We can't be the only ones dreaming of Hawaiian sunshine and tropical cocktails as we turn on the heat and unpack all our winter sweaters. But being East Coasters with a drained travel budget, Hawaii is not happening anytime soon. If you're lucky to have the island of Oahu on your upcoming holiday travel agenda, I've got a great family friendly place for cocktails, dinner, and a little hula dancing right in downtown Honolulu on Waikiki Beach.
|Three generations of C&G cocktailers|
House Without A Key was made famous in the 1925 Charlie Chan novel, but your kiddos will remember it as a place with plenty of room to roam, entertaining Hawaiian music, and a long list of fun, frosty beverages. I love a good cocktail list that offers just as many choices for your underage drinkers as for your overage drinkers. Big C&G loved the exotic smoothie choices like guava and passion fruit, while Little C&G ordered a few different lemonades before running off to watch the surfers riding the waves.
We didn't stay at the Halekulani, our hotel was on the other side of the island, and we made the trip into downtown Honolulu just for a visit to House Without A Key. The food was as amazing as the view, and I would endure another 21 hour flight just for a slice of their signature coconut cake.