There couldn’t be a more relaxing vacation spot than Hawaii. There are lots of activities on both the land and in the water. The landscape provides the perfect backdrop for all sorts of outdoor activities. There will be plenty of things for the kids to do, so bring them with you.
The whole family will love boogie boarding or body surfing on one of the great beaches in Hawaii, like the world-famous Waikiki Beach. Waikiki even has a cheeseburger in paradise restaurant. The kids will love it. They can get any kind of toppings they want on these world-famous burgers. Don’t forget the Honolulu zoo. It is a small city zoo, but it’s worth taking a tour. The flamingo pond in the front is sure to please the kids and will offer a great photo-taking opportunity. The Waikiki Aquarium is another fun family stop.
It has a touch pond for the viewing pleasure of the kids and adults alike. Lastly, the bishop museum is worth taking a tour. They have demonstrations on the art of making lei’s as well as hula dancing performances. Before leaving the island take the kids to visit the world-famous beaches of the North Shore. It’s worth the drive to see the very beaches where world-class surfers congregate.
When visiting Maui a sure bet is the Maui Ocean Center, home to the largest tropical fish aquarium in the United States. The dolphin statues out front make a great background for a souvenir photo. Don’t forget to check out the whaling museum located in Lahaina. If you are visiting during the winter months go ahead and take a whale watching tour from the Lahaina harbor. It’s sure to please. The beaches in the resort area of Ka’anapali are fun for kids as well. Most of these resorts have awesome pools for little swimmers. Some even have water parks within the hotel themselves. Parents should take advantage of the kid’s programs at these resorts for some quiet time to themselves.
On the big island of Hawaii take a drive through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You can see active volcanoes and possibly some lava flow from the comfort and safety of your own rental car. Next, take a ride over to Waimea and take the kids for a horseback ride through the valley. You could do an all-day excursion complete with lunch, or perhaps just pony rides for the little kids. Lastly, you could go to North Kohala and try kayaking. This is a great place for beginners.
The island of Molokai will offer some good old-fashioned rest and relaxation in an authentic Hawaiian atmosphere. You could rent mountain bikes and explore the island together. Be careful, however, not to go too far off the trails, because it’s easy to get lost on the mostly undeveloped island. On this island, you should consider renting a house, so the kids will have plenty of room to spread out. Also, there aren’t too many hotel options here in Molokai.