Explore HiloBig Island
Curving gracefully around the rim of Hilo Bay, the TOWN OF HILO is nestled on the slopes of three volcanoes and is home to nearly 41,000 residents. Hilo also is home to the annual MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL, a major visitor attraction that celebrates the ART OF HULA and HAWAIIAN CULTURE with a WEEKLONG EXTRAVAGANZA each spring.
One of the WETTEST TOWNS in the United States, Hilo boasts a rainfall average of about 128 inches a year. All that rain creates GUSHING WATERFALLS and nourishment for a myriad of EXOTIC FLOWERS.
Tourism may not be as noticeable here, but there’s plenty to do. HAWAI‘I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK is a short drive.
As you continue along the highway, keep your eyes peeled for ROADSIDE STANDS such as the AKAKA FALLS PIT STOP, which offers fresh fruits and vegetables. And once you arrive, enjoy the easily accessible view of the renowned waterfalls.
To get to Akaka Falls from Honomu, follow Highway 220 for 3.5 miles. The falls are 442 feet high and provide one of the best PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES on the island.
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