Ah, Hawaii. Just the mention of the name of this island state is enough to bring a sense of calm. A family vacation to one of the lovely Hawaiian islands is a vacation of a lifetime to many families.
Which Hawaiian island is right for your family? There’s the natural beauty of Kauai with its verdant Napali coast and Poipu Beach, consistently rated one of the best beaches in the world. Oahu, meanwhile, is home to the big winter surfing waves of the legendary North Shore, the solemn American history of Pearl Harbor and the world-famous Waikiki Beach. Beautiful Maui is known for whale watching and the road to Hana while the island is rimmed with gorgeous beaches. The Big Island of Hawaii is home to active volcanoes, botanic gardens, coffee plantations and the beaches of Kona.
Hawaii is a top family vacation destination for our TravelingMom family travel experts. We know what works for kids and what doesn’t. Our experience is the key to ensuring your family vacations deliver all the fun and joy you hope they will. And we’ve got tips for making the most of your family trip, wherever you want to go.
What You Need to Know about Family Vacations in Hawaii
On these pages, we’ll tell you about the best family hotels on the islands. We’ll tell you about the best things to do with kids in Hawaii. We’ll give you tips for saving money and tips for getting the most out of your family vacations in Hawaii. And we’ll tell you the best free things to do on the islands—swimming, body surfing and long walks on the beach anyone? Doing the free stuff is always the best way to save money on family vacations.
Our writers know the ins and outs of family vacations in Chicago, New York City, the Caribbean, London, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and, of course that family vacation Mecca: Disney.
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