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inHawaii Family Life offers down-to-earth, real-life experiences

and suggestions for traveling with your little and not-so-little ones.

We get it. We’ve traveled in all shapes and styles: solo, as a duo, with infants, (infants and) toddlers, teens, and even with larger family groups on a few multigenerational trips. (Thank goodness our toddler could nap at the same time as my Grandparents! 🤭)

Sometimes it’s not easy finding activities that can entertain everyone. Or how do we navigate activities to cover interests of preschoolers, elementary kids, teens, or college-aged kids?!

These are the questions we relentlessly google-searched too – how many tabs do you have open? – so we know that family-to-family recommendations are valuable tools while planning your Hawaii vacation, stay-cation, or even a trip to the beach!

Hawaii Islands and Travel Guides

Here’s some information about the different islands of Hawaii. Happy traveling!

Our Highlights

Get the most out of your trip by booking the tours that work best for you and your family! Here are some Hawaii Tours highlights.

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Top Things To Do On Oahu, Hawaii

1. Swim in the world famous Waikiki beach

The world famous Waikiki beach is famous for a reason and if you have come with family members who don’t really swim, this will give you options for both the novice and the expert swimmer.

2. Walk up the Diamond Head trail

Check out the view from Diamond Head where it gives you a stunning 360-degree panoramic view of Waikiki, downtown Honolulu, stunning shoreline, and the Windward-side of Oahu.

3. Visit North Shore Beaches for the giant waves

Ok, this comes with a caveat, the giant waves of the North Shore only come in winter time, but if you happen to be here, pull up a chair and just watch those colossal 20~30 foot waves crash to the shore, you’ll see a spectacular show of the power of the ocean.

Waikiki Beach with kids
Kids on Lanikai Pill Box

What We Offer

Hawaii Family Life is a one-stop site for all things Hawaii + travel + family.

Whether your visiting Hawaii for the first or 10th time, an expat visiting Grandma and Grandpa with your mainland-raised kids, or a local family trying to figure out what to do for the weekend, we’re here to share all of our experiences with you! Hopefully, we can give you some insights into  the Dos and Don’ts we’ve learned along the way. 


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We hope our research and information is helpful for you.

Island Hopping in Hawaii

Island Hopping in Hawaii

Island Hopping in Hawaii One of the most commonly asked questions Hawaii visitors want to know is about visiting and hopping to another Hawaiian island during their vacation stay. What's the best way to island hop? Is it worth jumping to another island? In...

Packing for Your Hawaii Vacation

Packing for Your Hawaii Vacation

Packing for Hawaii can be an adventure within itself - whether you're going for business, to visit family, attend a wedding, or live out your bucket-list dream vacation, it’s really easy to overpack, under pack, or pack the completely wrong things. In Hawaii, there...

Aweoweo Beach Park and Snorkeling

Want to visit a small, really out-of-the-way beach? Check out this beach park that we accidentally came across. We were in the mode of exploring Oahu's North Shore with no destination in mind. It was one of those journey moments. We were just driving with the...

Little Hidden Gems Around the Island of Oahu

Little Hidden Gems Around the Island of Oahu

As we visited different sites around Oahu, we often came across surprising little hidden gems. These are NOT things that you want it to make it a destination, but if you happen to be there, it will add a little more to your visit. This is a running list, so check back...

Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island

Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island

Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island are probably one of the most family-friendly, community-friendly beach parks on Oahu. For many of us who grew up on Oahu, Ala Moana Beach is often a gathering place for birthday parties, work/sports team/church potlucks, and giant...

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Okay, so funny story on how Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail became one of our go-to favorite trails. Shortly after we moved (back) to Hawaii, we were looking for something to do besides eating our way across the island or going to a beach. We wanted to go hiking but...