Hawaiʻi Fact Sheet

Brand Pillars: Hawaiian Culture, Diversity, Natural Beauty, Aloha Spirit

Capital City: Honolulu, Oʻahu

Major Airport: Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) on Oʻahu is Hawaiʻi’s major airport and serves as the entry point for most of Hawaiʻi’s visitors.

Climate: Average daytime temperature: 75˚- 85˚ F. Temperatures at night are approximately 10˚ F lower. It is generally drier on the western (leeward) side of the islands, wetter on the eastern (windward) sides.

Time Zone: Hawaiʻi Standard Time (GMT-10 hours), 5 hours behind the U.S. East Coast, 6 hours behind during Daylight Saving Time (Hawaiʻi does not observe Daylight Savings Time, March through November.)

Languages: English, Hawaiian

Currency: U.S. Dollar

Area code: The area code for all of Hawaiʻi is (808)

Statehood: 1959, the 50th state of the United States

Wailua River


Known for: Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, Wailua River State Park, Waimea Canyon State Park, Hanalei Bay, Poʻipū Beach Park 



Known for: Waikīkī, Pearl Harbor National Memorial, North Shore, Lēʻahi (Lēʻahi Head), ʻIolani Palace 



Known for: Kalaupapa National Historical Park, Kaunakakai, Pāpōhaku Beach Park, Saint Damien 



Known for: Hulopoʻe Bay and Beach Park, Puʻu Pehe (Sweetheart Rock), Lānaʻi City, Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods), Munro Trail 

Sunset along South Maui's Coast


Known for: Haleakalā National Park, Lāhainā, Upcountry Māui, Hāna

Stargazing on Hawaii Island

Island of Hawaiʻi

Known for: Kailua-Kona; Hilo; Five national parks sites and trails, including Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park; home to all but four of the world’s sub-climate zones