Worldwide, Hawaii is considered the definition of paradise. The islands' brightly colored reefs and volcanoes have understandably given birth to many a legend. With family weekend getaways in Hawaii, you can discover just how true the stories of its transcendent beauty and idyllic beach culture are. Whether you're on a horseback trip with paniolo, Hawaii's cowboys, or embracing the spirit of aloha at the island's sparkling waterfalls and pools, Hawaii family vacations are the stuff of dreams.
Embrace the aloha lifestyle in Hawaii
Hole up in Honolulu for Polynesian dance festivals and spectacular art museums. Make a splash at picturesque Ala Moana Beach, or hike around the serene, palm-filled glades of the Ko'olau Range. Family vacations in Hawaii are the perfect opportunity to dig into authentic Asian cuisine in Honolulu's Chinatown and listen to Japanese taiko drumming performances. Hike through Maui's sublime Haleakalā National Park, and snorkel with manta rays and sea turtles off the coasts of Hawaii Island. Whale watching cruises depart regularly from the island, and you can journey through its hinterland on horseback for stunning views of this heavenly coastline. You'll be gushing about the dazzling falls in Hilo, which is an ideal hiking destination for family vacations in Hawaii.
Panoramas of the Pacific Ocean stretch for miles of bright blue from the summit of the Haleakalā volcano. Maui's highest peak is the subject of numerous local legends, and it's easy to see how they began when you witness these views. Finally, family vacations in Hawaii aren't complete without surfing off the coasts of Maui and Kauai. Don't miss Kihei's six miles of beach, from which you can look out on Kahoolawe, Molokini, and Lanai. Discover the bright marine life at these surreally beautiful islands on a snorkeling tour.