Attention Hawai‘i families! Fall break is around the corner, and your keiki will be out of school for a week. Do you have a plan yet? Our suggestion: High tail it to Waikiki for a week of fun in the sun, pool days in paradise, and staycation adventures. Check out our must-do itinerary for five days jam-packed with ‘ohana-friendly activities.
Pack your bags and rejoice in the short travel time to Embassy Suites Waikiki. Check in to a one or two-bedroom suite with spacious living room, so your family can be close, but not too close. Each room has a kitchenette with microwave and mini fridge which comes in clutch when feeding keiki away from home. But don't worry Mom, complimentary made-to-order breakfast is included in your stay, as well as an evening poolside reception with drinks and snacks. The kama‘aina rate also offers waived resort charge and 50% off parking. Hint: use promo code KAS.
As soon as your keiki spy Embassy Suites Waikiki's Grand Lanai pool deck with heated pool, children's pool, and whirlpool spa, they'll be diving in and occupied for the day. Rent a poolside cabana or daybed, so you can lounge in the shade with a Mai Tai while keeping an eye on your little mermaids. Hot tip: take advantage of free delivery from Yard House so you can fuel up the family without lifting a foot, plus score 10% off your order.
Spend Wednesday at Waikiki Beach Walk bustling with boutique shops, unique eats and family fun. Challenge your family to an escape room session at Breakout Waikiki. Hungry? Customize your perfect poke bowl for picky eaters at Poké Bar and cool off with a homemade waffle cone piled high with gelato from Café Glacé.
Thrilling Thursday calls for some wave action! Let your kids decide how they want to tackle Waikiki: on a stand-up paddle board, surfboard or outrigger canoe. Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee located in the lobby of Embassy Suites Waikiki gets you ready for an action-packed day with board rentals, lessons and beach equipment (yes, even life jackets!).
Aloha Fridays are better with the fish! Say ‘hi' to more than 500 marine species that call the Waikiki Aquarium home. Keiki will be in awe of the hypnotizing jellyfish exhibit, the adorable seahorses, and the colorful clownfish ("There's Nemo!"). But they may run when they round the corner and spot the shark tank! Check out the audio guide you can listen to from your smartphone for a more in-depth experience. And remember to ask for the kama‘aina discount at admission!