Naniloa Country Club Golf Course
Most locals golf at the Muni, so this nine-hole course is uncrowded and boasts a pretty setting across from Liliʻuokalani Park.
For lap swimming, this Olympic-sized, open-air pool is generally uncrowded during the day. Call for opening hours.
Wailoa River State Park
The first thing you notice about the Wailoa River State Park is its imposing 14ft, Italian-made bronze statue of Kamehameha the Great;...
Frequented by local businessfolk, retirees and big eaters, this hotel restaurant is like a familiar favorite aunt. It won't wow you with...
Liliʻuokalani Park information
Savor Hilo's simple pleasures with a picnic lunch in Japanese gardens overlooking the bay. Named for Hawaii's last queen, the 30-acre county park has manicured lawns, shallow ponds, bamboo groves, arched bridges, pagodas and a teahouse. At sunrise or sunset, join the locals and jog, stroll or just admire the Mauna Kea view.
Adjacent to the park is Banyan Dr, Hilo's mini 'hotel row,' best known for the giant banyan trees lining the road. Royalty and celebrities planted the trees in the 1930s, and, if you look closely, you'll find plaques beneath the trees identifying Babe Ruth, Amelia Earhart and Cecil B DeMille.