It is FALSE. The state of Hawaii is about 2400 mi. (4000 km) from California and about 4000 mi.
It is roughly 2,400 miles to the closest landmass (California), which means — as the below photos illustrate — you really are all by your lonesome in the Pacific.
ALASKA was a Russian colony from 1744 until the USA bought it in 1867 for $7,200,000. It was made a state in 1959. Hawaii was a kingdom until 1893 and became a republic in 1894. It then ceded itself to the USA in 1898 and became a state in 1959.
For travelers who fly from Sacramento, San Francisco or San Jose, a direct flight to Honolulu takes about five hours and 40 minutes. The average flight to Honolulu from Los Angeles is typically only about 10 minutes longer, clocking in around five hours and 50 minutes.
Hawaiian, along with English , is an official language of the State of Hawaii.
So first up, exactly how long is the flight to Hawaii? Well it depends where you’re traveling from. From the west coast, flights are only 5-6 hours ( 6 hours going, 5 hours coming home). From the midwest, flights can be 7-9 hours (hey, America is a big country and there’s a big difference between Denver and Atlanta).
It is not possible to drive to Hawaii from mainland United States. You can ship your car over to Hawaii using a freight service or you can fly and pick up a rental car instead. Once you get to Hawaii , there are no car ferries between the different islands.
RESTRICTED OR PROHIBITED ITEMS: Pineapple and bromeliad plants and fruits. Passion fruit plants and seeds. Cruciferous root vegetables (radish, turnip, daikon, horseradish, rutabaga) Corn on the cob. Citrus and pulpy fruits from Florida & Puerto Rico. Taro and dasheen. Coconuts.
The closest mainland state to Hawaii is California . Measuring the distance to the centers of places in California , I find that Honomu is 2287 miles from the small city of Point Arena in Mendocino County, and 2318 miles from the large city of San Francisco .
The purchase of Alaska in 1867 marked the end of Russian efforts to expand trade and settlements to the Pacific coast of North America , and became an important step in the United States rise as a great power in the Asia-Pacific region.
The United States wanted Hawaii to acquire its islands and because it was a port way to China, East India and Asia. Not only did they want the islands, but they wanted their naval base. They wanted their naval base for war so they would have another advantage to help defeat the other country.