A Family Vacation to Waikiki: Top 20 Kids Activities in Oahu

Photo of a Family Snorkeling, One of the Most Fun Kids Activities in OahuAlthough Prince Waikiki is a luxuriant, undeniably romantic hotel near Honolulu’s glamorous nightlife, this oceanside respite is also a massive draw for families. Even kiddos can appreciate sleek architecture, stylish local art, and high-class amenities, especially when they’re combined with free shuttles to the city’s best shops, restaurants, and attractions. Locating the most desirable kids activities in Oahu is somewhat of a challenge because there are so many options. However, Prince’s guests are surrounded by prime beach access, countless island tours, and, yes, a tasty ice cream shop or two.

The 20 Best Kids Activities in Oahu

Most kids enjoy splashing in the Pacific Ocean, learning about the island’s absorbing history, and exploring the biodiverse landscape. But there’s truly no end to the amount of potential kids activities in Oahu, especially for families with school-aged children as well as adolescents. Prince Waikiki’s highly-trained concierge team has an exuberant list of attractions, destinations, and activities at the ready. But no visit to beautiful Waikiki is complete with trying several of these guest-recommended, kid-friendly activities in Oahu:

  1. Queen’s Beach Snorkeling
  2. Mauna Loa Helicopter Tours
  3. Holokai Catamaran
  4. Visit Pearl Harbor
  5. Waikiki Beach Surfing Lessons
  6. Photo of Two Children Eating Ice Cream, One of the Yummiest Kids Activities in OahuShop at the Ala Moana Center, the World’s Largest Open-Air Mall
  7. Friday Night Fireworks (Perhaps on a Paddleboard?)
  8. Pose for Instagram Photos Beside Street Art Murals
  9. Dolphins and You: Swim with Spinner Dolphins
  10. Savor a Volcanic Sundae at Lappert’s Hawaii—Yum!
  11. Build a Sandcastle on Waikiki, Ala Moana, or Kahanamoku Beach
  12. Hike to the Peak of Diamond Head State Monument
  13. Oahu Photography Tours
  14. Try New Cuisines Together at Salt At Our Kaka’ako
  15. Hawaiian Parasailing: “Fun for the Whole Family”
  16. Bicycle Tour of Honolulu
  17. A Picnic at the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden
  18. Hook a Record-Sized Marlin with Magic Sport Fishing
  19. Revel Underneath Manoa Falls, a 150-Foot-Tall Waterfall
  20. A Self-Guided Art Tour for Teens

Photo of a Family Eating Room Service, One of the Most Relaxing Kids Activities in Oahu

Luxurious Waikiki Hotels

The majority of these kids activities in Oahu are minutes away from Prince Waikiki’s opulent, ocean-view suites. Make the stay even more memorable by joining the Prince Waikiki Club, which includes an exclusive lounge, personalized services, and complimentary snacks throughout the day. Again, don’t forget to interface with Prince’s concierge team to compile a handy list of the best family activities in Oahu, including the 20 aforementioned suggestions. Kiddos particularly love the mornings here at Prince as 100 Sails Restaurant & Bar provides the best breakfast in Waikiki! Call the front desk today at 1-855-622-7558 to a book that long-overdue escape to sunny Honolulu.