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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 highlights

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 accommodation are available around Hilo?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 404 holiday rentals around Hilo. From 304 holiday houses to 33 cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Hilo is on Stayz.

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 Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Wainaku: 368 holiday rentals
  • Kaumana Caves County Park: 503 holiday rentals
  • Hilo Municipal Golf Course: 479 holiday rentals
  • Keaukaha: 305 holiday rentals
  • Rainbow Falls: 391 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hilo! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals 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 rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Captain Cook: 1,737 holiday homes
  • Keaau: 207 holiday homes
  • Volcano: 190 holiday homes
  • Kamuela: 350 holiday homes
  • Hawaiian Paradise Park: 186 holiday homes

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hilo?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Hilo. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kaumana Caves County Park: 503 holiday rentals
  • Hilo Municipal Golf Course: 479 holiday rentals
  • Rainbow Falls: 391 holiday rentals
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo Botanical Gardens: 418 holiday rentals
  • Mohouli Park: 403 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hilo listed on Stayz 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 homes.