Hawaii is one of the best destinations to escape the winter blues, so for you to make the most of your time away from the mainland, we’ve compiled a short list of things you should know before heading that way. Here are 11 things you need to be aware of before visiting Hawaii.
1. It may be warm in Hawaii, but head to the mountains or volcanoes, and you’ll need some winter gear.
While it may be 85 degrees and sunny down at the beach, if you head up to Haleakalā on Maui in shorts and a tank top, you’re in for a rude awakening. Temperatures are at least 20 degrees cooler at the summit and often go below freezing. Pack a hat, fleece, and depending on the time of day or season, gloves and a scarf, too.