The Honolulu Museum of Art shuttle bus will offer free rides from Waikiki to the museum and Spalding House. The service will be offered through Nov. 27 (Tuesdays through Saturdays) with stops at the trolleys stops at The Modern Honolulu, the Trump International Hotel Waikiki and the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. For more information, call 532-8700.
Go underwater without getting wet
A great deal just got better as Atlantis submarines, which is already running a fab $30/$20 adult/keiki kamaaina special started offering kids for free on select tours. Wehn we went, we saw a shark, a couple of turtle and oh so many fish. Check it out at https://atlantisadventures.com/kamaaina/.
Mauna Kea Mist a photo-friendly treat
We finally tried the Mauna Kea Mist ($5.95) from Da Snack Shack at Pearlridge Center. The airy balls don’t taste like much but it sure is fun to eat. They are barely sweet but with a choice of dipping sauce that isn’t tasty enough to justify its mist-blocking properties. Also available at the newly opened Japan Village Walk kiosk.
It’s nearly the end of the school year. If you’re planning a trip to the mainland and have an incoming or outgoing fourth grader in tow, check out the National Park Service’s Every Kind in a Park program. Fill out some info online and get your fourth grader a year’s free admission to any National Park. Whether your going to take a sunrise drive up Haleakala, explore the melting ice caps of Glacier National Park or camp by Half Dome at Yosemite, there are fabulous experiences for every kid out there. https://www.everykidinapark.gov/get-your-pass/
See Sea Life
How long has it been since you visited the wholphin? Show your Foodland Maika’i Card at Sea Life Park and receive a general admission for just $12.50 each through June 30. https://www.sealifeparkhawaii.com/FoodlandPerks
Scoot Airlines is selling $221 roundtrip tickets from Honolulu to Osaka? Yes, please! flyscoot.com
Spring Break fun
If you can’t quite afford a Spring Break getaway, vacation at home. Hans Hedemann Surf School is running a Spring Break Keiki Waterman Adventure on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Turtle Bay Resort through April 14. Kids ages 7-14 can learn tandem surfing and stand-up paddleboarding and ride an outrigger canoe for $140. After the class is over, hit the links with the resort’s kids golf free noon-4:30 p.m. deal. turtlebayreort.com
Boatload of fun
Play tourist and watch the humpback whales frolic from the three-deck Star of Honolulu. Through April 5, a kamaaina family of four can take an early whale-watching cruise for less than $60. The two-hour cruise leaves at 8:45 a.m. and costs just $27.79 for adults with a child, age 3-11, free with each paying adult. Visit www.StarofHonolulu.com/