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Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Hilo

The island views, waterfalls and gardens are the perfect backdrop to your holiday 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 trip with friends, holiday 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 cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Hilo a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 holiday, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°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 centre:

  • 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

Transport to and around Hilo

Fly into Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from the city centre. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Hilo?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 313 vacation rentals near Hilo. From 238 houses to 31 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hilo for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hilo?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hilo. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Wainaku: 294 vacation rentals
  • Joint Astronomy Centre: 321 vacation rentals
  • Rainbow Falls: 307 vacation rentals
  • Coconut Island Park: 306 vacation rentals
  • Honoli'i Beach Park: 295 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Hilo! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hilo?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Hilo. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Joint Astronomy Centre: 321 rentals
  • Rainbow Falls: 307 rentals
  • Coconut Island Park: 306 rentals
  • Honoli'i Beach Park: 295 rentals
  • Kaumana Springs Wilderness: 310 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hilo listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.