Sun & Sea Hawaii
For board rentals and surf gear. Owner Stan Lawrence is an expert surfer, and he opened the Big Island's first surf shop in 1972.
Time your visit for a Hilo market day, an event that's equal parts gossip and shopping, both for fresh produce and local crafts.
Nautilus Dive Center
Hilo's go-to dive shop offers guided dives, PADI certification courses and general advice on shore diving. If you're a certified diver,...
The resurrected, historic Palace Theater is Hilo's cultural crown jewel. Its eclectic programming includes arthouse and silent films...
Abundant Life Natural Foods
Longtime downtown indie with takeout cafe (closes about 1½ hours ahead of the store), serving smoothies and wholesome sandwiches, from...
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Lonely Planet review
This friendly one-stop shop for ocean sports rents SUP packages and sells a variety of snorkeling, diving and swimming gear.