'The Aloha State'
The friendly native greeting 'Aloha' became the state's nickname. Hawaii - or better: Hawai'i which is the correct spelling - focuses on the many visitor coming from all over the world to enjoy this paradise. Arriving visitors are greeted by offering them the traditional 'Lei' - the flower necklace. This is at least how it was once, nowadays the islands are seeing million of arriving passengers and the Lei cannot be offered always.
The islands stretch across ca. 1.500 mi (2.500 km) and the islands that are developed for tourism are: Maui, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, Lanai und Hawaii a.ka. "Big Island".
Source: photo credit: Hawaii VCB