During a Hawaii family vacation, you'll notice a very relaxed culture where everyone, including the locals, seems to be on vacation. Attractions for kids are easy to find, the tough part is deciding which ones to add to your Hawaii trip plan.
For one of the best Hawaii tourist attractions try the historic experience of Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu. Here, your kids can board a real submarine. For up-close encounters with sea creatures, make a visit to Waianae to give your kids a chance to swim with a dolphin or see real sea turtles. Take your kids to the Waikiki and experience the Oahu from a Segway. Find places to explore on the three-hour tour from Magic Island Glide such as Ala Wai Yacht Harbor and Magic Island. There is also a sunset two-hour tour, which hits the downtown areas and places like the Honolulu Zoo and the Diamond Head Lighthouse. Later you and the family can get lost together in the 1.7-mile maze at the Dole Plantation or surf it up on the famed North Shore, which is believed to be the original beginnings of big wave surfing.
At Liliuokalani Gardens on The Big Island of Hawaii, your kids can play on the Japanese style bridges and experience a little integrated culture. Many beaches include opportunities for you to snorkel and for your kids to swim in safe shallow tide pools. Some unique Hawaii attractions for kids are the Hawaiian cowboy, wagon ride and the chance to explore the lava tubes at the Volcanoes National Park. If you want to stay nearby, consider Volcano Places, which offers quiet bungalows that make for a lovely home-away-from-home.
Get some quality time with your kids by building a sand castle on the beaches of Kauai. The less busy island of Kauai offers time for more relaxation. Enjoy the beautiful sun baked beaches. Pack a picnic, attend a luau for a filling meal, catch a hula dancing show or just lay in the sun to listen to the gentle waves crashing on the sand. Any part or all is possible as you plan things to do in Hawaii with your kids.
Lanai, which is the namesake of the classic Hawaiian roofed patio, is one of the best places to go to escape and take a step away from the crowds. A Hawaii attraction for kids that you'll find on this island is the largest playground in paradise to roam free and have fun in the sun. At the hotel, be sure to ask about programs for your kids like junior scouts or hula lessons for a little extra event during your stay.
Hawaii has attractions for kids, literally a sea of possibilities to choose from. Choosing what to do and when to do it is easier with the MiniTime trip planner. It's easy and fun to use and can help you piece together the perfect Hawaii vacation.