The Polynesian Cultural Center is our recommendation if you're hoping to experience your first lū'au while in Hawai'i. They include hula dancing, delicious Hawaiian food, and beautiful views of the North Shore.View
This is our favorite place to grab some açaí bowls and sandwiches to fuel up before spending all day at the beach. They also have beautiful art galleries and local shops to browse.
This is one of the first beaches we visited together on Armin's first trip to Hawaii to visit Kayla's family. This beach has calm waters and you can even watch people jumping off the rock at the end of the bay!
Shimazu Shave Ice is hands down our favorite shave ice place on the island. Although Matsumoto's on the North Shore has all the hype, we've found Shimazu's to be our #1.View
If you're looking for a quick and easy place to eat some delicious local Hawaiian food, Rainbow Drive-In is the place to go! It's also next to Leonard's Malasadas, which is our favorite for getting something sweet!View
Don't be fooled by the grocery store look of this place! Foodland is our favorite place to get poké bowls, bentos, and sushi for a day at the beach.View
This large stretch of beach is the best place to watch the waves. In fact, this beach is where a lot of annual surfing competitions take place! We don't recommend going into the water here, especially with children as the waves can get pretty dangerous.
This lookout has the most beautiful view of the North & East side of the island. It is also known for its extreme winds, so be sure to bring a light jacket!