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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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Hilo?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 454 holiday lettings around Hilo. From 40 flats & apartments to 35 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hilo?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hilo. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Wainaku: 413 holiday homes
  • Honoli'i Beach Park: 431 holiday homes
  • Keaukaha: 349 holiday homes
  • Kaumana Springs Wilderness: 453 holiday homes
  • Hilo Art Museum: 442 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hilo! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hilo?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Hilo with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Pāhala: 821 holiday lettings
  • Honomu: 179 holiday lettings
  • Pahoa: 455 holiday lettings
  • Waimea: 386 holiday lettings
  • Mountain View: 487 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Hilo?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Hilo. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Honoli'i Beach Park: 431 holiday rentals
  • Kaumana Springs Wilderness: 453 holiday rentals
  • Hilo Art Museum: 442 holiday rentals
  • Carlsmith Beach Park: 443 holiday rentals
  • Richardson's Ocean Park: 439 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hilo listed on HomeAway.co.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 of holiday accommodations.