Head west to KAPOLEI for family-friendly entertainment. There are plenty of options to keep keiki (children) entertained that don’t involve on-demand movies or a third round of shave ice. From education to adrenaline-filled activities, THE SECOND CITY OF O‘AHU has it covered. Add a new board to your quiver at SURFBOARD FACTORY HAWAI‘I. Waveriders of all skill sets will be able to find what they need at the comprehensive factory, located in Kapolei. With more than 1,000 boards on-hand, this is the largest surfb oard factory in the state. Here, they build boards as well as off er a vast selection of surf apparel and more. Take a gander at the on-site surf art gallery that features some of Hawai‘i’s top ocean-inspired artists.
Have some lively, calorie-burning fun at CORAL CRATER ADVENTURE PARK. Work up a sweat at the park’s Adventure Tower Climbing Wall, or get off the ground at a 50-foot giant pendulum swing. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, try the Aerial Challenge Course. There you’ll be met with 18 challenge elements that will have you climbing, swinging and jumping around. Visit coralcrater.com.
COOL DOWN AT A WATER PARK — Sandy beaches and hotel pools are fun, but for a real thrill, head to WET ‘N’ WILD HAWAI‘I for a splashing good time. With more than 25 water rides and attractions — from the whirling Tornado to the relaxing Kapolei Kooler lazy river, to water cannons and mini slides — there is something for families and thrill-seekers alike. Visit wetnwildhawaii.com.
SHOP AND EAT — The open-air shopping complex KA MAKANA ALI‘I opened in October 2016 with a lengthy list of retail stores and eateries that’s got everyone excited to make a shopping detour there. Located less than 10 miles from Ko ‘Olina, Ka Makana Ali‘i houses a Macy’s, Forever 21, Foot Locker, Sunglass Hut, Victoria’s Secret, California Pizza Kitchen, ‘Ōlino (a luxury movie theater) and much more.
MY CAFÉ 808-200-5737
WET ‘N’ WILD HAWAII 808-674-9283