Planning a family vacation in Maui with teens couldn't be easier. You will find your vacation itinerary chock full of activities your teens will love, from watching a spectacular sunrise from the summit of a volcano to getting heart-pumping thrills through the rainforest or tumbling in the surf while they learn about Hawaii's culture, history, and precious ecosystem.
The best family vacation in Maui starts with sunrise at Haleakala, "The House of the Sun." Rising 10,023 feet above sea level, Haleakala is the highest elevation on Maui. Temperatures can drop below freezing, so be sure to wear your warmest clothes and jackets, and even bring blankets from your hotel. Come to the summit at least a half hour before sunrise, and come armed with a thermos of coffee, bottled water and snacks to help during the wait.
Read more about Haleakala and my other recommendations for seeing Maui with teens on AOL Travel.
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