Hawaii is a jewel of a state. I think it's a state that makes the US a complete nation. Continental US is tough, difficult, unpredictable, and requires quite a bit of imagination to get through the daily life.
Hawaii is relaxing and densely inviting, with beaches, mountains, and a culture that is totally foreign to us, the 'continentals'.
My wife and I only spent 2 weeks in Kauai and Hawaii (the Big Island) and were stunned at their beauty. Vegetation is awesome, scenery is incredible, and geology is alive. I am thrilled that Hawaii is an American state.