It’s OK to be a tourist
If you bring the whole family to the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, you won’t run out of things to keep the Keiki (kids) happy. Especially during the holiday season. Not far from the Stan Sheriff Center, the Children’s Discovery Center offers plenty of sensory overload for the little ones and is free of charge. Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium serve up hours of animal fun for a relatively small fee. Family photo opportunities are a sure thing at the world-famous statue of King Kamehameha, as well as the statue of Duke Kahanamoku, the father of international surfing. Kahanamoku’s statue is also the location for the start of the nightly Kuhio Beach Torch Lighting ceremony, which kicks off with a traditional conch-blowing and includes a hula show. Fun for the whole family.