Family Fun in Waikiki: Top Three January Adventures

As the month of January unfolds, Waikiki welcomes families with open arms and a myriad of exciting activities to create lasting memories. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, here are the top three things to do with your family in Waikiki this January.

Beach Day Extravaganza

Waikiki’s world-renowned beaches offer the perfect backdrop for a family day filled with sun, sand, and surf. Pack a picnic, grab your sunscreen, and head to the beach for a day of relaxation and water adventures. Engage in beach volleyball, shell hunting, or take a leisurely stroll along the iconic shoreline. Don’t forget to capture the stunning sunset as it paints the sky with hues of orange and pink.

Explore the Waikiki Aquarium

Dive into the wonders of marine life at the Waikiki Aquarium, a captivating experience for the whole family. February is an excellent time to explore as the aquarium hosts special events and educational programs. Encounter vibrant coral reefs, playful sea turtles, and an array of exotic fish. Engage with interactive exhibits that inspire curiosity and appreciation for Hawaii’s diverse aquatic ecosystems. For reservations contact:

Whale Watching Tours

Take your family on a magical whale watch to create unforgettable moments against the backdrop of Waikiki’s skyline. Humpback whales make their migratory journey to the Hawaiian Islands from mid-December to March, seeking the warm inshore waters for calving and mating. These protected surroundings provide a safe haven for the young whales to accumulate the necessary body fat before embarking on their extensive 3,000-mile journey north, creating a captivating spectacle of nature’s wonders.Charter a catamaran or join a family-friendly whale watch boat for an exciting evening on the Pacific. One of our favorite charters  Contact them directly for reservations. 

Bonus February Event Alert!

Punahou Carnival – Feb 2nd & 3rd, 2024

Rewind the Time:  The Punahou Journey is the theme for this year’s annual carnival.  The Punahou Carnival is not just any other school carnival, but a more like a state fair or a theme park of its own. Turn back into a kid and discover all the fun and more…lots of fun rides, great food (including hot malasadas), and live entertainment.  Parking is limited, so consider taking public transportation – Oahu bus #’s 4,5 & 18 will get you there.

  • Location: Punahou High School
  • Time: 11 am to 11 pm
  • Cost: FREE
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As you embark on these family-friendly activities, January in Waikiki promises warmth, relaxation, and a touch of adventure.