Hawaiian vacation

Explore Hawaii with AAA Travel and Hertz

Plan your next Hawaiian vacation with AAA Travel and Hertz! Car rental in Hawaii is the perfect way to explore and our talented travel agents will help you create the Hawaiian vacation of your dreams. Emerald mountain peaks, secluded beaches, thundering waterfalls and tropical rainforest await you on these six stunning islands.

Hawaii’s mix of bustling cities, rugged terrain and well-connected interstate highways, make it an idyllic driving destination. From cruising between the two cities of Hilo and Kailua-Kona, to following scenic palm tree-lined roads towards secluded bays and off-the-beaten-track adventures, the main island has something for all travelers.

Choose from our collection of family-friendly SUVs, sporty convertibles and compact hatchbacks when you rent a car in Hawaii with Hertz. You’ll find pick up locations at Lihue, Honolulu and Honolulu international Airport for your convenience.  Whether you need space for everyone on a family adventure or want a romantic island getaway, Hertz car rental makes it simple to have the perfect trip.

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Things to do on Your Hawaiian Vacation

Diamond Head Viewing Point

Once a vantage point for the island’s coastal defense, Diamond Head is one of Hawaii’s most recognizable and iconic sites. Perched at the end of Waikiki Beach, the hike to the top is steep, but the panoramic views of Honolulu make it more than worth the effort.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Breathtaking and educational, the Devastation Trail at the National Park is a must. There are two main driving routes ­– Crater Rim Drive and Chain of Craters Road – allowing you to see more of the park in less time. Home to active volcanoes, including Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes on earth, the views are like nothing else.

Explore Honolulu

Ohau’s favorite city needs no introduction and certainly lives up to its hype. From the hustle and bustle of its most famous beach, Waikiki, to the USA’s only royal residence, ʻIolani Palace, and the miles of postcard-perfect views, Honolulu is an unmissable taste of paradise for people on a Hawaiian vacation.

The Best Places to eat in Hawaii

Vintage Cave

This European-inspired eatery is one of the most popular and luxurious restaurants on the islands. Based in Honolulu, the food here is created from fresh and local produce celebrating the flavors and textures of seasonal Hawaiian cuisine, with Italian-inspired décor. Be hungry as it’s a 12-course tasting menu of artfully presented dishes carefully prepared by the chef.

Chef Chai

Experience the taste of traditional Asian cuisine in the heart of Hawaii. This stylish restaurant in Honolulu is frequented by celebrities, locals and tourists alike. Fresh Hawaiian ingredients are combined with the flavors of Asia to create unique culinary favorites such as miso seabass, braised pork, and coconut milk-infused stir fry.

Wailua Shave Ice

Technically not a restaurant, but a Hawaiian taste sensation nevertheless. Shaved ice cones are big news and nowhere does it better than Wailua. Fresh fruits are the star of the show, enjoy delicious ice cones infused with everything from mangos to pineapple juice and strawberry puree. Top yours with papaya chunks, tasty coconut flakes, or create something new by mixing the flavors on offer.

The Best Beaches in Hawaii

Punaluu Beach

These black sands make a striking change to the sandy shores elsewhere on the island and they’re a hive of activity. Created by volcanic activity, the jet-black sands are a truly unforgettable sight. Though the sands are dark, the waters are crystal clear and it’s one of the best places to snorkel on your Hawaiian vacation. Spot endangered Hawksbill turtles laying on the sands and have a picnic in the shades of the coconut palms.

Waikiki Beach

By far the most famous of all Hawaii’s beaches, Honolulu’s southern shores are perfect for sunbathing, celeb spotting and surfing. Don’t worry if you’re a novice; lessons are available and there’s nowhere better to learn than here. Beachside you’ll find tons of vibrant bars and bustling cafes in this iconic area of Oahu.

Ko Olina Beach

This beach is unmissable, especially if you’re travelling with children. Not only is it beautiful, it’s sheltered from the bigger swells elsewhere, making the waters calmer and easier for younger children to explore. Splash around in the shallow clear waters, discover the nearby lagoons and coves, or watch out for the colorful fish and crabs hanging out in the rock pools.

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Hertz Exclusive AAA Savings

AAA Members receive exclusive savings, superior service and the following value-added benefits*

  • Save up to 20% off the base rate on Pay Later rates and up to 10% off the base rate on Pay Now rates.
  • The Additional Driver fee is waived for AAA members who meet standard rental requirements. Savings of up to $13.99 per day.
  • The Young Renter fee is waived for AAA members (20-24yrs) who meet standard rental qualifications. Savings of up to $29 per day.
  • Receive free use of one child infant or booster seat with every rental, a savings of $13.99 per day. Save $10 per day on navigational units. Pay just $6.99 per day for the Hertz GPS device.
  • 10% off a tank of gas, when purchasing a tank of gas at local prices. Vehicle may be returned with any amount of fuel.
  • 50% discount off SiriusXM™

To give customers total confidence when they rent a car from Hertz, every vehicle will be certified ‘Hertz Gold Standard Clean,’ after undergoing a 15-point cleaning and sanitization process that follows U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

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*Advance reservations required and must include your AAA CDP#. Base Rate includes time and mileage charges only. Taxes, tax reimbursement, age differential charges, fees, surcharges and optional service charges, such as refueling, are not included Benefits and discounts are redeemable at participating Hertz locations in the United States and Canada. Hertz age, driver, credit and qualifying rate restrictions for the renting location apply. At the time of rental, present your AAA Membership card or Hertz/AAA discount card for identification.

** One free car class upgrade offer is available at participating locations in Hawaii only, valid on economy to full-size vehicles. AAA CDP and Promotional Code 210337 must be included in the reservation. Twenty-four (24) advance reservation required. Offer not valid and rate change or additional fees may apply in the event of reservation modification, early/late vehicle return or if not returning vehicle to renting location. Offer has no cash value, and may not be used with other discounts, promotions or special rates. Booking dates from 10/12/2020 through 11/30/2020 for vehicle pick up from 10/13/2020 through 1/31/2021. Upgrade is subject to availability, blackout periods and additional restrictions.