Where Is Hawaii?

Where is Hawaii is asked by millions of people a year. At ISLANDS, our expert travel writers and photographers have visited the Hawaiian islands countless times in the past 30-plus years for ISLANDS magazine and ISLANDS.com. We've been to every island, especially the most popular travel destinations of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.

So where is Hawaii? It's in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, very accessible from the U.S. mainland, with direct flights from LA to Hawaii. Zoom in on the map below to find out more about Hawaii, including some of the favorite sights, hotels, restaurants, beaches and more that we ISLANDS editors have visited and recommend for your own Hawaii vacation. Discover more trip ideas in the ISLANDS Hawaii Guide.