- 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
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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.
90% 1106 votes
640 N Aohoku Pl, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
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% 899 votes
Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
Operating for more than 25 years, the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters takes its clients on tours of the Big Island, Maui, Kauai, and Oahu. They have their own souvenir shop.
88% 405 votes
Heliport, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
Safari Helicopter Tours takes its clients on tours of the Big Island and Kauai. The most popular tours are the volcano tours and the waterfall tours.
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…
92% 3080 votes
End of Akaka Falls Road, Hilo, HI MoreLess Info
Lush vegetation and scenic views can be seen on the trails of Akaka Falls State Park. The waterfall has a height of 442 feet.
99% 243 votes
200 Kanoelehua Ave., Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
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.
94% 249 votes
71 Banyan Drive, Hilo, HI 96720 MoreLess Info
C Big Island Tours is a tour service that offers guests the opportunity to have a guided experience on the island of Hawaii. Tours include volcano lava, waterfall, and rainforest viewing.
94% 222 votes
485 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96742 MoreLess Info
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.