Canoe racing is quite popular on Waikiki Beach. Waikīkī Beach is one of the only places in the world where you can race down a wave with the family on an outrigger canoe. There are various valets on the beach that offer outrigger canoe rides, surfboard rentals, etc. Another great idea would be to take the family on the Waikiki Trade Wind Sail tour to take in the picturesque view of the Waikiki shoreline.
If canoe racing doesn't appeal to the family, why not try the Oahu Hawaiian Stand Up Paddling Adventure or the Outrigger Catamaran Cruise, Snorkel, Sail MIX?
There is plenty of world class shopping along the main strip in Waikiki . All of the world renown brands can be found on Luxury row right on the main strip. Coach, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and Co, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Gucci, and anything else one's heart desires can all be found here. Fashionista Moms will certainly appreciate the world class selection of shopping steps away from the major hotels near the beach.
This is the famous local legend "Duke" statue. Duke is known in Hawaii as the father of modern surfing.
Waikiki Beach is a great place for a relaxing stroll with your keikis. The Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, and Queen Kapiolani Park are all in walking distance of Waikiki Beach. At night time, the city lights gas torches along the streets of Waikiki giving visitors a true island feel.
Every Friday Evening the Hilton Hawaiian Village puts on a free cornucopia display of fireworks that starts at 7:45 PM and lasts around 10 minutes the family won't want to miss.
Waikiki Beach offers a beautiful view of Diamond Head, a mountain that you can hike with breathtaking views. Take a look at our Diamond Hike excursion for helpful tips and info. The Unforgettable view is worth the 1 hour trek up the stairs.
If the family is hungry while visiting Waikiki Beach, I recommend stopping by Duke's Restaurant. Duke's is kid friendly, located right on the beach, and they even have kids favorite: waffle fries! Their brunch is also fantastic.
Another great thing about Waikiki beach is there are always other kids to entertain your little one(s)
For family tours and more ideas for cool things to do in Waikiki click on the following link: Family Fun on the island of Oahu.