I have been researching a family trip for 4 adults and 2 kids...3 &11yrs old and need some help. My son wants to see volcanoes, waterfalls, and rainforests on our 2014 vacation. Does Hawaii offer all this and if so what island would you suggest. Per the other forums Maui was recommended since we will have kids but it seems the big island has the volcanoes but it could be a long drive to see them. I am very overwhelmed with trying to plan this trip. Any guidance you could give me on the below would be great. Also per other forums I am thinking mid Sep will be when we will travel.
1. Where to stay this is the min amount of people we might have more adults if the price is right
2. Things to do other than beaches
3. Is sep a good time to go for weather and buget reasons
4.we will have the grandmother with us so we would like an island that could offer a place for night life for a parents night or two
5. What do you suggest for the time needed there? We are coming from the east coast (Pennsylvania)