Board rentals, surf gear, and advice from owner Stan Lawrence, who opened the Big Island's first surf shop in 1972.
Pacific Tsunami Museum
You cannot understand Hilo without knowing its history as a two-time tsunami survivor (1946 and 1960). This seemingly modest museum is...
Hilo Town Tavern
This friendly neighborhood tavern has an outdoor area, a pool hall, and is pretty much the spot for the discerning Hilo resident looking...
It's kind of ridiculous that a European-style bakery this good is plopped in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Pastry chef Jackie...
38 Haili St · interesting places nearby
Palace Theater information
This historic theater is Hilo's cultural crown jewel. Its eclectic programming includes arthouse and silent films (accompanied by the house organ), music and dance concerts, Broadway musicals and cultural festivals. On Wednesday morning (11am to noon) it hosts 'Hawaiʻiana Live' (adult/child $5/free), a touching, small-town intro to Hawaiian culture through storytelling, film, music, oli (chant) and hula.