By Susan Johnston
For those seeking a taste of adventure and tropical sun this fall or winter, few destinations can top Hawaii and its legendary Honolulu hotels. Not only the perfect time of year to escape the cold, taking a Hawaii vacation to Oahu and during the months of November and December promises excitement across the Aloha State for active enthusiasts, especially when it comes to the much-anticipated Honolulu Marathon.
Start with the Kona Coffee Festival, the state’s oldest food festival, running November 5-14. Since this year’s celebration marks the 40th anniversary, it’s sure to be bigger and better than ever, complete with concerts, parades, coffee tastings, farm tours, even a Little Miss Kona Coffee Pageant.
Meanwhile on Oahu, November is prime windsurfing season. The annual Vans Triple Crown runs throughout November and December with men’s and women’s events. Oahu’s North Shore is legendary for its mind-blowing waves, which attract surf enthusiasts from around the world.
Oahu will also host the Honolulu Marathon on December 12, 2010. Runners from around the globe flock to Honolulu for the big race, and the race week celebration includes a luau and concert.
If you’re headed here this winter for the Honolulu Marathon or just because, make sure you check out the accomodations at these Hawaii hotels :
So, whether you want a relaxing getaway or an active adventure, you’ll find beach vacations and big fun paired with beautiful views on the Big Island, Oahu, and Lanai.
Susan Johnston lives and writes from the Boston, Mass. area. She’s eagerly awaiting her next trip to Hawaii.