Hilo Hawaii is a town surrounded by water falls and tropical gardens with a mixture of Asian and Polynesian cultures. Hilo is renowned for its festivals, flowers, music, tropical rainy climate, and laid back lifestyle.
HiloLiving.com keeps track of events in Hilo Hawaii with resources and insights about moving to Hawaii, shipping cars and belongings to Hawaii, and renting and setting up a household in Hawaii.
We just published a travel guide paperback: Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation: A Guide for Visiting the Big Island of Hawaii. The guide includes over 150 places we love in Hilo and all around on the island, with directions and photographs (black and white) to describe them. We included our research on the legends and historical backgrounds about the sites. You can find our guide book at Banyan General Store in front of the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.
If you have a Kindle,
Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation East Side: A Guide for Visiting Hilo, Volcano, Kau, and Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii
is a great guide for a day or longer in Hilo and the east side of the island. A companion Kindle
Your Ideal Hawaii Island Vacation West Side: A Guide for Visiting Kona and Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii
covers places on the other side of the island.
Hilo Hawaii hosts the most renowned hula competition, Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, which draws hula lovers from around the world to Hilo during Easter week.
Hilo has year round festivals and pageantry such as the Royal Order of King Kamehameha celebration, the County Fair, the Hilo PowWow, Polynesian dance performances, and Hawaiian music festivals.
Downtown Hilo is lined with gift shops, clothing stores, restaurants, and treats like Hawaiian shave ice. Hilo's Farmers market is at the corner of Kamehameha and Mamo streets and the Bandstand in downtown Hilo is used for celebrations and performances. Parades through downtown Hilo celebrate holidays during the year.
Hilo Hawaii sits below Mauna Kea Volcano and above Hilo Bay. The Banyan Drive peninsula has Hilo's hotels, Liliuokalani Gardens, and is covered by a canopy of Banyan trees named for famous people. During the year Hilo Bay has Outrigger canoe races and cruise liners visit weekly.
Check out our books and Kindles about visiting, buying a home, and moving to Hawaii Island.
YOUR IDEAL HAWAII ISLAND VACATION: A Guide for Visting the Big Island of Hawaii
YOUR IDEAL HAWAII ISLAND VACATION WEST SIDE: A Guide for Visiting Kona and Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii
YOUR IDEAL HAWAII ISLAND VACATION EAST SIDE: A Guide for Visiting Hilo, Volcano, Kau, and Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii
YOUR IDEAL HAWAII HOME: Avoid Disaster when Buying or Building in Hawaii
YOUR IDEAL HAWAII MOVE: A Guide for Moving to Hawaii Island
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