Fun and Entertaining Places in Hilo

The city of Hilo will not disappoint you when it comes to entertainment. Be it the vibrant shopping streets, bustling nightlife, or creative theaters, you will find different fun and entertainment options in Hilo. Here is the extensive list of all the entertainment places in Hilo that are bound to make your vacation a memorable one. With so many options to choose from, you will never have to worry about what to do in Hilo anymore.

Let's explore the best places for fun and entertainment in Hilo:

  1. Richardson Beach Park

    4.6 (456 Votes)
    Richardson Beach Park

    Beach, Park, Entertainment, Water Sport

    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 even children. Thus, it is best for family picnics. The most popular activity at the beach is snorkelling, especially during summers. There are many tropical fishes and corals that you can observe he...Read more
  2. Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo

    4.5 (510 Votes)
    Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo

    Zoo, Nature, Bird Watching

    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 than 80 species of animals from all over the world on display here, including some endangered ones. There are also 40 different kinds of flora you will find here, some of them being Orchids, Clump...Read more
  3. Mauna Loa Observatory


    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 monitoring and collecting data related to atmospheric changes ever since the 1950s. The observatory's remote location in the Pacific Ocean, air that is undisturbed and pollution-free and minimal inf...Read more
  4. Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery

    Art Gallery, Photo Gallery, Workshop

    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 breath-taking images, these photographers display art that represents the true essence and spirit of the island. Be it the formidable volcanic action or the picturesque seascapes, these two have cap...Read more
  5. Pu'u 'o'o Trail

    Trail, Hiking Trail, Adventure, Nature

    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 trail was used to drive cattle between the Pu’u 'O'o Ranch on Mauna Loa and the other range on Mauna Kea, thus giving it its name after the ranch. Along the trail you will come across a variety...Read more
  6. Subaru Telescope

    4.8 (120 Votes)
    Subaru Telescope

    View Point, Observatory

    Lying atop Mauna Kea, at a height of 4200 metres, is an 8.2 metres flagship telescope of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan called the Subaru Telescope. This telescope provides astronomers from Japan, as well as, all around the world an opportunity to explore the cosmos in order to gain a deeper insight into understanding everything around us more accurately. There are tours held by...Read more
  7. Sugar Coast Candy

    4.6 (73 Votes)
    Sugar Coast Candy

    Entertainment, Specialty Shop

    For all those with a sweet tooth, this place is heaven. The Sugar Coast Candy store has probably one of the biggest collections of candies you will ever come across, with not just new flavours, but also some old-school goodies which will definitely bring out the child in you. The displays are so eye-catching, that you will want to indulge your sugar-cravings with all of them. And for those who ...Read more
  8. Reeds Bay Beach Co Park

    Outdoors, Beach, Walking Area, Entertainment

    Along the popular Banyan Drive, lies this beautifully landscaped park, alongside white sands of Reeds Bay. With paved walkways, outdoor showers, picnic tables and a drinking fountain, this park is a perfect spot for picnics. The adjoining bay is calm and shallow and provides a good place for swimming. The most preferred area in Reeds Bay, is Ice Pond, at the head of the bay. This natural pond i...Read more
  9. Naha Stone

    4.3 (133 Votes)
    Naha Stone

    Landmark, Entertainment

    As per legend, he who lifted the three-and-a-half ton Naha Stone, would unite all the islands of Hawaii. At the age of 14, Kamehameha not only lifted the boulder but also flipped it over, and went on to become the first king of the Island of Hawaii. After him, no other person has ever done this feat. Now the legendary Naha Stone rests in front of the Hilo Public Library, and is open for all to ...Read more
  10. Onizuka Center For International Astronomy


    If you are an avid star gazer then the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy, also known as Hale PÅhaku is just the place for you. With the help of Interpretive Guides and Maunakea Rangers to answer your questions, a visit to this place containing all facilities for the telescopes and instruments including the Mauna Kea Observatory on Hawaii Island leaves you spellbound. Telescopes...Read more
  11. James Clerk Maxwell Telescope


    The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope is the largest single dish telescope which is found on the Mauna Kea Observatory in Hawaii. It helps us to study our solar system (the Sun, planets, and comets), interstellar matter and distant galaxies. If you are interested in science or astronomy you will find it interesting. The way it is protected against water vapor in the Earth’s atmosphere...Read more
  12. East Hawaii Cultural Center

    4.5 (119 Votes)
    East Hawaii Cultural Center

    Art And Culture, Museum, Performance, Exhibition

    For those who do not know it, Hilo is quite an arts and culture hub. The East Hawaii Cultural Center is proof of this fact as is showcases Hawaiian art and culture scene in the best way. There are many festivals, performances, exhibits, shows and workshops taking place at this center, with the sole purpose of showing the world what true Hawaii is all about. Housed inside a building that was for...Read more
  13. Mokupapapa Discovery Center

    4.6 (219 Votes)
    Mokupapapa Discovery Center

    Museum, Aquarium, Entertainment, Specialty Museum

    Inside the historic, but modest looking Koehnen Building, lies Mokupapapa Discovery Center, that aims of bringing the natural science, culture and history of the North western Hawaiian Islands and surrounding marine environment, to the people. The centre provides information about the single largest conservation area in America and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, the ...Read more
  14. Onekahakaha Beach Park

    4.6 (43 Votes)
    Onekahakaha Beach Park

    Beach, Entertainment

    Just south of downtown Hilo, lies Onekahakaha Beach Park is ideal for families, especially those with small kids. On the white sand beach is a cove with sand at the bottom, which has been separated from the main ocean by a boulder break. Due to this, the cove does not have any currents and is shallow, making it perfect for a swim. There are lifeguards available around the clock, all through the...Read more
  15. Panaewa Rainforest Zoo Image