A Look at Hilo's Past
Hilo began as a small, quiet fishing and farming community and soon transformed into an important hub in the sugar industry. As time went on, the town hit some major bumps in the road, most notably, two tsunamis that all but swallowed the sweet gem of a city. The town was restored, refusing to be kept down, and it quickly evolved into the bustling urban area it is today. You will be able to explore early-city remnants all over town, as well as ancient forests and landmarks that predate the town itself by a long shot.
Hawaii has always been renowned for its natural wonders and surreal, breathtaking landscapes, and Hilo is in the middle of it all. You will love exploring the beauty of Wailuki River State Park, home to the 80-foot waterfalls known as Rainbow Falls, due to the constant rainbows formed in the mist surrounding them. Take a trip to Japan with a visit to Liliuokalani Gardens alongside Hilo Bay, and stroll through meticulously-landscaped gardens complete with koi ponds, rock gardens, and pagodas. Everything has been so authentically laid out and crafted that you will feel like you actually traveled out of the country.