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People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawai’i (PATH)

In partnership with Hilo Downtown Improvement Association’s Public Safety Committee, People’s Advocacy for Trails Hawai’i (PATH) conducted a bicycle safety class at UH Hilo for 15 students. The student level of proficiency varied from those who had never ridden before to those who were more experienced. Topics covered were: rules of the road safety tips and […]

Hawai’i Island All Nations Powwow, Sept. 21-22

First Friday Art and Music Events, April 5

Downtown Hilo’s First Friday Night Market brings art and entertainment to the street from 5 to 9pm. This month our theme is ‘FIRE’ and Laurali Firefly will be doing two fire performances at 6pm and 7.30pm.  There will be vending, street food and live music. All welcome to stop by ‘The Mamo Corner’ on Mamo […]

Wall Street Journal: Retire in Hilo

The Wall Street Journal recently posted an article on retiring in Hilo: Many retirees flock to the islands of Maui and Oahu, often overlooking The Big Island of Hawaii—and with it, some gems like the town of Hilo. The lifestyle on Hilo is a bit like Honolulu of decades past, before the flood of tourists […]

Mokupapapa Discovery Center

The Center has re-located to the corner of Kamehameha Avenue and Waianuenue Avenue in the historic Koehnen Building. 76 Kamehameha Avenue Hilo, Hi 96720 Opening at this new location in mid-February our hours will remain as before, Tuesday-Saturday 9 am – 4 pm. Admission will be free in this larger space for all. We are very excited […]

Wailoa Art Center

See the current Art Show or Exhibit featuring our talented local artists. Exhibit changes monthly. Additional Info Location on: Map Map Location Number: 9 Explore On: Foot Published inBasicaly Books Guide to Hilo

Scenic Route

Drive the scenic route of the old Mamalahoa Highway north of Hilo to step back into old Hawai‘i. Off Hwy. 19 at Onomea. This is a part of the Hilo-Hamakua Heritage Coast, extending from Hilo to Honoka‘a through the lushly scenic windward side of the island of Hawai‘i.   Additional Info: Location: Map Map Location […]

Honoli’i Beach Park

Climb down the steps to this popular local surfing site at Honoli‘i Beach Park, where Honoli‘i Stream empties into the Pacific Ocean. Hwy. 19 at Alae point   Additional Info: Location: Map Map Location Number: 31 Explore On: Wheels Published in Basically Books Guide to Hilo

Richardson’s Ocean Center

Experience the abundance of Hawai‘i’s seashore environment and swim or snorkel at Richardson’s Ocean Center and Park. Hwy. 137 in Keaukaha. Additional Info Location on: Map Map Location Number: 30 Explore On: Wheels Published in Basicaly Books Guide to Hilo

Four Miles

Plunge into the spring fed shoreline waters at Four-mile Beach Park. Across the street is an aqua farm raising mullet, trout and tilapia. Hwy. 137 in Keaukaha.   Additional Info Location on: Map Map Location Number: 29 Explore On: Wheels Published in Basicaly Books Guide to Hilo

Onekahakaha Beach Park

Stop at Onekahakaha Beach Park to explore the tide pools and refresh yourself at the natural wading pool. Hwy. 137 in Keaukaha. Additional Info Location on: Map Map Location Number: 28 Explore On: Wheels Published in Basicaly Books Guide to Hilo

Keaukaha

Drive along the scenic shoreline following Kalaniana‘ole Ave. through Keaukaha to Richardson’s Beach. Hwy. 137. Additional Info Location on: Map Map Location Number: 27 Explore On: Wheels Published in Basicaly Books Guide to Hilo

Kaumana Caves

Climb down into the bowels of the earth to see the lush ferns of Kaumana Caves in this natural cave, a lava tube formed by the flow of 1881. Hwy. 200. Additional Info Location on: Map Map Location Number: 26 Explore On: Wheels Published in Basicaly Books Guide to Hilo