Hawaii Vacation PlanningYou’ve been dreaming about a Honolulu vacation for years. Finally, you’ve decided it’s time. This is the year you’re going to make your dreams happen. However, before you start stressing over all the details, let our crew at ABC Auto Center of Waipahu, HI, give you a few planning tips.

1. Set your budget.

Nothing can stress you out more than money issues on vacation. However, if you plan ahead for how much you can afford to spend and how you want to use your vacation fund, you will be much more at ease. You will come back home with money still in the bank—and that’s important if you’re going to enjoy your getaway.

2. Plan ahead.

It’s a good idea to get your big vacation decisions made far in advance. Therefore, book your lodging, airfare, car rental, and any other major things you want to do or see that require reservations. You can save the smaller details (where to eat, what to see, where to shop, what to pack, etc.) for closer to your trip.

3. Do your research.

You can’t find a bad part of Hawaii. However, each island and beach is a little different. Do some research on the various parts of Honolulu to determine where you might like to stay. It may depend heavily on what you want to do and see.

4. Look for deals.

Before you pay for anything full price, always look for special offers or coupons. Check discount travel websites or Groupon to see whether there are any special rates that work for you. Ask friends if they know of any deals. You can also take advantage of using any frequent flyer miles, if you have them. Bottomline: Don’t pay more than you have to.

5. Consider local options.

You want to get the full Hawaii experience. Therefore, as part of your research, consider what’s local. Hometown restaurants, lodging, car rental companies, shops, and spas may give you a better feel for island life than if you go with chains you can find just about anywhere.

For a local rental car option, consider our selection at ABC Auto Center. We have a variety of premium cars, minivans, passenger vans, SUVs, and more. Each vehicle is well-maintained and affordable, and our customer service cannot be beat. To find out more or to get a free quote, contact ABC Auto Center today at (510) 974-3361, or book online.


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