United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Family vacation to Hawaii - where to start?

Jump to last reply

Hi,

We're considering a family vacation to Hawaii in the next 12 months, but I don't even know where to start planning, so I'm hoping for some helpful advice to point us in the right direction.
Here's the vital stats:
Family of 6 (Wife and I, kids 17, 13, 12, 9). We'd like to spend 7-10 days.

things we're interested in:
Beach time
golf
seeing a volcano
a bit of history (especially Pearl Harbor, the Arizona Memorial and the Missouri)
local culture
Wildlife/sea-life
My oldest daughter is also studying Japanese, so anything regarding Japanese heritage in Hawaii would be fun, too.

At this point, I'm looking for places to stay, which type of accommodation (hotel, resort, vacation rental) and any other advice to point us in the right direction. I'm also looking for estimates on possible costs, which has been tough to research given the size of our family. So, any advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

15 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Asheville NC without a car
  2. 2 Audio Driving Tour Big Island and Oahu
  3. 3 Albuquerque Recommendations
  4. 4 Alaska- cruise or land? and most scenic areas?
  5. 5 Metro from airport to hotel?
  6. 6 RIP Rizzoli, J&R Music, Pearl Paint
  7. 7 Myrtle Beach
  8. 8 9 Day Trip to Yosemite, Oregon and Washington State
  9. 9 Seeking advice from year round Tucson residents
  10. 10 Trip Report 2 weeks in FL, Savannah and Charleston
  11. 11 Colorado in the summer!
  12. 12 Place for a drink where kids are allowed? An NYC question.
  13. 13 let's do a new Hawaii countdown
  14. 14 AK-Glacier Bay, Wrangel Elias, Lake Clark, Matanuska glacier, Valdez?
  15. 15 Washington DC Metro
  16. 16 Houseboat on Lake Powell
  17. 17 Suggestions for road trip with children from Birmingham, AL to Grand Canyon
  18. 18 NYC apartments through CitySonnet.com
  19. 19 Hotel recommendation for San Francisco
  20. 20 AirBnB is illegal in San Francisco,
  21. 21 Alexandria or Georgetown
  22. 22 Travel West Coast
  23. 23 Hotels in LA ... I know...how long is a piece of string type question...
  24. 24 What to see/do in Baltimore without a car?
  25. 25 Wine Country Picnic
View next 25 » Back to the top