Top Things to Do in Hilo

Top Things to Do in Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii (B)

A year ago, I was on my way to the South Pacific via Hawaii. I spent a week on the Big Island, of which three days were on the Hilo side. Now that visitors with a COVID check may travel to Hawaii, and it is a popular winter destination, I thought I’d write about things to do in Hilo. Find the list below:

The Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center is located nine miles southeast of Hilo. Since I absolutely LOVE macadamia nuts, I was in heaven. Most of the center is a gift shop filled with all sorts of flavored macadamia nuts. On its ice cream patio, however, visitors may watch a video on the macadamia nut processing and then go look through the windows at the adjacent factory to watch the sorting and packaging. Click here for more details.

A hike might be in order after gorging on fattening, yet mouthwatering nuts. Volcanoes National Park was established in 1916 and encompasses 323,000+ acres including two volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. The park has additionally been designated an International Biosphere Reserve and a World Heritage Site.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Top Things to Do in Hilo
Guide Location: USA » Hilo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Visitor Center
  • Farmers Market
  • Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens
  • Coconut Island
  • Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden
  • The Kaumana Caves