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Family Activities in Hawaii

Ohana (family) is deeply important in Hawaiian culture, which makes our islands a welcoming destination for kids of all ages. From snorkeling and sandcastle building on sun-soaked beaches to exploring volcanoes and sacred cultural sites, the Hawaiian Islands are a natural playground you never outgrow. 

Hawaii is literally swimming with water-based activities. Kids can pet a sea lion at Sea Life Park, learn to surf from a pro on Waikiki Beach, and see massive humpback whales splashing around during a whale-watching tour on Maui, Molokai or Lanai. Snorkeling is a kid-approved activity all year long; popular spots include the shallow, protected tide pools of Poipu Beach on Kauai and the island of Hawaii’s Kona coast, where you can even swim with dolphins and manta rays.
 
Beyond the beach, our amazing museums and natural attractions will bring you closer to Hawaii’s fascinating culture – and each other. Learn to dance the hula at the Smith Family Garden Luau, Polynesian Cultural Center and many other authentic luau on every island. Kids can watch planetarium shows and participate in lava demonstrations at the Bishop Museum, or learn how Hawaii’s early explorers navigated to our shores by the stars at the Imiloa Astronomy Center. Or, let the little ones burn off some energy at our national and state parks, lush gardens and green spaces – from hikes through the clouds at Iao Valley State Park to zipline adventures at Kualoa Ranch, a filming location of Jurassic Park.

If you’re staying at a hotel or resort, take advantage of keiki (children's) programs that range from lei-making to scuba lessons. Aulani Resort brings Disney magic to Oahu, with daily activities and pool parties with appearances by Mickey and his friends. On the island of Hawaii, Hilton Waikoloa Village boasts a lazy river and sprawling saltwater lagoon that’s home to several dolphins; kids can even shadow a dolphin trainer during their stay! More great family-friendly Hawaiian hotels include Turtle Bay on Oahu, Grand Wailea and Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Maui and Hilton Garden Inn Kauai. Best of all, many resorts offer day camps for kids that give parents some much-needed solo time. 

Check our calendar to see what fun events and festivals are happening during your visit. You don’t have to be a kid to love the Big Island Chocolate Festival, and daily farmers markets throughout the islands offer more exotic fruits and sweet treats than a candy store. Bust a move to hula grooves during the Slack Key Guitar Festival or Ukulele Festival Hawaii. And if you’re visiting during the holidays, lighting festivals, canoeing santas and brightly colored boat parades are just a few of the ways we celebrate. 

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Family Fun in Hawaii

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Oahu
Swim
2424 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Summary

Enjoy cool beverages and light fare under sunny skies or just relax in the Jacuzzis or on the rocking chairs in the gentle tradewinds with fabulous views of Waikiki Beach. Enjoy nightly entertainment while sipping a Mai Tai.

Oahu
Moana Terrace
2552 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815
Summary

Enjoy breathtaking views of Waikiki Beach from the Moana Terrace, offering lunch, dinner and cocktails daily. Delight in scrumptious entrees, while relaxing to the soothing sounds of the nightly Hawaiian entertainment.

Oahu
Rum Fire
2255 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Summary

Our menu mixes the spicy hot sizzle of the Pacific Rim of Fire with the fresh, cool, tropical touches of Waikiki. Sip on a tropical rum drink, rediscover the art of conversation and enjoy some social comfort food.

Oahu
Diamond Head Visitor Center
Diamond Head Crater
Array Diamond Head Visitor Center- Diamond Head Crater
Honolulu, HI 96797
Summary

The Diamond Head Visitor Center is a partnership between the State Park Division and Pacific Historic Parks. Open 365 days a year from 7 am to 3:30 pm and is located within Diamond Head crater.Official Diamond Head Tours and exclusive Diamond Head merchandise are available at the Visitor Center.

Oahu
Precious Hawaii
419 South Street
Suite 153
Honolulu, HI 96813
Summary

With over 20 years of experience in gifting, our committment is to present our customers with a large selection of high quality products, some of which are designed exclusively for Precious Hawaii. In addition to our full product line, we take pride in our high demand Participatory Pop Up Events.

Multi-Island
DFS Hawaii
330 Royal Hawaiian Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Summary

DFS Galleria Waikiki is the ultimate luxury shopping destination, bringing together world-class brands and unparalleled client services. DFS Galleria Waikiki is conveniently located in the heart of Waikiki and open daily from 9 am to 11 pm.

Kauai
Aloha Hawaiian Vacations
2410 Cleghorn St #2302
Honolulu, HI 96815
Summary

ALL INCLUSIVE HAWAII VACATION PACKAGES to Waikiki Beach (Honolulu - Oahu), Maui, Kauai, & the "Big Island" of Hawaii. Packages include Airfare, Hotels, Transfers, Flower Lei Daily: Breakfasts, Activities & Dinners (with evening events). Founded In 1982 - 30 Years of Excellence. Members of the BBB.

Kauai
Hawaii Adventure Center
3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy
Lihue, HI 96766
Summary

Hawaii Adventure Center is "Your One Stop for Adventure!" Take the planning out of your vacation time and spend every moment enjoying your most desired adventures and activities. Let one of our local activity specialists guide you through planning your next visit to Hawaii, the islands of Aloha.