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Reviews: Fall Break Ideas

Written by: SydneyS, RylieT, ShaheeraK, ReignH, and AudreyS

Edited by: AllysonT


“It's time to fall in love with Fall all over again. You know, that magical time of year when the leaves start falling, the temperatures get cooler, and you don't have to worry about your beach body anymore.” Fall is also a time when pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apples are in the air and getting out of bed in the morning becomes increasingly more difficult. Do YOU know what you’re going to do on fall break? There are endless possibilities, but if you like to stay on island, keep reading.

You can go anywhere from a YMCA camp for a couple of days, or a half a day at iTrampoline. To list a few fun events you can attend during fall break are taking tours of Iolani Palace, going to a Pearl Harbor Museum, or even snorkeling in Hanauma Bay. You can even go on a guided hike up to places like Makapu’u Point Lighthouse or Diamond Head volcanic crater. You can even venture out on your own at Kualoa Ranch, or take it a step higher and hike Koko Head. Either way, you’ll be amazed by the beauties of nature. You can go shopping at Pearlridge mall, Ala Moana, or the brand-new Ka Makana Ali’i. You can also go to Sea Life Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Nu’uanu Pali, Wet’n Wild, Honolulu Museum of Art, Moanalua Gardens, Shangri La, Kuhio Beach Park, Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Fort DeRussy Military Reservation, Bishop Museum, or Aulani.

Aiea Bowl is a great because you can go bowling with your family and spend time with them. Also there is a restaurant there and they serve good food like loco moco and garlic shrimp. You can go there for parties and with your friends to party with them. Sometimes it turns dark and stuff glow like a white t-shirt. Visit their website Aiea Bowl for more information!

If you like hawaiian culture, hands on activities and museums, you should go to the Bishop museum.“The Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum designated the Hawaiʻi State Museum of Natural and Cultural History. It’s a museum of history and science”. Every other month they change their kid exhibit. Currently they have the Animation Academy. “The Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels exhibition explores the unique world of animation, from traditional hand-drawn cels to exciting breakthroughs in stop-motion and CGI.” If you like to study astronomy and looking at stars then go to the bishop museum’s planetarium to study and learn about stars. Love shopping, then go to the bishop museum’s gift shop. It has many hawaiian clothing, books, jewelry, and food such as dried ice cream and other candy. They also have a restaurant with salad, sandwiches, poke bowls, and many other ono foods.Visit for more information.

You could also go to Ala Moana. “The refreshing Hawaiian wind blows through Ala Moana Center, the world's largest open-air shopping center. There are more than 340 shops and restaurants to explore, including four department stores, first-class boutiques and more than 90 dining options. The center's retailers specialize in everything from casual wear to unique Hawaii surf gear, Aloha shirts, swimsuits and much more.” Enjoy free hawaiian music while you shop daily from 5-6 PM or a hula show centerstage 1-1:20 PM. Treat your kids at the mauka wing at the playground area. Visit the Ala Moana  website for more information.

Aulani is another great choice if you don’t mind spending a little money. When you wake up in the morning you can enjoy a fresh breakfast with disney characters. You can later go to a pool such as Waikolohe pool (kiddie pool), or the lazy river to relax, and calm down your body. Children can also play in the menehune bridge. There is also a lagoon and fire pit storytelling of hawaiian legends and stories. Visit Disney Aulani for more information.



iTrampoline is a fun place to go for fall break! Military and Kama’aina discount parents! Even better! Bounce and flip around on springy trampolines. Shoot some hoops in the basketball area. Settle a friendly dispute with a epic game in the dodgeball sections. It’s the ultimate funhouse for kids; and the parents out there may be asking “What about me?”. Well, rest on the couches, maybe sit on the massage chair for a while, watch the basketball game being projected on the wall, or pick up some hot food from the vending machine. Kids, tired of jumping? Play some of the arcade games they have there! Table air hockey, car racing, and more! Go to iTrampoline for a one-stop fun experience!  Visit their website iTrampoline Hawaii for more information!

“iTrampoline is definitely a fun place for kids. The trampolines are super fun and good for flips and other tricks!” says 6th grader at Momilani.

More great fall break ideas are on Oahu Attractions or on Honolulu Family.

So take the break for granted, go many places, and have fun!