Big Island of Hawaii Trip Planner
Welcome to Big Island of Hawaii!
The Big Island of Hawaii is an island of remarkable geographic diversity. Ranging from volcanic slopes to tranquil coasts, the island offers exciting opportunities for any traveler. Visitors to the Big Island have the chance to experience a live volcano up close at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In the city of Hilo, the Mauna Loa Macadamia Visitor Center features guided tours through the nut orchards on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano and allows visitors to see the nut processing plant and enjoy free samples at the gift shop. Trails criss-cross the Big Island, offering prime outdoor activities for hikers, bikers and horseback riders. The rugged Miloli'i Beach Park offers a tranquil, undeveloped getaway from the pampered resort experience. Island museums inlcude the Laupahoehoe Train Museum, which tells the story of the Hilo Railroad which once transported sugar cane across the island. Popular island destinations include Kailua-Kona, which hosts the Kona Marathon and Family Fun Run, and the Kohala Coast.