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Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area Puako
#11 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Hapuna Beach has white sand beach, so amazing, family friendly, kids will definetely love building sand castles, such a beautiful spot for picnics, very romantic, and extremely clean!
a wonderful and easy to access beach that is sunny more than 300 days per year, surf is mild and the water is shallow so it is perfect for families
The Vanillerie Kailua-Kona
#2 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
The trip was well worth while, and would be educational and fun for adults and children alike.
The tour was informative and kept the interest of grandparents and kids (ages 8 and 5) alike.
Kanaloa Octopus Farm Kailua-Kona
#22 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Jake Conroy, the charismatic founder, has made a place where we can enjoy the smartest invertebrates up close—you must go! Perfect for families!
Everyone on the tour had a great time and most of all the kids just loved it.
Carlsmith Beach Park Hilo
#20 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
There is a large sand bottom bay area that would be great for kids to splash and play in that is protected from the larger deeper sandy/rocky snorkeling and swimming area.
Lots of sea life and a lot of fun for a swim, pick nick and to hang out with friends and family.
Punaluu Black Sand Beach Pahala
#38 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Beautiful and Unique - Kids loved it too!
The kids were having a good time splashing around and watching the sea turtles on the beach (from a safe distance — for the sea turtles, that is).
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Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm Kailua-Kona
#46 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
At the end of the tour you get to hold a seahorse - the kids loved that!! Excellent tour guide who is a biologist at the facility,
This tour is well guided, fun for kids and adults and at the end, you can even have a seahorse wrap around your fingers!
Paradise Meadows Naalehu
#7 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
My kids were thrilled with all the macaws, geese, and dogs, and we all enjoyed casual tours of the farm, including the pineapples, mangoes, bananas, coffee, and more.
finally our whole family got the farm tour by the owner, where we learned a lot about hawaii, the crops grown there and also about their parrots and ducks.
Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park Honaunau
#29 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Overall this is a great spot for families, and highly recommend for everyone!
We also saw pools in the rock south of park with shaded picnic tables..peope were in the pools with kids--looked great!
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Liliuokalani Gardens Hilo
#51 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Everytime we come to Hilo we visit here-its' a nice place for a picnic lunch and the garden bridges and paths are always fun for the kids to run around and explore.
It's great free place to enjoy harbor views and families enjoying a beautiful park.
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Kahaluu Bay Kailua-Kona
#27 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Even for the real beginner and kids, with lots fish in shallow waters, easy to see only 100 ft from the sand, great parking, showers, life guards, food truck, only 4 miles from downtown Kona.
This is fantastic place to go for the whole family ideal for kids and there is lots of beautiful coloured fish and an abundance of turtles that just swim by.
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Kona Coffee Living History Farm Captain Cook
#8 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
If you are a family with kids, any age, its a great visit, but especially for kids in school - they'll learn a lot about a subject that will fascinate them and encourage an interest in history and people different...
The place is lovingly restored to match memories of family members who lived there, and the charm and love surrounding the farm is evident.
Dolphin Quest Waikoloa
#12 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Both kids (9 & 7) absolutely loved their time learning about the Dolphins then playing with them, kissing, cuddling, feeding etc. the trainer, Megan, was awesome and so patient with the kids.
It was an amazing experience I just wish it was less expensive so more people could enjoy it The kids loved it, the dolphins are very well trained the trainers were very professional and the resort is an amazing p...
Mauna Kea Beach
#15 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Nice waves makes it perfect for kids to surf or boogie board.
Great for kids and adults alike.
Akaka Falls State Park Hilo
#44 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
The Falls are breathtaking and the paved path make it easy for families of all ages to get around and get a perfect picture.
Considering some trails take hours this place is perfect for kids and a quick stop for some beauty.
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Waialea Beach Waimea
#34 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
This is the beach with ample shade, practically wind free, and on the north tip you'll find a perfect bit of sandy beach access for kids to play in.
This place was really neat - it had plenty of shade and was definitely family friendly.
Laupahoehoe Beach Park Laupahoehoe
#40 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
There’s a memorial for the 24 people (mostly children) that died in a tsunami in 1946, made more poignant when you consider the beauty and isolation of the point.
