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Family Vacation to Kauai

We are a big travel family over here (my husband and I have both been fortunate enough to live overseas before having kids) and we love taking the girls on fun adventures.  Last year we took them to France and Spain and this year we decided to go the opposite direction and do Seattle -> Kauai -> LA  and we had an amazing two week trip.  We had a blast visiting our friends on the west coast (which also broke up the long flight to/from Kauai) and we absolutely fell in love with the island of Kauai.  I did a lot of research in planning out our 8 days on the island; here was our itinerary:

Day 1   arrived at 1:00 and checked into Hanalei Bay Resort which has amazing views and shares the beach with the St. Regis
Day 2  We did a private (9 hour) hiking tour with Kauai Hiking Adventures and visited Salt Pond Beach Park + Waimea Canyon + Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail
Day 4  Queens Bath + Anini Beach + Secret Beach
Day 5  Ke’e Beach + Napali Coast Hike (first .25 miles) + Tunnels Beach
Day 6  Ho’opi Falls Hike
Day 7  Kayak + beach at St. Regis
Day 8  Kayak + Kīlauea Lighthouse
Day 9  checked out and headed to LA for the weekend before coming home to New Jersey
We definitely plan on returning one day and we’d love to get to the Big Island and/or Maui.  Anyone have any suggestions where we should go next summer?  Besides this trip and last year’s southern France trip, some other favorite destinations are Corsica, Costa Rica and Lake Como.
Here are just a few favorites from the 352 images I edited from Kauai:
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Christie Adams Photography

Bergen County NJ baby children & family photographer