Rumor has it that some of the grains have come all the way from Australia to help fill the beach. Yep, Waikiki Beach is actually manufactured. But, who cares. It’s gorgeous and it’s a beach! 

Waikiki Beach is now one of my favorite city beaches in the world, and there are plenty of things to do in Waikiki with kids! 

One of my favorite memories of our Hawaii trip was when Savannah got a tattoo from one of the male performers who happened to look just like Maui from Moana. She was convinced it was him and she was smitten. 

Polynesian Luau

We enjoyed spending the afternoon playing with the water toys and it was the first time for the girls to go on a paddle boat and Savannah loved taking control of the driving. 

Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon (at Hilton Hawaiian Village)

Kahanamoku Beach provides a nice swimming area that is relatively safe for kids, and there’s plenty of space on the sand to lay your towel for sunbathing. 

Spend a day at Waikiki Beach

I’m so glad we decided to go, and I now know why it’s one of the best things to do in Waikiki with kids. It was a fantastic educational experience for our kids and I was so impressed with how they behaved and what they learned.

Pearl Harbor Tour

The Diamond Head walk was at the top of our Hawaii bucket list. And from the number of people on the walk when we did it, I think it’s on the top of everyone’ else’s’ things to do in Waikiki list too. 

Diamond Head Walk