Things to Do in Island of Hawaii with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Island of Hawaii, HI

Things to Do in Island of Hawaii with Kids

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  • Jeanne C
    2 contributions
    The most appealing human quality to me was seeing others help each other take photos...laughter, smiles, sweat and the smell of sweet Hawaiian flowers in the air! Isn't that part of what a vacation in Hawaii is supposed to include?!
    Written 20 September 2022
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  • Sam K
    Oakland, CA2 contributions
    Spectacular views from the lookout. Road was very steep and wouldn't recommend without an AWD. It was steep hike (difficult heading down and then obviously back up).
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • Mike F
    Antigo, WI121 contributions
    This was so awesome! We finally made the night view after being there 3 times during the day. Just amazing and my kids loved it, even needed a potty break all the way back to the porta-potty's and wanted to walk all the way back! I was asked a few times if it was worth it, absolutely!!
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Dana Williams
    3 contributions
    I had never done an experience like this and it was so much fun! The dolphins were very well trained and so sweet. The trainer was great in giving equal amounts of attention to each person and even making me feel included despite me not knowing how to swim. It was also great considering I was staying in the hotel where this activity was taking place, so very easy to get to!
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Linda M
    3 contributions
    I loved this beautiful white sand beach! Such a comfortable fun way to spend and afternoon. There is plenty of shade if you do not enjoy having too much sun. The water is a nice comfortable temperature too.
    Written 19 April 2022
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  • Nan
    Northwood, OH30 contributions
    When will I ever get another chance to see a volcano so closely? Even though a little pricey, it's worth it for a full day tour. Very knowledgeable tour guides give you all the info you need.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,809 contributions
    Driving the Chain of Craters Road was definitely a highly of my trip to Volcanoes NP. We drove the road from the visitors center to the end. It was amazing seeing the lava fields as far as the eye can see. Not only that but there were beautiful views of the ocean. There are many places to stop along the road and other attractions. It was a very scenic drive!
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • MilmineM
    Auckland, New Zealand535 contributions
    It is certainly a strenuous walk down and back out to this bay but the snorkelling is well worth it. Definitely the best amount of coral and fish i saw anywhere on big island. There are plenty of boat tours that can take you there but the walk in is definitely worth doing if you want to experience on your own.
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • osuangie07
    Newport, OR134 contributions
    A nice quaint beach within a private housing development. We were able to get a pass and go in after lunch time. Unexpectedly the snorkeling was quite good and not too many people. They had a shower. Be aware the beach is black sand so it’s HOT! A
    Great little spot
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • bbodb3
    2 contributions
    This is one outstanding beach and (at least at the time of our visit in June) there was no entry /admission fee. Parking is a bit tricky in that very few marked spaces exist but the custom here is (for now anyway) to park off the asphalt parallel to the road. Even when we parked a bit away from the beach, the walk was not all that far. The beach is wonderful - sandy bottom with no sea weed and every now and then a turtle would swim through the area even with a good number of people here. There was a lifeguard stand as well here during our visit. The rinse off stations were a nice touch and there are rest rooms here too. Most definitely worth a visit!
    Written 23 August 2022
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  • Rondella1
    Greensboro, North Carolina225 contributions
    This by far was our favorite beach! It has everything! snorkeling, beach, shade from the trees and lots of sun. There are areas that are rocky but walking down there are places sandy areas. There is a restroom present and an area to shower off the sandy. Large parking lot stays full. Pack a cooler with drinks, sandwiches and snacks. It's a great place to spend the day!
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Chet Davis
    San Rafael, CA95 contributions
    Easily accessible, classic waterfall wish lush green setting. Small-ish parking lot offers free parking - we found just waiting a few minutes and a parking space opened up. There are restrooms (toilets) and the waterfall can be viewed after a short walk (paved path). There is plenty of viewing "space" - short drive to central Hilo town.
    Written 1 September 2022
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  • Larry S
    2 contributions
    My wife and I had a fantastic dinner with a gorgeous sunset view at the Kahua Ranch. Fun activities include roping instructions, horseshoe and cornhole games, branding, and live country music with dancing. Even a line dance lesson. You will learn the fascinating history of the Hawaiian cowboy, the Paiolo, and see and learn about a working cattle ranch. A part of Hawaii most don't see. Highly recommend!
    Written 29 August 2022
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,809 contributions
    I stayed in Hilo for a week and made several trip to Kona. Because of this I drove the Saddle Road numerous times. I still can't get over the how much the landscape changes here. Seeing the lava flow in parts was spectacular. There are several areas to pull off. Watch out for animals as we saw a ton of goats close to the road. The road was in good condition and easy to drive at night.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • alekuee
    Philadelphia, PA18 contributions
    Like the volcano, I think your experience is all going to be based on timing. It was a clear night and we were able to see constellations very clearly. However, the moon was way too bright to allow us to see any difference in the Milky Way, compared to where we we could see it from our lodging in Pahoa.

    The drive up was super easy (and much easier than Haleakala) but we did not drive all the way to the top of the summit. Luckily, we had no issues acclimating.

    Flying out of Kona, it was cool to be able to see Mauna Kea from the plane and be able to see where we were the night before.
    Written 10 September 2022
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