All in the Family
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.
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.
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.
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.
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