Oahu Travel Hacks + Budget Tips for Families
When I tell people that I take my kids to Hawaii about once a year, I always explain that my Mom lives on Kauai and we try to cut costs whenever possible. The truth is, a trip to Hawaii (even with kids) doesn’t have to cost and arm and a leg. So, I’ve compiled my top Oahu travel hacks and tips for Oahu on a budget.
Why is Doing a Family Photo Shoot in Hawaii a Smart Idea?
When you are planning your Oahu vacation, I’m sure you’ve thought about the best beaches, attractions, activities, and restaurants you want to experience on your Hawaiian vacation. And you may be driving around the North Shore, Waikiki, Honolulu and all over the island. So, why would you stop all your fun to do Hawaii family photography on Oahu? Here’s why:
What Makes Hawaiian Cookies Special?
As I’ve gotten older, most of my souvenirs from Hawaii are food souvenirs. Honolulu Cookie Company features some of my favorite Hawaiian cookies. Shortbread cookies are my favorite and I love how Honolulu Cookie Company puts their own tropical flair into each cookie. I’m partial to the guava, lilikoi and mango flavors.
If you’re looking for things to do in Oahu with kids, the Polynesian Cultural Center should be high on your list. For the past 55 years, it’s been of the most prominent family activities on Oahu. In fact, it’s Hawaii’s number one paid attraction. More than 1 million visitors experience the Polynesian Cultural Center each year. A day at the Polynesian Cultural Center is a MUST while exploring Oahu with kids.
Toa Luau: Oahu’s Newest Luau Experience
Are you heading to Oahu and looking for a family-friendly luau to attend? Have you been to others on the island and just want something a bit more authentic or different?
Toa Luau at Waimea Valley is Oahu’s newest luau experience. It’s a family-run North Shore luau that started in October 2017. If you’re visiting Hawaii for the first time, Toa Lua is a must do in Oahu.
Spending the holidays in Hawaii is a one-of- a-kind experience! I’ve spent many holiday seasons in Hawaii. I love the island-style twist for Christmas in the tropics.
Here are my top picks for the most popular islands in Hawaii. Updated Nov 21, 2018!