local art, and Hawaiian music
* How to discover truly authentic Hawaiian culture, with tips on enjoying Hawaiian regional cuisine
* The best places to golf, hike, dive, snorkel, and surf
* Proven strategies for getting the best hotel rates, plus tips on enjoying Hawaii with kids
About the Authors and Contributors.
Making the Most of Your Hawaiian Dream.
About This Guide.
Part One: Getting Acquainted with Hawai'i.
About the Aloha State.
Choosing Your Island.
The Islands by Zone.
A Brief History.
Hawai'i's Diverse Population.
Local Customs and Protocol.
Part Two: Planning Your Visit to Hawai'i.
Best Time to Go.
Gathering Information before You Leave.
Getting to Hawai'i.
So Many Islands, So Little Time.
Suggestions for Special Travelers.
Tying the Knot.
Part Three: Lodging.
Where to Stay.
Getting a Good Deal on a Room.
Other Ways to Stay.
Hotels Rated and Ranked.
Part Four: Aloha! Welcome to Hawai'i.
When You Arrive.
Things the Locals Already Know.
Part Five: Getting around Hawai'i.
Part Six: Excursions.
Adventures on Your Own.
Other Touring Suggestions.
Part Seven: Hawai'i's Attractions.
Part Eight: Great Outdoors.
Hawai'i by Sea: Get Wet.
Hawai'i's Top Beaches.
Kayaking: Different Strokes.
Scuba: Dive, Dive, Dive.
Snorkeling: Exploring the Undersea World.
Surfing: Catch a Wave.
Windsurfing: Ride the Wind.
Charter Sportfishing: Reely Big Ones.
Hawai'i by Land.
National and State Parks.
Camping in the Wilds.
Bicycling: Pedal Power.
Horseback Riding: Back in the Saddle.
Hawai'i by Sky.
Spas: For Your Health.
Golf: Tee Time.
Part Nine: Dining in Hawai'i.
Experiencing Hawai'i's Multicultural Cuisine.
Part Ten: Shopping.
Swap Meets and Flea Markets.
Part Eleven: Entertainment and Nightlife.
Before- and After-Dinner Lounges.
Dance Clubs and Nightclubs.