Hawaii, or the aloha paradise, is one of the best destinations for a relaxed and enjoyable holiday, particularly Oahu. Families adore the Hawaiian Islands for various reasons:
- There are lots to do for kids.
- There’s a range of places to dine, often with free entertainment or a free kids-eat option.
- There’s a slew of family-friendly places to stay.
If you venture beyond the lovely beaches and hotels, some activities and sites will leave you with beautiful memories.Here are some activities for families to enjoy while visiting Oahu island.
- Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
Plan a day at the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum if you’re searching for a kid-friendly activity that’s entertaining, educational, and convenient to some of Oahu’s most fantastic family hotels. FlipKey dubbed this museum the “#1 Historical Spot Worth Traveling For.” It is jam-packed with tours and activities. The museum commemorates Pearl Harbor and its significance in World War II. There are also other additional activities to enjoy.
- Matsumoto Shave Ice
Nothing beats tasty shaved ice, and Matsumoto Shave Ice is the ideal venue to indulge in this delight on Oahu. This famous shave ice shop, founded in 1951, is perfect for when you need a pick-me-up and want to enjoy some downtime. There are various tastes, including watermelon, vanilla, bubble gum, cotton candy, lychee, pineapple, and papaya.
- The Bishop Museum
The Bishop Museum is an excellent source of important South Pacific artifacts, like King Kamehameha’s feathered cape and headdress, which were recently returned to the Hawaiian Islands from the British Museum. There is a planetarium where you can learn how to navigate by the stars, a unique skill of the ancient Hawaiians. Special exhibitions also focus on science and nature that change throughout the year.
- Halona Blowhole
The Halona Blowhole is a natural feature made by molten lava tubes formed when Oahu’s Koko Head crater erupted. This lava tube goes out into the ocean and has a small opening at the top. When the waves are just right, water pressure builds up inside the lava tube and shoots out of the small space, making a unique Hawaiian geyser for you to see.
See these details from Go Tours Hawaii to know more hidden gems of Oahu.
- North Shore Dole Pineapple Farm
The North Shore Dole Pineapple Farm Tour is a locally guided trip to the North Shore of Oahu, where guests will have exclusive access to the famous Dole Pineapple fields in Wahiawa. They can see everything that goes into making a Dole pineapple. This one-of-a-kind experience on Oahu is a must-do for anyone visiting Hawaii. Guests will see, feel, and taste everything from planting and harvesting to processing and packing.
Want to know more about Oahu? See this infographic from Go Tours Hawaii.