Hawaii with the Kids? How to Make Your Trip Stress-Free and Absolutely Magical

Going on vacation with the kids can be an absolutely thrilling experience. After all, you get to see everything new again through their eyes. This is what makes taking kids to experience new things just so wonderful, especially if you’ve already been before. Showing them exciting things to do, see, and enjoy is like trying all those activities again for the first time.

It’s for this reason that every holiday can be a kids’ holiday, especially destination vacations like a trip to Hawaii. While yes, you will need to prepare more and spread out your to-do list to accommodate their energy levels, a trip to Hawaii can truly be a once-in-a-lifetime family experience.

Book a Kid-Friendly Resort

There are many amazing kid-friendly Oahu resorts to pick from. To keep things easy, choose the one with the most things to do on-site. This way, you can keep your kids entertained, or they can safely stay in their hotel room while the parents go for a late-night live music event and still be close by. Not only do these resorts have kids’ clubs and pools, but they also have lei-making, live dances, and so much more that will surely capture your kids’ attention and imagination.

Top Museums for Kids

Museums are such a great place to bring kids. They can learn, they can engage, and there are usually several activities to help keep your kids entertained. One of the most famous museums by far is Pearl Harbor. Not only do you have the memorial to visit, but you and your family can also explore the USS Bowfin, a Balao-class submarine. Exploring the real ships is always a treat, especially for kids.

Other top destinations include the zoo and aquariums.

See the Cultural Experiences

Cultural experiences are a delight for adults and kids alike. Go to a Hula show, attend a luau, learn to make a lei, and more. Many of these activities are available directly in your resort. However, if you want to get the most authentic experience (including learning about the history and meaning behind these cultural practices), you’ll want to go to the Polynesian Cultural Center. However, doing a mix of both is a lot of fun and a great way to spend time together as a family.

Luaus are particularly great since they usually include buffet meals, giving kids the comfort of choosing their favorite meals.

Get Out in Nature

Kids love being out in nature, so get out there! Hike up to Diamond Head, go snorkeling in Waikiki Beach, learn how to surf together, or explore Kualoa Ranch. There are so many ways you can get out together as a family. Yes, you’ll want your kids to be a bit older so you’re not dragging strollers around with you, but for families with older kids and teens, there’s nothing better than getting out in Hawaii’s nature. Keep in mind you’ll need to rent a car to get to the more remote areas, or go with a preplanned tour!

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