Best Things To Do in Hilo, Hawaii

Whether you're visiting Hilo for a few days or are a localite, Hilo is sure to have something new for you. Explore our guide that tells you about the best tourist places to visit and things to do in Hilo. This guide will give you an idea about the popular attractions, upcoming tourist spots, and off-beat things to do in Hilo. This makes it easy to plan weekends or long vacations in Hilo. We have compiled this cool stuff to do in Hilo keeping in mind the points of interest for families, groups, and romantic couples. Looking at the activities for adventure junkies in Hilo listed here will get the blood rushing and adrenaline pumping through your veins.

Check out free places to visit in Hilo which you can visit without spending a penny. Handpicked tours, day trips, and excursions in Hilo will make your visit comfortable. You will also find the opening and closing time, along with the time required to cover major attractions. This will help you to have a flawless plan without much hassle. We have also included eateries in Hilo recommended by locals.

Tourist Attractions in Hilo

Take a look at these famous tourist attractions in Hilo that are a must-visit!

  1. #1 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 409 itineraries
    Liliuokalani Park And Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Park, Nature

    Address: 189 Lihiwai St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Named after Queen Liliuokalani, one of Hawaii's last reigning monarchs, these gardens will take you to Japan. The highlight of the 30 acres’ garden was built in early 1900s, is the Japanese gard...Read more

  2. #2 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 456 itineraries
    Richardson Beach Park

    Tags: Beach, Park, Entertainment, Water Sport

    Address: 2349 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

    Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    The only black sand beach in all of Hilo, Richardson Beach Park is a great place to have some fun in the water. The natural seawalls create tide pools and keep the water calm, making it perfect for ev...Read more

  3. #3 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 453 itineraries
    Coconut Island

    Tags: Island, Nature

    Address: Hilo, HI 96720, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Located in Hilo Bay, this small island can be accessed only via a pedestrian footbridge from Liliuokalani Gardens. Its Hawaiian name Moku Ola means “Island of Life”, since the waters of th...Read more

  4. #4 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 338 itineraries
    Pepeekeo Scenic Drive

    Tags: View Point, Scenic Drive

    Address: Hawaii 96783, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    At about 5 to 8 miles north of Hilo, one of the most picturesque routes on Big Island, the Pepeekeo Scenic Drive is not to be missed. Stretching over 4 miles, this drive is a part of the old mamalahoa...Read more

  5. #5 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 768 itineraries
    Kaumana Caves Co Park

    Tags: Cave, Park

    Address: Mile Marker 4-5 Kaumana Dr, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

    The main highlight of this park is the lave tube formed by the lava flow from Mauna Loa in 1881. The Kaumana Caves are a part of the 25-mile-long lava tube that runs through Big Island. There is a fli...Read more

  6. #6 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 220 itineraries
    Hilo Tropical Gardens

    Tags: Garden, Nature

    Address: 1477 Kalanianaole Ave, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Known as the “Garden in a Valley on the Ocean”, the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens has been attracting photographers, gardeners, botanists, scientists and nature lovers from all across ...Read more

  7. #7 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 510 itineraries
    Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo

    Tags: Zoo, Nature, Bird Watching

    Address: 800 Stainback Hwy, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    The Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Garden is one-of-a-kind in every way. The 12 acres’ large zoo is the only one in the whole of United States that is located inside in a rainforest. There are more...Read more

  8. #8 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 207 itineraries
    Lyman House Memorial Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 276 Haili St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Originally built as a Mission House, by New England missionaries David and Sarah Lyman, the museum was built by their descendants a century later. The exhibits of the museum aim at showcasing the true...Read more

  9. #9 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 421 itineraries
    Mauna Loa Observatory

    Tags: Observatory

    Address: 1437 Kilauea Ave #102, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

    A part of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth System Research Laboratory and Global Monitoring Division, the Mauna Loa Observatory is a leading facility that has been continuously m...Read more

  10. #10 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 150 itineraries
    Mauna Kea State Park

    Tags: Park

    Address: Waimea, HI 96743, United States

    Timings: 05:55 am - 05:55 pm Details

    This 20.5 acres’ large state park is a protected are in the state of Hawaii. The shrub land, at a height of 6500 feet, gives a spectacular view of the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. It is a popular sp...Read more

  11. #11 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 211 itineraries
    Honoli'i Beach Park

    Tags: Beach, Park, Picnic Spot

    Address: 180 Kahoa St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Just north of the Hilo Bay, lies the most popular surf beach in all of east Big Island. The beach is located in a secluded area, with grassy land and picnic tables for picnickers to just stretch out l...Read more

  12. #12 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 268 itineraries
    Rainbow Falls Park

    Tags: Park, Hiking Trail, Nature

    Address: Hilo, HI, USA

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Along the lower reach of the longest river in the Island of Hawai'i, the Wailuku River, lies a scenic state park with two of the most beautiful waterfalls in Hilo and a stunning hiking trail. The firs...Read more

  13. #13 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 210 itineraries
    St. Joseph Catholic Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site

    Address: 43 Kapiolani St, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

    Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    This beautiful old church provides you with a blend of spirituality and fun. Visitors will feel completely at home with the parishioners, who welcome them with shell leis. The location of the church i...Read more

  14. #14 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 185 itineraries
    Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery

    Tags: Art Gallery, Photo Gallery, Workshop

    Address: 224 Kamehameha Ave #103, Hilo, HI 96720, United States

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Owned by two of Hawai'i Island's most renowned photographers, Bruce Onroi and Tom Kualii, the Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery is their tribute to their home. Known for going to extremes to capture b...Read more

  15. #15 of 309 Things To Do in Hilo
    - Used in 219 itineraries
    Pu'u 'o'o Trail

    Tags: Trail, Hiking Trail, Adventure, Nature

    Address: Hilo, HI, USA

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A part of the Na Ala Hele trail system, the Pu'u 'O'oTraail goes through all those areas in the old-growth forest that has been spared by the lava flows from the Mauna Loa. During older times, this tr...Read more

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  • want to go fishing close to Hilo in mid june. any one there offer that service?

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    • Yes, I suppose there are a couple of fishing charter services, such as the Malama Fishing Charters, available near Hilo in Hawaii. I suggest you search more online or ask the locals around to get more information. 

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