Hilo Travel Guide
Welcome to Hilo!
Found on the Big Island of Hawaii, Hilo offers guests an historic downtown area packed with restaurants, shops and attractions. The annual Merrie Monarch Festival brings the city to life every Easter with a host of activities celebrating Hawaii's cultural flair. Beaches are high on most itineraries and Hilo features several, including Hilo Bay Beachfront Park. Popular aquatic activities in the area include snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing and canoeing. Hilo is home to Pana'ewa Zoo, the only rainforest zoo in the United States, with a focus on indigenous flora and fauna. The Univeristy of Hawaii also has a campus in Hilo and features an astronomical telescope as well as a large Hawaiian studies and language department. For further local study, the Pacific Tsunami Museum is located in Hilo and features exhibits educating the public as well as a memorial to victims of past tsunamis.
This museum is a living monument to those who lost their lives in past tsunamis.
Hotels & Motels
Enjoy the amenities of the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.
Experience a helicopter tour that allows you to feel the heat radiated from the lava of active volcanoes with no doors in the way.