Cecil B. De Mille, the famous arborists, King George V and baseball star Babe Ruth, etc. made the old banyan trees into towering historic monuments and Hilo Hawaii hotels you could never imagine. You can drive down Banyan Drive. Just open your imagination. If you want a whole view of the surrounding scenic spots, you can stop in the front gate of the Naniloa Volcanoes Hawaii hotel. Another interesting place is the Liliuokalani Gardens which covers 30-acre and named after the Hawaii’s last monarch. And the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo will never let you down. It covers an area of 12-acre and contains 50 species of rainforest species. These species are Sumatran tigers, rare West African pygmy hippos and Hawaiian birds which you can only find on these islands. After a day of shopping, you can cool yourself down in the “Ice Pond” at Reeds Bay Beach Park which is the best choice for the local children. If you are a fun of Hilo snorkeling, then our advice for you is the Richardson Beach Park. There you can even invites green sea turtles and resting in the pavilions or under any of the palm trees. If you and your family members are on the ride of Highway 19 on Nahala Street then you should stop at Honoli’i Beach Park. You can take the sun-bathing there, get some tan. At the Leleiwi, people are take part in the Stand up World Tour for surfing. There are plenty of showers and restrooms. And it is also the only place you can surf near Hilo. If you need a close contact with the Remote Coral Reefs for you and your children, then Mokupapapa is on the recommendation list. This center covers an area of 4,000-squar-foot. At that center children can get the education about the habitat of the island’s coral reef, watch the 3-D models and learn something from the educational films. The finest fish at Northwest Hawaii’s are all in the 2,500 gallon saltwater aquarium. And the best part is this aquarium is totally free for all the visitors. In the year 1839, a missionary couple from New England built the Lyman House. It is the oldest wood-fram home on the island. And even Mark Twain once visited there. And shopping at the downtown Hilo is also a lot of fun. At Hilo Farmers Market you can have the best of local cuisine.
What are you waiting for? Pack your entire luggage and start your motor.