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Best things to do in Island of Hawai'i

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Scenic Viewpoint
“Located on the south side of the Big Island, you won't regret visiting this great national park. Although there is no longer active lava flow, you can still visit craters, see ancient petroglyphs and even see steam still rising from the earth's crust. ”
280 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Take a pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet. Stop to pet the goats on the way there at Honomu Goat Dairy.”
117 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This US National Park is worth a visit with its preserved history as a 'place of refuge' for Hawaiians who broke an ancient law. This is kid friendly. You'll get some great views and interesting history.”
117 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“The farmers market is open every day but the best days are Wednesday and Saturdays when all the vendors are there. Get some apple bananas, papayas and seasonal fruits like mango, lytchee and rambutan. ”
100 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Fantastic go to for a “Date night” ;) - Happy hour 3-5 or for a casual/to a little bit fancy dining experience ;) - Amazing menu and nightly specials where you can usually enjoy live local music in the evening too! ”
98 locals recommend
Department Store
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“If you have a membership- this is arguably the best place to buy groceries, beach supplies and the cheapest gas! ”
70 locals recommend
Beach
“Long stretch of white sand beach, complete with bathrooms and showers. Lifeguards on site, parking and pavilions available.”
85 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“These falls are right in Hilo town and are spectacular especially after rains.Boiling pots are right above the falls just a short hike away”
78 locals recommend
Food
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“This is a must-stop for food, atmosphere, and local beer. Never have been disappointed. Make a reservation or you will be waiting at least 45 minutes.”
102 locals recommend
Beach
“Approximate 10 minute walk from the Kona Belle. This is one of the top spots in Kona for snorkeling”
80 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is a great place for affordable meals and drinks. There is always music in the evening. great place to watch the sunset. However, if you sit in the sand you must be able to get up from the low chairs. ”
83 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit botanical garden and nature preserve located on the 4 mile scenic route off of Route 19 at 27-717 Old Māmalahoa Highway, Pāpa'ikou, Hawaii, Hawaii. ”
80 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“One of the best sunset dinners on the island is inside Waikoloa Resort called Lava Lava Beach Club located on the beach and they have live entertainment.”
78 locals recommend
Café
“If your on the East side on a Wednesday evening definitely check this place out! Take the day, go explore the brand new black sand beach at Isaac Hale Beach Park. Then stop by here for some dinner and live Hawaiian music before you head back home. Loads of local food vendors and arts and crafts. Nice dance floor to get your groove on after sipping on one of their tasty awa bar cocktails.”
87 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Enjoy a meal right on the sand! Pretty sunsets and live entertainment on most nights. ”
77 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Take a lot of water if you hike down, and be prepared for a steep, tough hike back up. However, if you can do it, it is worth it. Plan for most of a day if you want to see the beach and waterfall.”
68 locals recommend