The average day-time temperatures in the coastal areas range from the mid-80s in the summer months, to the mid to low 70s in the winter months.
The east side of Hawaii is blessed with dramatic waterfalls, fertile rainforests and
blooming gardens. Home to Hilo International Airport, Hilo is also the gateway to
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park located 45 minutes south.
After a tsunami hit in 1960, Hilo's waterfront was rebuilt and today Hilo is a vibrant
town, home to great museums (Imiloa Astronomy Center, Lyman Museum, Pacific
Tsunami Museum), art galleries (East Hawaii Cultural Center, Volcano Gallery), unique
shops (Sig Zane Designs, Big Island Candies, Hilo Hattie, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut
Factory) and perennial favorites like the Hilo Farmer's Market.