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When an island-bound getaway is exactly what your family is looking forward to, there’s no better summer destination to choose than Kamuela, Hawaii. As beautiful as it is inviting, families will find that this locale is a great place to enjoy activities and attractions that speak to a variety of interests, preferences, and styles. Whether you’re looking for time on the sand or can’t wait to hit the hilly trails, there’s something wonderful waiting for you to enjoy. The following are just a few of the many family-friendly summer activities you’ll want to add to the itinerary when your plans have you heading this way.

Kick Off the Summer with a Lei-Making Class

Whether your family-focused trip to Kamuela this year is one that includes the company of little ones or teenagers, booking a lei-making class through Mōhalu Hawaiʻi promises to please! These gorgeous garlands have long been a symbol of the islands and today, giving or receiving a lei is still an integral part of Hawaiian culture. Booking a private lei-making class for the family through this local provider is an ideal opportunity to not only craft something significant during your summer visit, but to learn about the history and art of lei-making from locals too! There are a variety of styles of leis to choose from and even the foliage used to craft these garlands is interesting to learn more about. The materials you’ll need are provided in the cost of the private class and the floral garland itself makes for a fun and meaningful souvenir to take with you when you go!

Take Time to Visit the Parker Ranch

The lush and rolling hills of Kamuela provide a pristine landscape for ranches to thrive. One of the largest and most iconic in the area is Parker Ranch. Summer visitors who are looking to learn more about the history of ranching in Hawaii will find that a stop here is sure to be a highlight activity for the entire family! A visit this way also provides the opportunity to book horseback riding lessons and trail rides too. There’s no need to have experience upon arrival as the team here is more than happy to help everyone get comfortable with the riding process before jumping in the saddle and enjoying a day on the trails. It’s a refreshing and one-of-a-kind way to enjoy the view that’s sure to inspire everyone in your traveling crew!

Make Time to Unwind on the Sand

A trip this way with the family definitely deserves to include some time set aside for fun on the shoreline! Luckily, those that head this way will find there’s no shortage of options to choose from. There are a variety of beaches within reach that are ideal for families that love to soak up the sun and those that can’t wait to get out on the water alike. Hapuna Beach, Mauna Kea Beach, and Wailea Beach are all great options to add to the itinerary when you’re hoping to make stops at some of the most scenic beaches around this summer. Great sunbathing and sandcastle-building opportunities also await just a 20-minute drive from Kamuela along the Kohala Coast. For families hoping to pair their beach day with a picnic or hiking experience, choosing places to enjoy like Lapakahi State Historical Park or Kapa’a Beach Park is always a good idea.

Check Out a Farmers Market or Two

This area of the island is known and loved for its many farmer’s markets which can be particularly appealing when you’re traveling with your family, and everyone has a different idea of what they’d like to explore! These farmer’s markets are typically versatile, offering up selections that range from handcrafted goods to delicious home-grown fare! A few of the larger markets to check out include the Waimea Homestead Farmers Market, the Waimea Mid-Week Market at Pukalani Stables, and the Waimea Town Market too. Consider bringing a bag of your own and filling up on fresh fare that works well for an afternoon picnic with those you love most! Your tastebuds are sure to thank you.

Hit the Hiking Trails

For summertime traveling families heading to Kamuela with a passion for lacing up their boots and hitting the trails intact, this destination has much to offer in the way of fun! The landscape here is lush with captivating valleys and hills, making it a great place to challenge your skills on the many routes that wind through the terrain. While there are a variety of trails to choose from that can be customized to skill level and preference, some of the most exciting and scenic are found within Pololu Valley as well as Waipi’o Valley.

Book Your Adventure Today

There’s never been a better time to book your trip to Hawaii and when you’re looking for luxurious accommodations to match, Venture Hawaii has you covered. Reach out today to learn more about our incredible collection of Kamuela vacation rentals that not only keeps you close to the fun but provides luxurious living standards at all times. We look forward to seeing you on the island soon!