Land of the Free: 5 Fab Freebies on Oahu
Free Things to do in Oahu By Kailani Okamoto
Kailani Okamoto blogs about Hawaii at An Island Life. Here are five of her favorite free things to do with kids on her home island of Oahu:
Kaka'ako Waterfront Park: Located in downtown Honolulu, this park is known for its tall grassy hills that the kids love to slide down on large pieces of cardboard brought from home. It's also a great place for a family picnic.
Ko Olina Lagoons: This manmade lagoon at the Ihilani Resort & Spa is the perfect place for kids, and is known for its safe swimming year-round. Rock barriers ensure a calm water environment for even the youngest family members.
USS Arizona Memorial: During the bombing of Pearl Harbor, nearly 1,200 soldiers were entombed in the USS Arizona. Today it's a memorial of this historic period and free tours are given each day on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 7:30 am.
Sunset on the Beach: At various beaches around the island, you can enjoy local entertainment and a free movie on a huge outdoor screen on designated weekends. You can purchase a picnic dinner from one of the many vendors or bring along your own food, then enjoy a movie and a meal under the stars.