Coming to Honolulu, here’s the best list of 10 things to do with kids in Waikiki. In Hawaii the lovely word for children is keiki (KAY-key). The word is commonly used when talking about children or children’s activities. Waikiki is a family friendly place with all kinds of activities to do with the keiki. Here’s our top 10 things to do with kids in Waikiki.
The Honolulu Zoo is one of the best things to do with kids in Waikiki. Animals from all over the world call the 42-acre spot located in Kapiolani Park right beside Diamond Head home. It is easy to plan a day at the Honolulu Zoo because it is open every day from 9 am to 4: 30 pm every day except Christmas. Children under 2 are free and children under 13 are $11. The Zoo is a stop along the Green Line.
#2 Beach Day
A beach day will probably be one of the highlights of your family trip to Hawaii. Waikiki is a very safe option for beach to swim and relax at. There are lifeguards, a sandy bottom, small waves to play in and you have lots of amenities close by. Another great beach to check out is Ala Moana located right outside of Waikiki across from Ala Moana Center. It also has lifeguards but it has no waves and is a little quieter.
#3 Shave Ice
During your family trip to Hawaii make sure you try shave ice. It’s not called shaved ice, locals just call it shave ice. Our favorite is Waiola Shave Ice located on Kapahulu. If you want to indulge in the best shave ice on the island the Yellow Line on the Waikiki Trolley stops at Leonard’s Bakery, the frozen treats are located just around the corner.
All the things are at Egg’n’Things. On Sundays and Tuesdays after 2pm kids eat free. What’s better than free? Stop by for breakfast and try the all fresh fruit rainbow pancakes. They are Hawaiian Macadamia Nut Pancakes loaded with Fresh Bananas, Blueberries, Pineapple, Strawberries, Kiwi, and Papaya.
#5 Friday Night Fireworks
A free thing to do with kids in Waikiki is watching the Friday Night Fireworks. Every Friday the Hilton Hawaiian Village shoots off a magical fireworks display over the Hilton Lagoon on the west side of Waikiki. Very frequently we get asked why do we have fireworks every Friday night? Well, the answer is simple…why not! Locals love the weekends just as much as you do.
#6 Waikiki Aquarium
Get up close to ocean creatures at the Waikiki Aquarium. See jellyfish, monk seals, giant clams and bright beautiful fish. Children love to learn about the ocean at the Waikiki Aquarium located in Kapiolani Park. Just hop on the Waikiki Trolley Green Line and hop off at the Aquarium stop. Keiki under the age of 3 are free while children 4 – 12 are $5.