When the city streets of Texan Dallas get just a little too much and the Gulf Beaches to the south simply aren't enough to sate your appetite for the sea, why not consider looking a little further afield for holiday inspiration? Perhaps even as far as the ambrosial reaches of the Aloha State, where blooming beds of yellow hibiscus abut powdery stretches of sun-kissed sands, and looming volcanic peaks keep watch over the lapping waves of the Pacific Ocean.
If that suggestion's got your attention, then be sure to check out this list of the five cheapest air connections currently running between Dallas-Fort Worth International and the islands of Hawaii.
Touting the gushing cataracts of the Akaka Falls, the fascinating exhibitions of the Pacific Tsunami Museum, the soaring heights of the Volcanoes National Park and a wealth of legendary surfing spots besides, Hilo is unquestionably one of the most alluring destinations the Aloha State has to offer. What's more, passengers out of DFW this year can expect to pay around just $789 round trip for tickets into the town's international airport, going indirect on Hawaiian Airlines or Delta for the cheapest fares overall.
No fewer than six separate airlines currently run regular indirect connections between Dallas-Fort Worth International and Lihue Airport on the island of Kauai, which means would-be passengers on the route can expect to pay around $755 for round trip tickets on all of Delta Air Lines, United and state flag carrier Hawaiian Airlines, and perhaps even less on American Airlines and US Airways, who offer tickets to the home of the wondrous Na Pali Coast and humble little Hanalei for an average of just $729 and $742 respectively!
Awash with ancient palaces and the relics of Hawaiian history going back hundreds of years, Kailua is arguably the best place to explore the rich past of the Aloha State, from tales of its legendary kings to stories of its Christian conversion. It's also home to rolling coffee fields and oodles of shimmering beaches, which make it an excellent all-rounder holiday choice for travelers out of Dallas this year, especially considering that indirect flights into town are the third cheapest overall, at just $714 round trip!
A bona fide Polynesian paradise if there ever was one, Maui is the stuff of dreams for beach-loving travelers, touting the Robinson Crusoe sands of places like Kapalua, the coral-dotted Napili and the rugged Kihei Coast, all threaded with spiny agave plants, salt-covered boulders and swaying palm groves to boot. The town of Kahului is the perfect gateway to the island, perched midway between the West Maui Forest Reserve and the Haleakala National Park and offering passengers out of DFW indirect round trip flights for around just $668!
$486 is all it will take this year to transport a Texan local from the bustling city streets of Dallas to the paradisiacal climes of Hawaii's Oahu Island, where the sandy stretches of Duke Kahanamoku Beach rub shoulders with the lapping waters of Kuhio and where oodles of kombucha tea joints coalesce with Pacific seafood eateries on the promenades of iconic Waikiki. For the cheapest tickets available, be sure to check out the offering from Delta Air Lines, who go indirect via Atlanta, Georgia.