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Hilo is a family-friendly neighbourhood that's popular for its restaurants. The neighbourhood has many charming qualities, its friendly people among the more noteworthy. Outdoor settings, such as the sea, beaches, and gardens, attract many visitors. Hilo's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Hilo area.
Attractions like Mokupapapa Discovery Center, East Hawaii Cultural Center, and Pacific Tsunami Museum can be part of your cultural tour. Notable landmarks include Naha Stone, St. Joseph Catholic Church, and Liliʻuokalani Park. Create some family memories at Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, and Onomea Tea Company Estate.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Onekahakaha Beach Park, Richardson's Ocean Park, and Hakalau Beach Park are a few spots to soak up some sunshine. You can spend a leisurely afternoon outside at Kalakaua Park, Lincoln Park, or Gilbert Carvalho Park. A shopping trip to Hilo Farmers Market and Hilo Shopping Center might be just what you need for some retail therapy. If you've got some more time, you won't be disappointed by Banyan Golf Course, Naniloa Country Club, and Port of Hilo.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as University of Hawaii at Hilo, Lyman Museum, and Imiloa Astronomy Center. Palace Theater, Wailoa River State Park Hawaii, and Rainbow Falls are also favourite places to visit.
At 6.1 km (3.8 miles), Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.) is the closest major airport to Hilo. You can also fly in and out of Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), which is located 99 km (61.5 miles) away.