Current scenario: School's out and your family is clamoring for a getaway. We've got you covered, Mom & Dad! Waikiki is the place to be with endless outdoor activities, stunning scenery, and family-friendly accommodation options to keep the kids entertained and you relaxed (well…as much as possible). Grab your flip-flops, fruit roll-ups and reef-safe sunscreen and get ready for some fun in the sun with our list of must-do family adventures in paradise.
Suite Life, Sweet Dreams
When you are traveling with kids, it is key to have a comfortable place to call home base for naps, bath time and to crash at bedtime. News flash! All the rooms at Embassy Suites Waikiki are suites with spacious living rooms, microwaves and mini fridges. The one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites are sanity savers for parents. Imagine putting the kids to bed and enjoying some adult-time in your own space? Yes, please!
Embassy Suites Waikiki also makes your morning routine a breeze with complimentary made-to-order breakfast, so each family member gets their favorites. The kids will chow down on pancakes, fruit, and pastries, and parents will love the choose-your-own-ingredients omelet station.
Swim, Splash, Repeat
After fueling up for the day, head down to the Grand Lanai pool deck for swimming, splashing, and screaming with delight. With a heated pool, hot tub, children's pool and spacious sundeck, the kids will be entertained all morning while parents can rent a private cabana for lounging. Order poolside delivery from Yard House in the lobby for an easy-peasy lunch without lifting a finger. Yes, they have chicken fingers and a full kid's menu! You'll also score 10% off plus free delivery.
From Bored to Surfboard
Catching their first wave is sure to get your family excited and beat summertime boredom. There's no better place to learn to surf than the birthplace of surfing itself, Waikiki! Located on the first floor at Embassy Suites Waikiki, Big Wave Dave Surf & Coffee offers board and beach equipment rentals and surf lessons. Equipped with patience, soft top surfboards and life jackets, the Big Wave Dave staff can help teach all ages and levels to paddle out and hang loose.
Would you dare hike up the center of an extinct tuff crater? Waikiki is home to Le‘ahi, also known as Diamond Head. Traverse the 0.8 mile hike which rises 560 ft. from the crater floor to the summit through an underground tunnel, steep stairs and old military bunkers. You'll be rewarded at the top with a view of Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean like none other.
Calling all future zoologists! Treat your family to a VIP experience with Honolulu Zoo's Twilight Tours. Each Saturday evening, you have the opportunity to see what the zoo is like after all the visitors leave. The guided two-hour tour takes a look at some of the zoo's most intriguing animals as they prepare for sleep, and while others are just waking up.
Escape to Paradise
You're on vacation, so try something new! For some unforgettable family bonding, challenge yourselves with an escape room session at Breakout Waikiki located on Waikiki Beach Walk, across the street from Embassy Suites Waikiki. With five unique playrooms of different levels to choose from, you can select the scenario that speaks to your family. Will you act as railway stowaways in "Secret Sabotage" or save the world before it's too late in "The Hero"?