The site at Laupāhoehoe has a tragic history associated with the 1946 tidal wave which took many school children and their teacher's lives on 01 April 1946, a memorial to the victims is present.
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay) Kailua-Kona
#9 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
This beach has very soft white sand, gorgeous clear light blue water, fun small waves, perfect for small kids to adults to swim, play and lots of beachfront space, easy access to beach from the parking area, has b...
What we love about this beach is it's super soft, silky sand, the big turquoise waves, the fun boogie boarding and family friends beach.
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park Kailua-Kona
#47 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
... the trails will take you to a lovely beach where honu turtles feed/haul out, keikis safely splash in the warm water, and families picnic/enjoy the seashore... an excellent place to spend a morning or afternoon!
We had our sons birthday here - great for kids as there are very few waves and super exciting for them to see the turtles!
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Thomas A. Jaggar Museum Volcano
#24 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Our group included kids 2-15 years old, adults and 74 year old grandparents: We planned a few stops during our drive from Waikoloa to the Kilauea caldera in Volcano National Park.
Grow ups and children alike will delight in the exhibits, the films of the constantly erupting volcano, and the overlook platform.
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Kahalu'u Beach Park Keauhou
#57 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Great little black beach with some shade at lower tide, tide pools and turtles for kids, great snorkelling as soon as you put your face in the water.
Perfect family spot with smaller kids, first time snorkelers and experienced ones.
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Evening at Kahua Ranch Waimea
#39 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
The kids had so much fun with all of the actvities, branding (wood), learning to lasso, horseshoes, tether ball, star gazing through a telescope (we saw Jupiter and its 4 moons), petting a giant pig, a horse,, etc.
She seems to go out of her way to ensure you have your drinks refilled, partake in the dancing and sing-along that she leads, The dinner was excellent & I loved the Macadamia nut pie The kids loved the resident Pi...
Puako Bay Puako
#43 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
The turtles come close to the volcanic overflows so this is a great area for children to spot turtles.
It is one of my favorite spots to swim and snorkel and great for families.
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Richardson Beach Park Hilo
#62 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
This spot is great for turtle spotting and has a sheltered area for snorkelling which is protected and safe for kids providing they are supervised.
Great snorkeling for families right off beach, calm water in morning and plenty of fish without searching.
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Kahaluu Beach Keauhou
#63 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
This is a great family beach with a little something for everyone — snorkeling, surfing, reasonable beach area, life guards, showers, bathrooms, and even a food truck.
Our kids especially had a fabulous time snorkelling and then exploring the rock pools.
Maku'u Farmer's Market Pahoa
#37 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Eclectic Market, Fun and Family-Friendly
Parking can be chaotic, drive slow and watch for the many kids running around and the restrooms are large and clean.
Anaehoomalu Waikoloa
#76 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Family friendly, great place for kids to snorkel, and even better to walk along the great sand of the north side to see turtles or walk the path back to the Waikoloa Hilton.
Wonderful old trees nearby that make great props and background for family photos.
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Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens Hilo
#86 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
But you get this amazing Rainforest to walk though and its free! it has a great play are for the kids and picnic area.
However, the grip of the other exhibits were AWESOME!! My children all under 5 had so much fun, their playground was very nice, great shade, lots of seats.
St. Michael the Archangel Church Kailua-Kona
#19 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
First time here, but we were made to feel like family.It's a beautiful church, the music team did a great job.
The congregation consists of locals and many tourists who come together as a Christian family.
49 Black Sand Beach Waikoloa
#55 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
Loved this quaint little beach.. surrounded by coconut trees and clean ocean breeze... Parking and entry is free.. Beach is tiny and the rocks on the other side has tiny crabs roaming.. its a delight for kids and...
Great place for a family event, relaxing by the water and a chance to see amazing sea turtles that sit right next to you.
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Papaikou
#3 of 372 things to do in Island of Hawaii
We were skeptical about a botanical garden but this place was truly amazing and a must see! even our twin 15 year old kids were entranced.
I recommend that you go early before it gets to hot and the masses of families arrive to disrupt the tranquil beauty of this amazing location.
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