- Our list of the best things to do in Hilo, Hawaii, features the top 82 nearby activities — including 42 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Hilo, HI has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Tours, Museums & Galleries, and Adventures.
- The results below include the top 35 things to do within the city of Hilo, HI , followed by 47 popular activities in nearby cities, including Pahoa, Volcano, Hakalau, Honomu, Keaau, Laupahoehoe, Papaikou, Volcanoes, Wailea, Kailua-Kona, Kurtistown and Mountain View
KapohoKine Adventures 93 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI MoreLess Info
Hike between volcanos, or explore black sand beaches, look for sea turtles and see active volcanic craters and steam vents
100% 371 votes
262 Kamehameha Avenue, In back of Orchidland Surf Shop, Hilo, HI 96778 MoreLess Info
At Lavaland Hawaii Day Tours, visitors can trek through the rocky volcano terrain and see the native wildlife. The guide is very knowledgeable about the history and science of the region's volcanoes. Lunch is provided during a picnic.
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224 Kamehameha Avenue #106, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
The volcano tours and the zipline tours are two of the most popular services offered by KapohoKine Adventures. Other services include whale watching and snorkeling. They have their own gear shop.
Located at the 14 000 ft summit of Mauna Kea, and accessible by vehicle, the Mauna Kea Observatory is the largest astronomical observatory in the world, housing thirteen telescopes operated by astronomers in eleven countries.
89% 1043 votes
Mauna Kea Access Road, Hilo, HI MoreLess Info
Located midway to the summit at Mauna Kea, the Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station is the acclimatization point for those continuing to the summit, and houses interpretive information and public telescopes. Free nightly stargazing programs provide guided opportunities for star-gazing in a location notable for…
Founded in 2009, Kamaaina Custom Tours is a service that gives visitors the opportunity to have a guided tour of the island by car. Many tours options are available, including volcano and waterfall/rainforest tours.
Ahiu Hawaii Guided Lava Tours is a tour company that offers sightseeing excursions throughout the islands of Hawaii. The company requires adventurers to wear covered shoes and recommends wearing sunglasses, sunscreen, and pants on trips.