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Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Hilo

The island views, waterfalls and gardens are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in Hilo. This city's shopping, parks and restaurants draw many visitors. Pacific Tsunami Museum, Lyman Museum and Imiloa Astronomy Center are a few of the top cultural sights. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Hilo

Do you want to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Hilo a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Naniloa Country Club (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Hilo Municipal Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Onomea Tea Company Estate (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory (6.9 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Akatsuka Orchid Gardens (19.6 mi / 31.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Hilo

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your vacation, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural features

Exploring the volcano viewpoints and other natural features in Hilo

Island views, beautiful waterfalls and pristine beaches are a few of the stunning natural features that Hilo boasts. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Hilo is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mauna Kea (25.9 mi / 41.7 km)
  • Akaka Falls (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Kalakaua Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Lincoln Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Wailoa River State Park Hawaii (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Bayfront Park (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Hilo

Fly into Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), which is 42.5 mi (68.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Hilo?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 486 house rentals around Hilo. From 318 Houses to 47 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Hilo is on HomeAway.