Hilo Activities

Hilo Hawaii Activities in 1 Day

You messed up.  You booked most of your vacation in Kona because that’s where the nice hotels are.  You arrive in Kona and realize the place looks like a moon landscape and your hotel doesn’t even have a beach. You decide to travel to the Hilo side while you are on island.  Maybe you just […]

Hilo Hawaii Activities in 3 Days

Hilo Hawaii Activities in 3 Days To cover Hilo and East Big Island in 3 days requires splitting up East Big Island into 3 geographical areas. Day 1:  Downtown Hilo and surrounding area Day 2:  Volcano National Park and South Big Island Day 3:  Puna and Kalapana lava flows (or Optional North Big Island horseback […]

Hilo Hawaii Activities in 2 Days

Hilo Hawaii Activities in 2 Days   To cover Hilo and East Big Island in 2 days isn’t easy.  To be the most efficient we need to divide up Hilo into 2 geographical areas.   Day 1:  Downtown Hilo and surrounding area Day 2:  Volcano National Park and Kalapana lava flows   DAY 1: Downtown […]

Information about Hilo

Hilo and East Big Island Hawaiian Islands: East vs. West side.  All the Hawaiian islands are “volcano” islands.  This means they have large mountains (old volcanoes) in the center with an East side and a West side.  The winds come from East to West.  On the East, the rains are frequent and the lands are […]

Hilo Farmer’s Market

Hilo Farmer’s market is made up of the sale of fruits and vegetables every day except Sunday.  The sale of arts and crafts is on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s. Why is the Hilo Farmers Market a “must go to” if your stay is on Wednesday or Saturday?  For the same reason you decided to visit Hilo […]

Hookelekele Stream Pools and Falls.

Note:  As of September, 2020 the public has been notified that this area is only open to those with permits (which are given out).  You could be sited if you head to this area. This will likely be the highlight of your trip.  The total distance from where you park to where you swim is […]

Hilo Brewing Company

Location: Hilo Brewing Company, 275 East Kawili Street Hilo 96720 Website: www.hilobrewingco.com A great little secret right in downtown Hilo.  Kawilli Street is easy to find but the brewery is easy to miss.  Kawilli Street is just a couple blocks up from the airport.  Look for the Toyota dealer on the left.  You turn right […]

Richardson’s Beach Park

  Address: 2279 Kalanianaole St., Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI Richardson Beach Park is a must-visit location. It is located just 8 minutes away from the heart of Hilo, across the street from my Hibiscus, Lilikoi, Beaches, and Surfrider homes.  It is one of the 7 stops of the Hop-on Hop-off bus tour. See our […]

Kaumana Caves State Park

Address: Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI Kaumana Caves State Park is home to what is widely viewed as one of the best lava tubes in Hawaii. This park features a 25-mile long lava tube that was famously created by the 1881 flow from Mauna Loa. From Hilo, follow Highway. 200, […]

Lili’uokalani Park and Gardens

  Address: Banyan Drive, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens is a beautiful 30-acre park with Japanese gardens, located on Banyan Drive in Hilo on the island of Hawaiʻi. Located in downtown Hilo, nearby many motels, and local restaurants such as the Hilo Bay Cafe and the Suison Fish Market. This garden […]

Wailuku State River Park (Rainbow Falls Waterfall)

Address:  Waianuenue Ave., About 1.6 miles above the ocean Description:  Rainbow (Waiānuenue) Falls is a waterfall located in Hilo, Hawaii. It is 80 ft (24 m) tall and almost 100 ft (30 m) in diameter. The falls are part of the Hawai’i State Parks. There is no fee to see the falls. Getting to Rainbow Falls from downtown Hilo is simple, but please take […]

Wailuku State Park (Boiling Pots Waterfall)

Address:  Waianuenue Ave., About ½ mile above the Hilo Medical Center Description:  .  This stop is just a mile above Rainbow Falls.  From Hilo, first stop by Rainbow Falls, then go farther up the street to stop at Boiling Pots.  It is the same river, just upstream.  After leaving Rainbow Falls, continue up Waianuenue 1.6 […]

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