Our Guide

Inside Look: 2017 Jersey Fun Run

This weekend the Cowboys are coming to Hawaii. So are the Raiders, Seahawks, the Patriots and other NFL teams. All will be represented by fans on the field at Aloha Stadium for the third Jersey Fun Run.  This family-friendly event,…

Our Guide: Children and Youth Day 2016

Photo: Courtesy Children & Youth DayChildren and Youth Day is just days away. Hundreds of groups will create free fun and entertainment for keiki and parents. Did we mention free?  We've gotten a look at the list of interactive activities…

Our Guide: Magic of Polynesia Show

Photo: Courtesy Magic of Polynesia> Where: Magic of Polynesia at the Holiday Inn Resort Waikīkī Beachcomber When: Friday evening, 7:30 p.m. show Who: A 6-year-old girl and her parents. My family loves Waikīkī. The global diversity and relaxed vibe draw us to…

Our Guide: Gunstock Ranch

Photo: Karen DB Photography Prices and hours information were updated in 2021. Where: Gunstock Ranch, a 600-acre recreation space on O‘ahu’s North Shore. Who: Two adults and their two children, ages 8 and 9. The minimum age for a horseback ride is…

Inside Look: Mōili‘ili Summer Fest

Photo: Courtesy Mō‘ili‘ili Summer Fest Obon dance is in full swing and soon, University Avenue will be right in the center of a big cultural celebration. The 5th Mōili‘ili Summer Fest is this weekend. The event is put on by…

Our Guide: ESPN 1420 Sports Festival 2016

Photo: Courtesy ESPN1420 The 6th annual festival is this weekend at the Blaisdell Center. Kids can try their hand at everything from basketball to fishing, check out ocean activities, try samples and more for free. We asked the ESPN1420 Sports Festival…

Our Guide: Train Rides on O‘ahu

Editor's Note: Prices and hours of operation were updated in March 2016.  Just like every other 2- to 4-year-old in the universe, my kids were obsessed with trains. And even though our house was littered with tiny little tank engines…

Our Guide: The 50th State Fair 2016

The 50th State Fair is a staple of summer fun in Hawaii. Every year, my entire extended family descends on Aloha Stadium for games, a whirl on the rides, live performances and, of course, funnel cake.Cassera has been eagerly awaiting…

Our Guide: Hello from Japan! Exhibit

What you'll see, study and play with at the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center's new exhibit. bento joy at "Hello from japan!" Photo: Jennifer Carlile DalgamouniWhat: “Hello from Japan!” exhibit Where: Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center, 111 Ohe St.  Who: A family of…

Inside Look: ESPN 1420 Jersey Fun Run

Saturday, the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and even the LA Lakers and San Francisco Giants will take the field at Aloha Stadium. But the people you see donning the team jerseys may be smaller than…

Our Guide: Hawaiian Mission Houses

Photo: michele aucello Where: Hawaiian Mission Houses, the site of three restored homes that recall the 19th-century in Honolulu. Who: A family of four: mom, dad and two kids, ages 8 and 10 years. When: A Saturday afternoon and a…

Our Guide: Tropical Farms of Hawai‘i Tour

Photo: michele aucello Where: Tropical Farms of Hawai‘i, the Macadamia Nut Farm Outlet Who: A family of four, kids ages 8 and 10 years.  When: Sunday afternoon. Length: Two hours and we could have stayed longer. If you make a list…

Our Guide: Wet 'n' Wild Hawai‘i

Photo: Lavonne Leong Where: Wet ‘n’ Wild Hawai‘i. Who: Two families with five kids, ages ranging from 3 to 10 years. When:A holiday weekend afternoon, just after lunch. Perched on a hill on O‘ahu's sunny west side, Wet‘n'Wild Hawai‘i offers…

Our Guide: Sunset Mele on the Rooftop

Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Dana EdmundsYou have probably been inside the Hawaii Convention Center. But have you ever been on the rooftop? The 4th floor space has a garden, pond, and a open view of the sky. This weekend, it…

Our Guide: Hawai‘i State Art Museum

Photo: michele aucello Where: Hawaii State Art Museum, housed in a historic building in downtown Honolulu.  Who:  A family of four, mom, dad and two kids, ages 8 and 10 years. When: Saturday afternoon during a Second Saturday event. Length: 1-2…

Our Guide: Hawaii State Farm Fair 2015

We find out what's new, when the crowds arrive and how your keiki can get a free treat at this year's Farm Fair.    Photo: Courtesy Hawaii State Farm FairThe tents are going up at Kualoa Ranch this week. The…