Hawaii Island offers a range of activities for the discerning traveler. The town of Hilo features the Merrie Monarch Festival, the world’s major hula event, held from March to April. Hilo also houses several galleries and museums featuring the works of local sculptors, painters, and musicians.
Liliuokalani Gardens has many Japanese bridges for kids as well as adults to run over. You can walk along the Kohala Coast to see ancient petroglyphs etched into stone at various sites. Family friendly beaches and parks offer a number of outdoor activities including snorkeling and diving. Learn about paniolo or Hawaiian cowboys and visit Kahua Ranch in Waimea for a wagon ride.
You can go sightseeing and window-shopping in Kailua-Kona, the art and coffee town of beautiful Kailua-Kona. Visit the Hamakua Heritage Corridor for a road journey or roam the streets of Downtown Hilo. On the Kohala Coast, you can tee off at one of the many breathtaking golf courses.