With summer temperatures that rarely climb over 90 degrees and just as infrequently drop below 70 degrees, Hawaii's Big Island is an automatic summer hotspot in terms of climate. But aside from the perfect weather, the Big Island brings plenty more to your vacation experience for summer 2012. There's a lot to explore on the Big Island. Volcanoes, waterfalls, various shades of sandy beaches, trails and numerous other outdoor activities make the Big Island a big win for nature lovers. With increased flights for 2012 from the Continental US to Kona, it's now easier than ever to get there. Alaska & Hawaiian Airlines began daily non-stop service from San Jose and Oakland, California to Kona.