Top 5 Must-Dos on Spring Break in Waikiki 

School’s out and it’s time for adventure and exploration in Hawaii! From outdoor escapades to furry encounters to a vibrant arts scene, keep the whole family entertained and excited with these essential kid-friendly activities on Oahu. 

1. Ride an Outrigger Canoe

With an expert beach boy as your guide, your whole crew can jump aboard a traditional outrigger canoe for a thrilling ride on the waves of Waikiki, just like the ancient Hawaiians did. Beware: you will get wet!  

Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority/Tor Johnson

2. Explore the Honolulu Zoo

Located right in Waikiki, encounter amazing animals at the Honolulu Zoo, including nene – Hawaii’s state bird, cheetahs, zebras and giraffes to name a few. Don’t miss the Keiki Zoo for petting the resident goats! 

3. Visit Bishop Museum

Learn about Hawaiian culture, our oceans and Hawaii’s unique environment with the hands-on exhibits at Bishop Museum, including a simulated erupting volcano. Plus, as guests of Coconut Waikiki Hotel, you’ll receive two free adult admissions! 

Photo: Dole Plantation

4. Discover Dole Plantation

Celebrate all things pineapple at Dole Plantation. Hop aboard the Pineapple Express Train, challenge yourself in the Pineapple Garden Maze and celebrate with a reward of world-famous Dole soft serve. 

5. Tour Honolulu Museum of Art 

Wander through the charming courtyards at Honolulu Museum of Art and admire works from around the world, including Rebecca Louise Law’s “Awakening,” an immersive celebration of flowers. Admission is always free for children, and Coconut Waikiki Hotel guests will receive one complimentary adult admission.


Outrigger Canoe Header Image: Hawaii Tourism Authority/Tor Johnson