This December I will be going to Hilo for one overnight stay from Oahu for an evening hike to the lava flow. Will be arriving in Hilo early morning. The hike tour will start either at 1:00PM or 3:00PM, I was told by the tour company, it's still too soon for them to be sure.
My question is if I arrive early enough, around 8:00AM does anyone have recommendations of what to see or do for the few hours we have free before the tour. We will rent a car. We took this overnight trip only for the hike tour and are very excited but was wondering if it would be a wise use of our time to see some additional sites.
Any recommendations would be great.
Thank you in advance for your help!