Hawaii Travel with Kids: OAHU

Home to Honolulu and Waikiki, Oahu is the most popular Hawaiian island for tourists to visit.

Oahu is the ultimate island for families who want to play at the beach, visit the Polynesian Cultural Center, hike Diamond head, and go shopping.

Kid-Friendly Oahu Resorts

The only Disney resort in Hawaii, Aulani is where you’ll enjoy character dining, spa, pools, an amazing kids club, and lots of family events.
Located on Oahu’s North Shore, Turtle Bay Resort offers family rooms and suites, restaurants, pools, spa and babysitting services.
Get unobstructed views of the city, parks, Waikiki and the ocean in some of the most spacious rooms in Waikiki.

Things to do on Oahu with Kids

Learn about seven Polynesian cultures through hands on activities, performances, and demonstrations from more than 100 native performers.
Take a private, kid-friendly tour of Pearl Harbor and visit the USS Arizona memorial, watch historical documentaries and explore museums dedicated to the events of WWII and Hawaii’s role in the war.
This 2-hour tour explores Turtle Canyon in Waikiki where crew specialize in kids, families, and first time snorkelers.

Island Comparison Posts

Debating between a few Hawaiian islands? Check out my comparison posts about Oahu vs Maui and Oahu vs Kauai.



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