Things to do with kids
Your kids will be smiling in no time with a smorgasbord of fun things to do with kids while staying at Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra. Honolulu is the ideal destination for your next family vacation and our centrally located hotel puts you within close range of the best activities and attractions.
Explore Honolulu on the Waikiki Trolley, stopping at many of the area’s popular destinations. Hop on and off along the way at different points depending on your interests, or ride the full way around and simply take in the scenery. It’s a safe and convenient way to travel, especially when you’re visiting Honolulu with kids and are looking for family friendly transport. The kids will love being on the trolley as it’s an activity on its own!
For an experience the kids won't stop talking about, head to Sea Life Park, located on the picturesque Makapuu Point directly across the road from the ocean. Learn about Hawaii’s marine animals and watch the interactive live show. For an extra special encounter, you can visit Dolphin Quest, part of the American Humane Conservation program, where you can swim with the dolphins for an opportunity of a lifetime.
Situated in the center of Waikiki, the Honolulu Zoo is another family attraction that cannot be missed. One of Oahu's most popular facilities it’s home to a diverse population of animals providing fun for the whole family. Find out about Hawaii’s indigenous species along with reptiles, birds and mammals from around the world. Offering special twilight tours, you'll be guided by our staff through the zoo to find out what happens at night.
Snorkelling is also a great family activity, perfect for older kids who enjoy getting into the water. No experience is necessary and it’s an exciting way to see what’s under the surface. Swim with tropical fish amongst brightly colored coral unique to the Oahu region. There are plenty of snorkelling tours available, please speak to our tours and activities desk for information and to book your excursion.
If you’re after free kids activities there is plenty to explore within close range of the hotel. Walk down to Ala Moana Beach Park, enjoy a leisurely swim at Magic Island, walk up to the top of Diamond Head, or visit Chinatown and the Aloha Tower in the Honolulu Financial District. There’s also plenty of shopping to be had at the Ala Moana Shopping Center – connected directly to our hotel by a sky bridge on level 2.