United Airlines offers connecting flights from BWI Marshall to Honolulu, with late April fares currently starting at $780 round trip.
Aqua Bamboo Waikiki
2425 Kuhio Ave., Waikiki, Oahu
Centrally located boutique hotel within walking distance of the beach, restaurants and shopping. Rooms from $129.
Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
71 Banyan Dr., Hilo, Hawaii
A full-service hotel on the beach. Rooms from $109 a night.
Shipman House Bed and Breakfast
131 Ka’iulani St., Hilo
A bed-and-breakfast in an old Hawaii setting with room or cottage options starting at $219.
Eggs ’N Things
343 Saratoga Rd., Waikiki
Busy breakfast spot. Famous pancakes with Hawaiian toppings. Breakfast starts at $8. Dinner is also served, with entrees starting at $12.
66-460 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, Oahu
Popular with locals. Meals start at $7.
Little Village Noodle House
1113 Smith St., Honolulu
Authentic Chinese restaurant with a variety of seafood, meat and vegetarian options. Entrees start at $9.
Hilo Bay Cafe
315 Makaala St., Hilo
Focus on local and organic, with dishes such as mushroom pot pie and free-range beef short ribs. Reservations recommended. Entrees start at $12.
Jack Jeffrey birding and photography tours
P.O. Box 40, Pepeekeo, Hawaii
Custom single-day or multiple-day birding tours on the Big Island or multi-island explorations. Rates start at $150 per person per day.
Hawaii Audubon Society
850 Richards St., Suite 5, Honolulu
Web site offers details on where to go birding on any of the Hawaiian Islands. With advance planning, the society can also suggest opportunities to assist with restoration projects.
Kaena Point, Oahu
A natural area reserve on the far western edge of Oahu where you can see albatrosses, shearwaters and monk seals. Free. Download a brochure from the Web site.