United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Waikoloa restaurants?
  2. 2 Dallas or Atlanta in January??
  3. 3 Agriturisimos in Napa, Sonoma?
  4. 4 Newark Airport Hotel for a day
  5. 5 Asbury Park, NJ area help
  6. 6 4 days in Colorado in December with kids
  7. 7 Washington State Anniversary Weekend Getaway
  8. 8 Best MGM owned hotel on the Las Vegas Strip?
  9. 9 I40 East in November
  10. 10 Big Island Itinerary Feedback
  11. 11 Grand Canyon to LA
  12. 12 Good areas for families in Tampa, FL
  13. 13 Restaurant recomendations in the east 54th Street area, please.
  14. 14 New England Fall trip- road trip
  15. 15 Two days and no car in San francisco
  16. 16 Need help planning Arizona & California Desert trip in March
  17. 17 Overnight parking in San Francisco
  18. 18 Birmingham, Alabama in December
  19. 19 Santa Monica / Venice Beach flat or house for a week
  20. 20 Where to stay in NYC
  21. 21 Death Valley
  22. 22 Thanksgiving in New Orleans and Tulane Visit
  23. 23 Utah/Vegas road trip - directions
  24. 24 How can I buy a condo for cheap in florida?
  25. 25 What is a good city to live in in Florida.
View next 25 » Back to the top

Big Island Planning

Jump to last reply

We are in the beginning of planning our first Hawaiian vacation. We are a family of 4 and our girls are 17 and 14. We are an active family that loves hiking and snorkeling. Our oldest daughter loves to surf off the back of our boat (I know, way different) but she would love to try regular surfing. We are very low maintenance and prefer non-touristy areas and accomodations with a kitchen. We also love to eat at local places.

Preliminary plans involve flying into Honolulu (Friday-January 9, 2015), spending an evening and a full day there exploring Pearl Harbor and finding where his uncle that died in Iwo Jima is buried. We will then take a flight from Honolulu on Sunday morning to Hilo. We would like to rent a 4-wheel drive and make our way around the big island staying at 2-3 different locations around the island. Our must dos are VNP, Mauna Kea, Akaka Falls, a couple of beach/surfing days, and snorkeling.

We will have to be back in Hilo to fly out Sunday-January 18. We would like to keep our accomodations at around 100/night. We don't mind off the beaten path places as long as they are safe. Thanks in advance for any suggestions! :)


28 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.