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Hilo
The landscape of Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, is diverse. Beaches of black, gray, brown and white sand give way to mountains and dramatic waterfalls. Hilo's Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo is the only U.S. zoo in a tropical rainforest. A day trip away are snow-capped Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, with observatories near 11,000 feet on both mountains, and Kilauea Caldera, an active volcano. Back in town are a farmer's market, restaurants, shopping and banyan trees planted by celebrities and politicians.

All things to do » Things to do

Akaka Falls State Park
Akaka Falls State Park
Attraction type: State Parks; Waterfalls
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Maunakea Visitor Information Station
Maunakea Visitor Information Station
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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Liliuokalani Park and Gardens
Liliuokalani Park and Gardens
Attraction type: Gardens
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Rainbow Falls
Rainbow Falls
Waterfalls located on the big island of Hawaii.
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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Richardson Beach Park
Richardson Beach Park
Attraction type: Beaches
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Pineapple's Island Fresh Cuisine
Pineapple's Island Fresh Cuisine
Ranked #1 of 239 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Suisan
Suisan
Ranked #2 of 239 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: Seafood, Hawaiian
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Hawaiian Style Cafe
Ranked #3 of 239 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Two Ladies Kitchen
Two Ladies Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 239 Restaurants in Hilo
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Paul's Place
Paul's Place
Ranked #5 of 239 Restaurants in Hilo
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Lotus Garden Hilo
The Lotus Garden Hilo
$60 - $120
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Hilo
Hilo Bay Hostel
Hilo Bay Hostel
$33 - $78
Ranked #4 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Hilo
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Na'Ali'i Plantation
$50 - $100
Ranked #16 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Arnott's Lodge
Arnott's Lodge
$87 - $181
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Hilo
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Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast
Orchid Tree Bed and Breakfast
$125 - $140
Ranked #2 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns
Hilo Honu Inn
Hilo Honu Inn
$140 - $250
Ranked #4 of 18 Hilo B&B and Inns

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.