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Top things to do in Island of Hawaii

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Kilauea Iki Trail (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park)
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$108* and up
Ranked #1 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Hiking Trails
A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
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Mauna Kea Summit (Kailua-Kona)
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$207* and up
Ranked #2 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Mountains; Nature and Parks
At 13,796 feet, this peak offers an incredible view of lava, desert, the valley and Mauna Loa.
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Ranked #3 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a... more » Owner description: The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world's tropical plants,and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world's rainforests. At a time when rainforest plants are disappearing at an alarming rate, the Garden is working to preserve as many species as possible for the benefit of future generations. « less
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Ranked #4 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Hula Daddy Kona Coffee is an award winning coffee farm offering coffee tastings, farm tours and roasting demonstrations. We... more » Owner description: Hula Daddy Kona Coffee is an award winning coffee farm offering coffee tastings, farm tours and roasting demonstrations. We are the winner of the 2014 Kona Coffee Cupping Competition. Hula Daddy sells roasted coffee beans that have been grown on its own plantation. We offer tours in Korean, Japanese and Chinese by appointment. « less
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park)
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$82* and up
Ranked #5 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Volcanos; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #6 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Waikoloa Coast Divers and Sportfishing
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Three Ring Ranch (Kailua-Kona)
Ranked #7 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Zoos
Owner description: The Three Ring Ranch is a private, USDA licensed, non-profit, exotic animal sanctuary located on five acres above Kona. It is... more » Owner description: The Three Ring Ranch is a private, USDA licensed, non-profit, exotic animal sanctuary located on five acres above Kona. It is home to zebras, nene, hawks, owls, flamingos and reptiles, as well as many other rare, endangered and exotic animals. « less
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Honaunau Bay (Honaunau)
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$81* and up
Ranked #8 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; Bodies of Water
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Hapuna Beach (Kohala Coast)
Ranked #9 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; State Parks
One of the nicest sand beaches on the Kohala coast.
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Ranked #10 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #11 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Valleys; Lookouts
One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Greenwell Farms (Kealakekua)
Ranked #13 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Kona coffee plantation.
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$207* and up
Ranked #14 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Observatories/ Planetariums; Museums
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$115* and up
Ranked #15 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Historic Sites; National Parks
This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.
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Makalawena/Pu'u Ali'i (Kailua-Kona)
Ranked #16 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches
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Kilauea (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park)
Ranked #17 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: National Parks; Volcanos; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a caldera approximately 4 by 3.2 kilometers wide and... more » Owner description: Active volcano built on the southeastern slope of Mauna Loa features a caldera approximately 4 by 3.2 kilometers wide and walls from zero to 120 meters high. « less
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$186* and up
Ranked #18 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Valleys; Historic Walking Areas
A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Kona Joe Coffee (Kealakekua)
Ranked #19 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Located in Kainaliu, in the heart of the Kona Coffee district, Kona Joe Coffee will take you into the first trellised coffee... more » Owner description: Located in Kainaliu, in the heart of the Kona Coffee district, Kona Joe Coffee will take you into the first trellised coffee plantation in the world. We grow our coffee on a trellis system, very similar to how wine grapes are grown, hence, Coffee Grown Like Wine! There are many advantages to growing coffee by this patented method, all of which you can learn during your visit.We are open every day from 9am until 5pm. We offer Kona’s most complete, fully guided plantation tour experience. The tour is an information packed, 30 minute walking tour complete with visiting our dry mill, roasting and packing room, chocolate room, and up close look at coffee trees, cherries, parchment, and even possibly blooms!Kona Joe Coffee is a fully operative coffee farm completing everything from planting and growing, to wet milling, dry milling, roasting, packing, retail, and even making coffee drinks.You can also experience coffee and chocolate sampling in our artist inspired showroom. There are four types of coffee sampling and two types of chocolate sampling daily.Need a latte or cappuccino? We have a full service espresso bar located on our lanai with 270 degree views of the beautiful Kona CoastTour reservations are welcomed but not required. Visiting from a cruise ship? Need a pick up from Kailua? We offer free pick up in the Kona Joe Coffee shuttle for groups. Hope to see you soon and aloha! « less
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Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cook)
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$110* and up
Ranked #20 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Historic Sites; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Bodies of Water

How to Hike down to kealakekua bay. The hike down is about 45 minutes - up maybe an hour or a bit more dependent on fitness. Not hard but BRING WATER Park (or get dropped off) at... more »

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Ranked #21 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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$416* and up
Ranked #22 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks

Please be careful when snorkling at Kapoho not to damage the coral! Snorklers really don't need fins as it is a very protected area, and they do so much harm. When unfamiliar... more »

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Ranked #23 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Other
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Ranked #24 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
The big island of Hawaii's southernmost point features the Green Sand Beach.
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Ranked #25 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches
Located behind the Mauna Kea Hotel.
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$186* and up
Ranked #26 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: ; Natural History Museums; Museums
A geological and historical museum.
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Kula Kai Caverns (Ocean View)
Ranked #27 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Geologic Formations; Nature and Parks
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$416* and up
Ranked #28 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches; Parks; State Parks
Nestled in an area with coconut trees and a black sand beach, this park is one of the best in Hawaii.
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Ranked #29 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Beaches
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Kahua Ranch (Waimea)
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$249* and up
Ranked #30 of 255 attractions in Island of Hawaii
Category: Ranchs; Landmarks
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