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7 must-see places to visit in the off-season

By: Josh Lew on Oct. 21, 2012, 5:10 p.m.
Maui beach at sunset

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Maui, Hawaii

Maui is arguably one of the most beautiful of Hawaii's islands. Most tourists come either during summer vacation (June, July and August) or in the dead of winter (December through March). This leaves windows of opportunity in both the spring and autumn for people who want to experience one of the great U.S. tropical paradises without running into other tourists. Resort, hotel and tour prices (as well as airfares) are lowered to match the waning demand. At the same time, visitors will still be able to enjoy all those interesting high-season activities and attractions, from suntanning and water sports to eco-tours, mountain bike trips and farm visits. The weather is nice, too: Dry season generally extends to September and October, with infrequent rains and temperatures that hover in the low 80s during the day.