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The Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau (HVCB), 2270 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 801, Honolulu, HI 96815 (www.gohawaii.com or www.hvcb.org; 800/GO-HAWAII), supplies free brochures, maps, and accommodations guides.

A number of free publications, such as This Week Oahu, are packed with money-saving coupons and good regional maps; look for them on racks at the airport and around town. Another tip: Snag one of the Japanese magazines scattered around Waikiki. Even if you can’t read Japanese, you’ll find out about the latest, trendiest, or best restaurants and shops around the island.

Daylight Saving Time

Since 1966, most of the United States has observed daylight saving time from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. In 2007, these dates changed, and now daylight saving time lasts from 2am on the second Sunday in March to 2am on the first Sunday in November. Note that Hawaii does not observe daylight saving time. So when daylight saving time is in effect in most of the U.S., Hawaii is 3 hours behind the West Coast and 6 hours behind the East Coast. When the U.S. reverts to standard time in November, Hawaii is 2 hours behind the West Coast and 5 hours behind the East Coast.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.