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Best things to do in Island of Hawai'i

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Scenic Lookout
“Make sure it is opened before driving there. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is on Hawaii Island (the Big Island). At its heart are the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa active volcanoes. The Crater Rim Drive passes steam vents and the Jaggar Museum, which features volcanology exhibits and a viewpoint overlooking Halema'uma'u Crater. Thick ferns mark the entrance to the Thurston Lava Tube (Nāhuku). The Chain of Craters Road weaves over lava. Trails crisscross the park.”
291 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Take a pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet. Stop to pet the goats on the way there at Honomu Goat Dairy.”
128 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This US National Park is worth a visit with its preserved history as a 'place of refuge' for Hawaiians who broke an ancient law. This is kid friendly. You'll get some great views and interesting history.”
121 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Good food, nice venue. A little more expensive, but I've never gotten anything there I didn't like. Families welcome and can be a bit loud”
102 locals recommend
Beach
“Another amazing and soft white sand beach on this beautiful island! This is a great spot to go boogie boarding or body surfing or sun bathing...but be mindful...the waves can crash big here so if in doubt, don't go out. But enjoy the beach just the same! ”
87 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“Go as early as possible! So many varieties of rare and local foods. Great prices and always fresh. Some fruits I would recommend are the soursop aka guanoabana, cacao fruit, ice cream bean, black sapote, mangosteen, jackfruit, egg fruit.”
106 locals recommend
Food
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“Kona Brewery is a "must" for anyone who likes beer. But even people who don't like beer will be impressed with the good food and 2,000 square-foot outdoor lanai. Brewery tours are available daily, and the "Growler Shack" is open daily for beer-to-go.”
102 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great place, easy access. As you walk up the staircase to the left of the waterfall, there is a very old breathtaking forest.”
83 locals recommend
Beach
“Kahaluu Beach Park is a tiny sheltered cove on the west side of the Big Island right in the town of Kailua Kona. It’s one of only a handful of beaches in Hawaii with such a large tame fish population. Kahaluu Beach is not a marine preserve, yet for having no fishing limitations, it rivals and sometimes surpasses the quantity of fish you’ll see at a dedicated marine sanctuary.”
95 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit botanical garden and nature preserve located on the 4 mile scenic route off of Route 19 at 27-717 Old Māmalahoa Highway, Pāpa'ikou, Hawaii, Hawaii. ”
81 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Shoes optional! Can’t beat the food and views while you slip off your shoes to put your feet in the sand while you relax right in the ocean.”
84 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Costco is a great place to purchase, wine, food and anything else you need. Also, it is the best place to get gas, almost a dollar cheaper than other gas stations. Costco is in Kona.”
77 locals recommend
Flea Market
“On sundays 7am- 2pm. Love going to this! Music, food ( and lots of it!!) , people— it is so fun! ”
77 locals recommend
Cafe
“Saturdays feature local bands, juice bar, alcoholic drinks, local merchandise. There is a night market. There is also a nearby beach. ”
85 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“One of the best sunset dinners on the island is inside Waikoloa Resort called Lava Lava Beach Club located on the beach and they have live entertainment.”
78 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“This is one of the most beautiful places on the Big Island. I would suggest parking up top and walking down. You'll see other people driving down, but it's quite sketchy because it's such a steep descent. It's a steep and intense walk down and back up or you can just enjoy the beautiful view from the top. ”
67 locals recommend