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Best of HONOLULU Family 2017: Shop

Photo: David Croxford Best Local Shop for Teachers’ Gifts  Editors’ Pick The Paperie The chic sticky notes section alone is enough to earn this 20-plus-year stationery shop the honors. Owner Eldon Ching has a little display in the back just…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2017: Eat

Photo: David Croxford Best Store for Locally Made Snacks Readers’ Pick Wholesale Unlimited More than 50 years ago, Betty Nagamoto Honma started selling beef jerky wholesale out of the trunk of her car. Now, her snack shops offer kids more…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2017: Party

Photos: Karen DB Photography Best Party Entertainment  Readers’ Pick Dave & Buster’s It’s already a favorite for kids (and parents) of all ages, but one thing we love about Dave & Buster’s is its early-entry option. For an additional fee,…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2017: Play

Photos: Karen DB Photography Best Movie Theater for Families Readers’ Pick Regal Kapolei Commons 12 Regal Theatres’ newest location not only offers recliners that our kid models wanted to stay in all day, but enough leg room so that mid-movie…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2015: Eat

Best Kid-Friendly Cold-Pressed Juice Photo: Karen DB Photography [ Editors' Pick ] Jugo Juices Take cold-pressed organic fruit and vegetable juices, give the 12 blends fun names, and even veggie haters may take a sip. Even owner Tommy Oh's vegetable-avoiding…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2015: Services

Best Local Cacao Farm Tour Photo: Courtesy of Madre Chocolate[ Editors' Pick ] Madre Chocolate Award-winning Madre Chocolate raises the bar with its farm-to-factory tour. Families start at a local farm to see cacao trees and taste fresh pulp, right…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2015

Our readers and editors pick 70 great places to play, eat, learn and more! See our ultimate resource for living, learning and having fun on Oahu. Photo: Karen DB Photography   Best No-Mess Ice Cream Shop on Wheels [ Editors'…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2015: Play

Best Event to Find Flying Planes Smaller Than Your Kids photo: COURTESY OF pacific aviation museum PEARL HARBOR [ Editors' Pick ] Biggest Little Airshow It's like the model planes you build at home except much, much cooler. Every year, remote-control airplane…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2014

By Helen McNeil, Christi Young and Stacey MakiyaPhotography by Karen DB Photography  We're not talking second best and we definitely won't settle for just okay. With this in mind, we tapped into our trusted sources (YOU, our readers) for suggestions…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2014: Shop

Best Kids Boutique EDITORS' PICK » Petit at the Royal Photo: Karen DB Photography   Nestled off to the side at the Royal Hawaiian is a swank storefront showing off contemporary, hard-to-find fashion labels. It's not for women, it's for…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2014: Eat

Best Food Truck (or cart, in this case) the Whole Family Will Love EDITORS' PICK» Happy DayOrdering alone is entertaining at dim-sum restaurants. Wide-eyed kids watch as cart workers lift the lids off steaming baskets to reveal delicious dumplings, char…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2014: Play

Best Little-Known Attraction READERS' PICK » Art Explorium     For $5, you can let your kids' imaginations go wild and create freely during “open-studio” hours. Sign up for keiki art workshops or host a cute and creative birthday party.…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2014: Services

  Best Group for Stay-at-Home Parents to Check Out EDITORS' PICK » Field Trip Friends   Are you a stay-at-home parent who would like to jazz up your routine? Explore the outdoors with other stay-at-home parents. This clever parent-child education…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2014: Party

Best Party Entertainment Sure to Make a Fun Mess EDITORS' PICK » Hawaii Nature Center Photo: Kristin Lipman   Go play outside and celebrate your child's birthday fishing, hiking and building terrariums, looking for bugs or customizing nature notebooks (the…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2013

By Helen McNeil, Christi Young, Ashley de Coligny and Terri InefukuPhotography by Karen DB Photography   The quest for the best is endless… especially when it comes to finding the BEST places to party, play, shop, eat, relax, learn, live…

Best of HONOLULU Family: Service & Work

Best First Haircut Location Pigtails & Crewcuts Editors' Pick 930 Valkenburgh St., near airport, 422-4300, pigtailsandcrewcuts.com/Honolulu.   Best Residential Solar Sunetric Editors' Pick 262-6600, sunetric.com.   Best Babysitter Referral Service PATCH Readers' Pick 839-1988, patchhawaii.org.   Best Pediatric Dentist Clyde…

Best of HONOLULU Family: Travel & Relax

Best Airlines for Kids Hawaiian Airlines Editors' Pick When you're stuck in one spot for hours, any distraction is welcome relief for parents. Hawaii's largest local airlines could have won this category just with its complimentary meals, something unheard of…

Best of HONOLULU Family: Party

    Best Party Entertainment Balloon MonsoonReaders' PickBalloon king Greg Hirashiki has been entertaining Hawaii's keiki for more than 20 years. You can spot Hirashiki in action at Wahoo's Fish Tacos, Kahala, on Wednesdays at “Kids-Eat-Free” night or at the…