Mobile Apps for Spring Break in the Aloha State

Explore Hawaii with your smartphone.

By on February 5, 2013

Snowbirds turn into beach goers in the spring. If you’re planning a trip to Hawaii this spring break, check out these apps to help make the most of your island getaway. Let your smartphone be your guide.

If you’re looking for activities beyond the usual tourist attractions, immerse yourself in Hawaii’s rich and diverse culture through celebrations and special events across the islands. Festivals of Hawaii compiles information on concerts, food and wine festivals, cultural events and local sports. Wander off the beaten path and challenge yourself to experience something new.

Make the Hawaii Aloha app your virtual tour guide. With great images and easy-to-read stories, the app gives you insight into the culture and lifestyle of the Hawaiian Islands in an interesting and informative way –  right from your smartphone. 

Kick back with a cold drink after a day of lounging at the beach. Happy Hour Hawaii uses GPS to track your location and find the best deals on the tastiest drinks and appetizers. The app shares menus, hours of operation and photos.  

Visitors who would like a mini crash course on the Hawaiian language can use Hawaiian Words that contains a database of more than 1,700 Hawaiian words. Browse through translations, listen to pronunciation and receive “word of the day” notifications.

With its mixture of cultures and access to fresh seafood and local ingredients, Hawaii offers unique dining experiences. Hawaii – What Chefs Eat is a meeting of culinary minds. Find out where some of Hawaii’s most beloved chefs like to dine when they are not hard at work in the kitchen.

Whether you are a newcomer to Hawaii or a kama’aina, your smartphone can take the pain out of planning and make it easier to enjoy your vacation.