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Things to do in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Scenic Viewpoint
“Something for everyone. Great hiking and walking trails. Small museum. Have lunch at the Volcano house on the rim of the crater.”
  • 287 locals recommend
Beach
“Great place to see the turtles, with a small hiking trail and swimming. Be sure to bring water shoes ”
  • 70 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Volcano; Located in the village of Volcano. Classic setting and looks like a lodge inside w quite an impressive fireplace ! Great food and wonderful experience ! Reservations to be safe in the evening. Cool in the evenings so take a jacket. (4000 ft)”
  • 44 locals recommend
Café
“Volcano; Great restaurant and great food ! Reservations highly recommended ! Need I say more. Cool evenings take a jacket. Menu available on line.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Hotel
“Upscale dining with a smaller menu at the bar. The only restaurant with a view of the volcano.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
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“Volcano; Great Thai Food and very clean restaurant ! Evenings cool so take a jacket. Menu available on line.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Winery
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“The southern most winery in the United States also sits on the side of a volcano! They offer a variety of wines made from area-sourced ingredients. A must do when you are in Volcano!”
  • 35 locals recommend
Beach
“You can see the large turtles here if you are lucky. Don't be shy to ask around if they close by.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“Art gallery, with regular cultural programs. check out their web site for programs.”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Volcano; Good variety of burgers, sandwiches, etc. little bit of everything plus they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Evenings cool so take jacket.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Flower Shop
“If you are fascinated by orchids, this is the place you will get your fill of an amazing variety. On your way to or from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, it is easy to make a stop here. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“The owners of Eagles Lighthouse are incredible! This cafe is a must when traveling to Volcano National Park. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Very interesting to learn about coffee growing in this area. Everyone is friendly and happy to help or share.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Boarding House
“Located in the Volcanoes National Park. Cabins are restricted to military families, but the bowling alley (with cafe), restaurant, general store (with souvenirs) and bar are open to all park visitors.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Food
“Farmer's Market Sundays 6 to 10 AM with local art, crafts, food, and coffee. Skate Park. Playground.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Vegan selections. Surrounded by an art gallery (Volcano Garden Arts) and a lovely garden. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Volcano; Great restaurant and great food ! Reservations highly recommended ! Need I say more. Cool evenings take a jacket. Menu available on line.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“Volcano; Great Thai Food and very clean restaurant ! Evenings cool so take a jacket. Menu available on line.”
  • 32 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Volcano; Good variety of burgers, sandwiches, etc. little bit of everything plus they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Evenings cool so take jacket.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“The owners of Eagles Lighthouse are incredible! This cafe is a must when traveling to Volcano National Park. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Vegan selections. Surrounded by an art gallery (Volcano Garden Arts) and a lovely garden. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Look for this food truck in front of Akatsuka Orchid Gardens for a special treat!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Closest place to grab a beer! They have Kona Brew beer on tap and a decent bar area and tv's to watch sports.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Sit in the bar for lunch or dinner. Fun menu. Get a scenic look directly at Halemaumau Crater. Two gift shops.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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