Have Family-Friendly FunO‘ahu

Traveling with the tykes doesn’t have to be a burden! In fact, O‘ahu has many activities that are FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. Grab the keiki (kids), and explore some of these parent-approved attractions.

If dry is your style, ATLANTIS ADVENTURES operates O‘ahu’s POPULAR SUBMARINE ADVENTURES. Watch your child’s eyes light up as they hunt for “Nemo” (or “Dory”!) on an underwater journey to ATLANTIS REEF to two sunken ships, wrecked airplanes and a reef bursting with colorful sea critters! Mom and Dad will be pleased to sit in the air-conditioned comfort of the world’s largest submarine fleet: a spacious, 64-seat, 100-foot-plus sub. Visit atlantisadventures.com.

Out west, WET ‘N’ WILD HAWAII, a water park with 25 RIDES AND ATTRACTIONS, offers something for tranquil and thrill-seeking families alike. Visit wetnwildhawaii.com.

Down the road, you’ll also find O‘ahu’s indoor trampoline park, ITRAMPOLINE HAWAII, which offers 360 degrees of safe trampoline walls. Kids can bounce on the free court, while Mom and Dad take up a fitness class or relax in the WiFi-enabled lounge area. Visit itrampolinehawaii.com.

CLIMB WORKS KEANA FARMS on the North shore offers an educational zipline tour over a breathtaking farm to appease all travelers! O‘ahu’s first zipline tour offers a dynamic voyage for the whole family. Visit climbworks.com.

A few miles down the road, you’ll find KUALOA, a 4,000-acre working cattle ranch rich in history. Kualoa offers many FAMILY-FRIENDLY TOURS, such as the JUNGLE EXPEDITION through the jungle trails, horseback rides, ATV rides and its popular MOVIE SITES & RANCH TOUR. Visit kualoa.com.

Founded in 1963, POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER celebrates Hawai‘i’s diverse polynesian background with award-winning performances and interactive attractions. Visit polynesia.com.

Named “One of the Top Ten Aviation Attractions” by TripAdvisor, PACIFIC AVIATION MUSEUM grants knowledge-seeking families the opportunity to see vintage warplanes and displays dedicated to the role

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of combat airplanes in the pacific during WWII. Fun events, such as the museum’s OPEN COCKPIT DAYS, will have your family soaring! Visit pacificaviationmuseum.org.

Visiting PEARL HARBOR also offers families the opportunity to visit historical sites such as the USS MISSOURI AND USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL. The Missouri launched the “HEART OF THE MISSOURI tour in November 2012, opening areas never before available for exploration. Visit pacifichistoricparks.org.

Thrill seekers; look no further than CORAL CRATER ADVENTURE PARK. With over 15 adventure activities and party packages, you’ll be sure to find any form of adventure that you crave. Take a full zip line tour, rent an ATV for the day, or test your climbing and jumping abilities at the Aerial Adventure Challenge course. Looking to try something new? Hop on an electric mountain bike and head to the beach in the Electric Mountain Bike Beach Adventure. Visit coralcrater.com.

Since opening in 1964, SEA LIFE PARK has entertained millions of families with lively marine shows and vivid exhibits. The park recently opened its 3D SEA INTERACTIVE SEA LIFE EXPERIENCE attraction, remodeled DOLPHIN COVE and the STORM WATER EDUCATION DISPLAY. Visit sealifeparkhawaii.com.

But, if Mom and Dad would like to venture out alone—and not feel badly about leaving the kids behind—KAMA‘AINA KIDS is a nonprofit organization providing kids’ camps, education and enrichment programs, as well as child care. Visit kamaainakids.com.

Atlantis Adventures (800) 548-6262
CLIMB Works Keana Farms (808) 200-7906
Hawaii Pirate Ship Adventures (808) 593-Ahoy (2469)
Kualoa (808) 237-7321 Or (800) 231-7321
Pacific Aviation Museum (808) 441-1000
Polynesian Cultural Center (808) 293-3333
Sea Life Park (808) 259-2500
USS Missouri (877) 644-4896
Wet ‘N’ Wild Hawaii (808) 674-9283