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Hilo overview

Hilo is a friendly place, known for its gardens and parks, and features picturesque views of the sea and the volcano. You're sure to appreciate the ample cafe and dining options. Spend a relaxing day at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Mauna Kea when the weather is nice. University of Hawaii at Hilo and Mauna Kea Observatory are popular sights to see. A family-friendly area, Hilo also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Hilo

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Hilo has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Hilo with by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Hilo hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Hilo hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Hilo

Fly in to Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from central Hilo. Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala) is the next closest major airport, 42.5 mi (68.4 km) away.

What to see around Hilo

Fun outdoor activities are on hand, along with these attractions:
  • • Native Hawaiian Lava
  • • Pu'u 'O'o Trail
  • • Kipuka Puaulu Trail
  • • Halemaumau Trail
  • • Pu'u Huluhulu trail
Its beaches, jungle and parks are well known. Favourite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Kalakaua Park
  • • Lincoln Park
  • • Wailoa River State Park Hawaii
  • • Wailoa River State Recreation Area
  • • Bayfront Park
Popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • • Mauna Kea
  • • Mauna Kea Observatory
  • • Pacific Tsunami Museum

When to visit Hilo

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 26°C day, 17°C night
  • April-June: 28°C day, 18°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 20°C night
  • October-December: 28°C day, 18°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 828 cm
  • April-June: 686 cm
  • July-September: 777 cm
  • October-December: 936 cm
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  • Beaches
  • Family-friendly