Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
When you visit the Big Island a must do is the visit Volcanoes National Park! Visit the calderas! Walk through the Lava Tube. My favorite!! is to drive the Chain of Craters Road to the ocean! It is surreal! When you go please consider having lunch at the Volcano Garden Arts Cafe. My husband and I…
Make sure to pick up lunch, snacks and water before you head to Volcano National Park. Check out the visitor center and the view of the crater before heading out to the Lava Tube and Hiking Trails.
It is a drive for sure but well worth it! I recommend leaving in the early morning around 8 and traveling south to see Green Sands Beach, Black Sands Beach and South Point before arriving at the park around 2. See the crater, hike around and then go back through Hilo to arrive around dinner. Drive…
A must do on the Big Island. Lots of hiking options as well as easier short trails and lookouts on the volcano.
Go early! There is so much to see and do. Hike the crater rim, check out the visitor’s center, visit the lava tubes, and take a lot of pictures!!!
Unique destination to spot live lava flows, lava tubes & glowing craters is popular with tourists.
“Akaka Falls State Park offers great views of a 442-foot waterfall (and nearby Kahuna Falls) along a half-mile, paved scenic path. You pay to park, or pay a per-person entry fee (you can park just outside of the park for free). Stop at Mr. Ed’s or Hilo Sharks Café in Honomu before or after your trip to the falls. ”
“Check out the market on Wednesdays or Saturdays, when they have the most vendors. Most likely you will find some fresh island fruit there cheaper than you would find at a grocery store.”
“Rainbow Falls, also known as Waianuenue Falls, is located at Wailuku River State Park, just a few minutes west of downtown Hilo. The park makes for a nice, easy walk on a day when the weather is really good. ”
“Kaleo's Bar & Grill, one of the Big Island's favorite dining and entertainment spot. Located just outside the big city lights, Kaleo's in Pahoa Town is quickly making a name for itself as the go to place for Hawaiian, local favorite foods. With nightly live entertainment, great food, and warm service, Kaleo's has something for everyone.”
“Best place to source with local produce at excellent prices. Grab a bite to eat from local food vendors. Souvenirs and crafts available for incredible prices. ”