To find the trailhead, head inland from Hilo on Waiamuenue Avenue. After about a mile, you’ll find a fork in the road. Head underground at the magnificent Kaumana Caves.
As an island – scratch that, an entire state – covered in lush rainforests, it’s no surprise that Hawaii is home to some of the best ziplining experiences in the world.
A hotspot not only for local swimmers and snorkelers looking for warm, clear waters, but also for the friendly resident sea turtles.
Where light pollution is effectively zero, Mauna Kea and Kīlauea are the perfect places to stargaze, Discover the mysteries of the Milky Way at the Imiloa Astronomy Center.
The Hilo Municipal Golf Course is open to the public and offers up a challenging 18-hole round with some of the most breathtaking views in town.
Straddling the foreshore of Puhi Bay, this gorgeous white-sand beach is shallow, soft, and protected by a natural lava rock seawall.
A little piece of rainforest just 10 miles north of Hilo, Akaka falls State Park is one of the best places on the Big Island to experience Hawaii’s natural beauty.
You can do just that at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, a pristine slice of nature located a couple of miles drive north of Hilo town in Papaikou.
Hilo is chock-full of top-tier SUP sup – from Richardson Beach Park and Leleiwi Beach Park to Onekahakaha Beach Park and Carlsmith Beach Park.
If you want something unique – say, the only black and green sand within striking distance of the town – there’s only one name that comes to mind.
Located inside the Wailuku River State Park, Rainbow Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hilo.
While Big Island’s dramatic natural landscape bears the brunt of the attention, it’s not exactly a secret that Hawaii’s culture and arts scene is thriving.
Check off at least one incredible gateway with scenic drives in Hilo, Hawai.
Captivating visitors from all over the world, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a rare slice of nature.
All over the Hawaiian Islands (with the small exception of Honolulu), the night skies are some of the darkest in the US, making them ideal for stargazing and astrophotography.