Family-Friendly Travel Destinations
"It has a nice balance of things to do but isn't as crowded as some other islands," says Erik Budde, owner of the website travelwithyourkids.com. "You can make any destination appealing to kids as long as you have the two P's: pools and parks," he adds. A few favorite activities for the pint-size: swimming in the ocean or, yes, pools; whale watching; and biking the Haleakala volcano―which is all downhill, so there shouldn't be any whining.
Where to stay: The reasonable Outrigger Napili Shores hotel (outrigger.com) has kitchens, separate bedrooms for kids, and a big lawn where children congregate.