Hilo is located on the northeastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii, It offers breathtaking natural beauty plus all the amenities of a vibrant town. The region is blessed with dramatic waterfalls, fertile rain forests and blooming gardens, Hilo is well connected as it got international airport. So it is very convenient stop on your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, located 45 minutes south.
The Liliuokalani Gardens is a peaceful respite and features Japanese-style fishponds, pagodas and rock gardens on its 30 acres, while Wailuku River State Park is home to the 80-foot Waianuenue (Rainbow Falls) and Peepee Falls. Visit the nation’s only rainforest zoo, Panaewa Rainforest Zoo, to see a collection of exotic plants and animals, including two Bengal tigers. Whatever your itinerary, a visit to Hilo is worth the trip to experience an authentic taste of the island of Hawaii.