Ten Things to Do During Spring Break


There are many places and activities to do and see during Spring Break such as hiking Koko Head Crater Trail in Honolulu Hawaii. (Photo Credit: Logan Henley)

Logan Henley, Reporter

Bored over spring break? There are many things to do on the island with the family or even alone. Here are some things students should do if they are bored during spring break.

Go on hikes

Going on hikes can be easy, and some can be hard. Some of the easier hikes/trails are Diamond Head and Makapu’u Lighthouse Hike.

  • Diamond Head is a moderately easy hike. It takes around 40 minutes to get to the top. Most of the hike is rocky trails and stairs. At the top, there is a great view of the pacific ocean.
  • Makapu’u Lighthouse hike is also easy. It takes about 25 minutes to get to the top. The hike offers great coastal views of the island, and towards the end of the hike you can see the lighthouse.
  • If you are looking for a more difficult hike, Koko Head is a good option. Many people are afraid to hike it because of the steepness of the hike. The view at the end is nice as well. Depending on how active and fit you are, the hike takes about 20-40 minutes to complete.

Visit the Beach

There are many nice beaches to go to with your family and or friends.

  • Bellows Field Beach ark in Waimanalo is a great beach to go spend a nice day with your family. Bellows usually has a lot of waves and is fun to body surf when the waves get big. Bellows has a long shore line and has plenty of room to play games such as volleyball and football.
  • Looking to relax and sun tan? Another good beach to go to is Kailua beach. Kailua is more of a calm beach and has great swimming conditions. Near Kailua beach is Kalapawai Market. The market has good food and drinks to choose from. They have very good sandwiches.
  • Waikiki beach is another beach that many go to during their free time. Surrounding the beach are many restaurants and stores to shop at. There are also fun activities to do there. Each Friday evening the Hilton Hawaiian Village puts on a free fireworks show that you can see from the each.

Take part in Cultural Activities

These activities are a great way to get to learn more about of the island.

  • The Honolulu Zoo is a fun place to go. The zoo contains over 1200 animals to see. The zoo is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult admission is $19. Children  will be admitted for $11, and children, 2 years old or younger, are admitted free.
  • The Pearl Harbor memorial is a great historical place to visit. The USS Arizona Memorial, marks the resting place of 1,102 of the 1,177 sailors and Marines killed on USS Arizona during the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. There are many other memorials to see such as the USS Utah and the USS Oklahoma.
  • The Polynesian Cultural Center is a Polynesian-themed theme park and museum located in Laie, on the northern shore. The park covers 42 acres filled with activities and cultural views. They have cinema presentations such as “Hawaiian Journey” a tribute to the splendors of Hawaii.
  • The Waikiki aquarium will give you a great view of the many fish in the ocean. The aquarium is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm daily. The aquarium has many exhibits such as the Living Reef, and the Hawaiin Monk Seal habitat. The aquarium also contains reptiles like the Green Sea Turtle, and the Yellow Bellied Sea Snake.

Overall, there are many fun things and activities to over Spring Break on the islands. If you are bored this list should help!