When Dustin and I got married we didn’t go on a honeymoon. Instead we used the money we had saved up at the time to fix up the home we had just bought. At the time that seemed more important and well… it probably was the more “adult” decision to make, but I still wish we had gone on a honeymoon. And now a little over five years and almost three kids later we still haven’t gone on an extravagant vacation to a beautiful place… like say Hawaii.
And now that we are going to be a family of three I just can’t see taking a vacation without my entire family. The whole time I would be gone I would be thinking about my kids especially if we were somewhere as far away as Hawaii. So have you ever thought about Hawaii vacations with kids?
I would be fine relaxing on the beach all day if it was just me and the hubby, but with little ones in tow that just wouldn’t fly and so I decided to see what we could do with them if we decided to head to Hawaii.
Hike Diamond Head: My girls love going on hikes and so what better way to burn off some energy in Hawaii then doing one of the same things they love at home, but in a new surrounding? Located in Waikiki is the punchbowl crater of Diamond Head, a monument as famous as the island it calls home. It’s not a difficult hike, but does end with steep stairs leading to the summit that will give you amazing views of Waikiki and Oahu’s southern coastline.
WAIKIKI AQUARIUM: Alleigh and Kaelyn are both huge fans of fish – especially their fish who was lovingly named Hammer by Kaelyn, hehe. And so I think they would love to visit this aquarium which has over 3,500 marine animals and houses more than 500 species of aquatic animals and plants, including Hawaiian monk seals and mesmerizing sea jellies.
HONOLULU ZOO: Not many kiddos don’t like zoos, so why not check out a zoo while in Hawaii? The Honolulu Zoo, located in Waikiki, is home to over 1,230 animals, including numerous species you will only find in the Honolulu Zoo. Some animals you can expect to see include Komodo dragons, meerkats, Sumatran Tigers, White Rhinoceros and so much more!
And those are just a few things I found to do with the little ones! I definitely think a Hawaiian vacation with our soon to be three little ones would be a fun time and much less stressful on me than leaving them at home.