Oahu, Hawaii | Activities for the entire family.
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A trip to Hawaii had always been my dream vacation. I am so grateful and thankful that this dream became a reality. We visited two islands: Oahu, which you will see on this post and Maui, which you can find on another post. There were so many photos and experiences that I had to break it down. Because I am a teacher, the only real time I have to travel is during the summer. So we did. Here is our journey:
Be prepared for a nice hike, especially if you’re not that fit! Get some good walking shoes, a water bottle, and you’ll be ready to tackle Diamond Head on this beautiful island of Hawaii. It is absolutely gorgeous and it will be worth it…I promise! It’s a lot easier going down. The next 8 photos are of Diamond Head.
Polynesian Cultural Center
The Polynesian Cultural Center is a must see in Oahu, Hawaii! It is a huge place where you can encounter many styles of song & dance from many tropical islands.Make sure you stay for the evening show & Ali-i Luau buffet! It will make your mouth water!The next 8 photos are of the Polynesian Cultural Center.
- Chinaman Hat Island
Dole Plantation is the pit stop to pure refreshing goodness! Among the cool breezes of Hawaii, this plantation has many things to offer. Your children will have a blast (stay together if they’re young) exploring the next turn of the pineapple garden maze! This place has it all for a nice family morning or afternoon getaway. From the maze, train tour, garden tour, and food you will be pleased. But, in my opinion, one of the best things you can order at their grille the pineapple float! It is to die for, especially after the maze! Check out their menu here: Dole Plantation Menu
Hanauma Bay is on the top of my list of one of the most gorgeous beaches you could EVER visit not just in Hawaii, but anywhere! I recommend you go EARLY in the morning before they open to avoid congestion and to get the best snorkeling. They are a state park so they do have a minimal fee to enter. We arrived very early and had the entire beach to ourselves for a little while, which was breathtaking! The snorkeling was fantastic because the coral reef habitat.