Family Hawaii : Family Hawaii 2014
PEDAL POWER Hawai'i Island o ers many scenic roads and trails. Cycling fanatics can pedal their mettle along the famously-demanding Ironman route or get o the beaten path. One tempting tour goes through Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Rental bikes and bike tour companies are available across the island. HORSEBACK ADVENTURES Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboys) have worked the livestock pastures since the 1800s and adventurers who want to take a glimpse of the paniolo life will enjoy a scenic guided horseback ride into beautiful Waipi'o Valley and across the vast ranges of North Kohala. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SEA FRIENDS Located at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort, the renowned Dolphin Quest program allows children to meet a dolphin and learn more about these extraordinary creatures, with a marine mammal expert on hand. 30 FAMILY HAWAI‘I The Hawaiian Islands: Hawai‘i Island Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Kirk Lee Aeder BECOME A JUNIOR RANGER Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park o ers several fantastic and fun Junior Ranger programs for families with kids up to 12 years old. SENSATIONAL SCIENCE FOR KIDS Located in Hilo on east coast, the 'Imiloa Astronomy Center advances science and Hawaiian culture, and engages families in exciting ways. 'Imiloa's exhibits encompass Hawaiian and scienti c beliefs, and theories and practices related to Hawai'i Island's Maunakea (the tallest sea mountain in the world), the stars and the world around us. You will love it! SWIM WITH ONE OF THE LARGEST FISH IN THE OCEAN There are so many ways to explore Hawai'i Island's coast including charter boats, outrigger canoes, glass-bottom boats, submarines, kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboarding and catamarans o ering snorkelling and scuba expeditions. One of the most popular ocean activities is a night dive with manta rays. Swim alongside these gentle giants are they glide through the ocean feeding on plankton. It's an unforgettable experience! TOP FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES - HAWAI'I IS ND When visiting Hawai'i Island Beaches: Observe all warning signs and be aware of changing conditions, strong currents and reefs. Use your own best judgement to determine whether a beach is appropriate for you and your family's swimming ability. LEAVE A LASTING LEGACY This is perhaps the only tree-planting eco-tour of its kind in the world where you can plant a tree and follow its growth via radio-frequency identi cation chip technology. Be a part of the birth of a Hawaiian forest! Visit hawaiianlegacytours.com TOP FAMILY EATING SPOTS Waimea: Hawaiian Style Café; Merriman's Waimea; Pau; and The Fish and the Hog. North Kohala: Bamboo Restaurant & Gallery. Kawaihae: Cafe Pesto; and Blue Dragon. Hilo: Cafe Pesto; Hilo Bay Cafe; Restaurant Miwa; and Full Moon Cafe. Kohala Coast: Lava Lava Beach Club; Sansei; Monstera; Tommy Bahama's; and Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill. Kona: Huggo's; Manago's; Teshima's; and Kona Brewing Co pub. Volcano Area: Volcano House "The Rim"; Thai Thai Restaurant; and Kilauea Lodge.
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