Treat your kids with a trip to Kailua Pier. There's sure to be laughs all round.
You will need to make the 170 miles (274 kilometers) trip from the state capital, Honolulu, to Historic Kailua Village, if you want to check it out.
There's a decent range of hotels that are a short drive away from Kailua Pier. Take your pick from 16 possibilities, all within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of the site. Many people would recommend the Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff, 2 miles (3 kilometers) away, the Aston Kona by the Sea, 2 miles (3 kilometers) away, and the Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, 1 mile (2 kilometers) away.
Stretch your money further by spending a night at one of the inexpensive hotels that are close by. Located 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away is the Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel. Otherwise, there's also the Kona Seaside Hotel, 0.2 miles (0.3 kilometers) away.
After a never-ending day, rest your worn-out legs at an upmarket hotel that is just a short drive away. The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay and Holualoa Inn are solid choices that are worth considering.
If you're run down from all the running around, allow yourself a much-needed caffeine break at Menehune Coffee Company, just an easy walk away. Alternatively, you might sample a greater choice of cuisine at Foods O Hawaii, which is also close at hand. You'll chuckle when you share some memories while sipping an a glass of your favorite drop at Paradise Brewing Company Tap and Grill, only a brief jaunt away.