The Best Time to Visit
September to November is the best time to visit Hilo, Big Island. These months bring the Ford Ironman Triathlon World Championship and the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival. June to August is the most expensive time to visit Hilo in terms of room rates and airfares.
Hilo Festivals & Events
The Merrie Monarch Festival is celebrated to honor King David Kal?kaua and goes on for a full week. Miss Aloha Hula and the Group hula Kahiko are the two major competitions held during this annual festival. The Chinese New Year Festival is another major crowd-pulling event of Hilo.
Tips to Save on Travel to Hilo
Advance booking is the perfect way to get cheap flights to Hilo. Book your flights at least 45-20 days in advance and get cheap airfare deals. Hilo International Airport offers scheduled passenger services to major destinations including Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Kahului. Once you reach the airport, you can opt for Bus Service, Taxis, and Car Rental to reach downtown.
Top Attractions in Hilo
Hilo Art Museum- Housing an excellent collection of art from all over the globe, the Hilo Art Museum is an excellent place to treat the art lover inside you. The museum is housed in the Hilo Iron Works building.
Rainbow Falls- When vacationing in Hilo, the Rainbow Falls is a must see attraction. Visitors are strictly advised not to swim in this river anywhere. The Rainbow Falls is a great place for those who wish to stay away from hiking and make it to Akaka Falls.
Graze the Farmers' Market- Browse through the excellent shops in the market and bring back a suitcase full of local produce, crafts and fruits. This market also provides a great opportunity to meet and interact with locals as well as visitors.
Lyman Museum and Lyman Mission House- The Lyman Museum houses an excellent collection of artifacts depicting the natural and cultural history Hawaii. Ancient art of China, minerals and seashells are the most popular exhibits here.