Best of HONOLULU Family

Best of HONOLULU Family 2019: Play

Best Playground Near a Petting Zoo Editors’ Pick Honolulu Zoo Photos: Karen DB Photography     Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that this playground is inside a zoo—until you hear lions roaring and primates screeching louder than your own kids.…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2019: Services

Best Place to Customize Your Wheels Editors’ Pick BIKEFACTORY Hawai‘i Photo: Leah Friel You can buy keiki bikes and helmets (such as these) from BIKEFACTORY Hawaiʻi. The store also provides maintenance and repairs.   What happens when your child realizes…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2019: Party

Best Way to Ramp Up Little Keiki Editors’ Pick Keiki Climbers Photo: Karen DB Photography Owner Jenna Soderman is a former gymnast, gymnastics coach and elementary school teacher, which means she knows well that little keiki naturally want to climb,…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2018: Shop

Photo: Tommy Shih Best Family Fashions 2017 HONOLULU Magazine Editors’ Pick Kealopiko Since its opening at South Shore Market, we’ve noticed more ‘ohana wearing the bright, whimsical patterns of Kealopiko. The brand is more accessible now; the selection of clothing…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2018: Eat

Photo: David Croxford Best Bee-Shaped Dim Sum Editors’ Pick Panda Dimsum The small Kalihi takeout counter all the way in the back of the City Square Farmers Market serves up bao you’ll have to Instagram before taking a bite. Smiling…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2018: Services

Photos: Courtesy of Steve Czerniak Best Pet Photographer 2017 HONOLULU Magazine Editors’ Pick Steve Czerniak Full disclosure: Our pick for the island’s best pet photographer also happens to be HONOLULU Magazine’s regular food shooter. Steve Czerniak started snapping portraits of…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2018: Learn

Photos: Karen DB Photography Best Place for Swimming Lessons Readers’ Pick YMCA Honolulu The first YMCA pool opened in New York in 1885; 30 years later, the Central Y building on Alakea and Hotel streets had a pool, too. Today,…

Best of HONOLULU Family 2018: Party

Photo: Courtesy of A Cake Life Best Place to Buy a Birthday Cake Readers’ Pick A Cake Life With more than 500 custom birthday cakes created every year, Kristin Kato and her team have a lot of satisfied customers. Former…

Vote Now: Best of HONOLULU Family 2018

No one knows what parents need more than other parents. That’s why we turn to our friends and family for their recommendations for the best places for our kids. HONOLULU Family’s annual award, “Best of HONOLULU Family” is the ultimate referral…

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…