We had decided to wait until our week in Kona to visit the park. It was well worth the drive . This park was unlike anything I had experienced. It's very unique with all the volcanos. We did the crater hike which was a once in a lifetime. They don't tell you, but it's not the easiest but it was still worth it. We saw a lot in one day, but ideally if you have the time you could spend days here and still not see everything. Loved all the steam and scenery. There was no lava flow, unfortunately but last year it was pretty epic in the amount and duration of the flow. Kilauea is known as the drive in volcano so you can enjoy Crater Rim Drive and still experience a lot.