Hawaii is a chain of islands (Hawaiian Islands) located near the center of the Pacific Ocean. The state of Hawaii has the distinction of being the furthest south of any state in the United States, and the only state located entirely in the tropics. The archipelago consists of eight major islands, including the Big Island, which is the largest, Maui, which is the second largest, Oahu, which is most populous and developed, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau. The well known city of Lahaina is located on Maui, the capital and largest city in Hawaii, Honolulu is on Oahu, and Kilo and Kona are on the Big Island.
The islands have a natural beauty, which include volcanic mountains, beautiful valleys, all sorts of tropical plantlife, and of course the beautiful beaches. In fact, the islands are alive, and in places continue to grow and change because of active lava flows. All this, combined with its weather combine to make it a major tourist destination. The weather is tropical, and it is temperate, with temperatures ranging from 60 to 90F year round, and the air can get quite humid. The islands also receive plenty of rain, more likely during the wet season, from October to March.
Hawaii is easily accessible, especially from the mainland, with frequent flights of about 5 hours coming from the California cities of San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Most flights arrive at the international airport in Honolulu, although there are airports on Maui and the Big Island as well.