All in the Fam­ily

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Once you check your lug­gage in and pass through TSA screen­ings, leave your trou­bles be­hind. Al­low your­self and your keiki (kids) to run free and ex­pe­ri­ence the laid­back is­land lifestyle with these fam­i­lyfriendly ac­tiv­i­ties. We know that the cost of ac­tiv­i­ties can get ex­pen­sive, so we rec­om­mend vis­it­ing each web­site for ex­clu­sive deals and coupons. How­ever, with enough creativity, there is a long list of free ac­tiv­i­ties for kids to ex­plore, such as dis­cov­er­ing beaches and tide­pools, hik­ing and, our per­sonal fa­vorite, build­ing sand cas­tles.

CALL OF THE WILD

Aside from an im­pres­sive lineup of ex­otic an­i­mals, the Honolulu Zoo’s sprawl­ing 42 acres is a haven for young minds. Sum­mer camps, night ex­cur­sions and in­ter­ac­tive work­shops are only but a few of what kids can ex­pe­ri­ence. Be sure to visit the Dis­cov­ery For­est, which is lo­cated near the en­trance. 151 Ka­pahulu Ave., 808.971.7171, www.hon­olu­lu­zoo.org.

UN­DER­WA­TER WORLD

Hop aboard a sub­ma­rine to ex­plore life on the ocean floor and get a closer look at the thou­sands of fish, play­ing tur­tles, sunken ships, air­plane relics and the oc­ca­sional cameo of sharks. Book­ing on­line pro­vides ad­di­tional dis­counts. 2005 Kalia Road, 808.973.9811, www.at­lanti­sad­ven­tures.com.

ON LO­CA­TION

Surely they’ve seen “Juras­sic Park”, “Godzilla” or “50 First Dates.” Take them on a tour of sites from these films aboard a vin­tage school bus and they won’t be able to stop telling their friends about it. Or sign them up for the Ocean Voy­ag­ing Tour where a cata­ma­ran ride will whisk them away around Kane‘ohe Bay to Chi­na­man’s Hat. 49-560 Kame­hameha Hwy., 808.237.7321, www.kualoa.com.

GET WILD

Age-ap­pro­pri­ate thrills await at Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Wa­ter World Play­ground, a multi-level aquatic haven that is full of kid-friendly slides and in­ter­ac­tive wa­ter can­nons. 400 Far­ring­ton Hwy., Kapolei, 808.674.9283, www.wet­nwild­hawaii.com.

Cap­tion 7 pt, Myr­iad Wet ‘n’ProWild’sSemi-Water­boldWorldSemiPlay­ground is ex­tendeda haven for Cap­tionkids.

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