The Surprising Hawaii Town That Makes An Excellent Weekend Getaway

Island fever is real, and despite living in a tropical island paradise, sometimes we need to get away for a while. Unfortunately, when you live in the world’s most isolated population center, vacations are tricky to plan — and don’t seem worth it when you only have a single weekend. Unless that is, you hop on an hour-long flight to one of the neighboring Hawaiian Islands and choose one town or geographic area to explore. Nestled on the northern tip of Hawaii Island just an hour from the Kona International Airport is Hawi, a funky little town you’ll love.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you ever visited Hawi for the weekend? What about any of these cities that are perfect for a weekend escape? Where is your favorite place in the Aloha State to steal away for a weekend retreat? Share with us in the comments below!