Best Time To Go
Tropical Oahu remains consistently warm year-round, though rain showers are more common in the winter months (November to March). Near its coastline, temperatures average 90 degrees during the summertime, and even in the rainy winter months it rarely dips below 75 degrees. At higher, inland points the climate is slightly cooler and more misty.
Although much of Waikiki (the tourist hub of Oahu, where most hotels are located) is walkable, you’ll want to rent a car to explore off-the-beaten-path beaches, hiking trails, and the North Shore. Every major car-rental agency has a branch or two in Honolulu. Otherwise, Uber is just as popular here as in any other metropolitan area in the U.S.
August is the hottest month, with an average high of 89°F (31°C). February is the coldest month, with an average high of 80°F (26°C).
Know Before You Go
The best hotel deals can be found in the fall, between summer vacation and the holiday season. It’s also when the island tends to be quieter and the weather is at its best—a little cooler and less humid than summer, with minimal rain. If you do choose to visit in high season (mid-December to April), book accommodations well in advance.
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