about Diamond Head:
Hawaii's most famous landmark - originally known as Laeahi, meaning "brow of the tuna" - was formed about 100,000 years ago by a series of explosive eruptions.
Today, families can picnic on the crater floor in a landscaped meadow and take the moderate-level hike to the 760-foot summit for a panoramic view of Honolulu. The site also contains historic military features.
There's little shade on the hike to the summit, so families may want to climb early in the day - and they should be sure to bring lots of water, as well as a flashlight - in addition to stairs, there's one unlit tunnel to cover near the top.
Between Makapuu and 18th Avenues.