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Last day on the Big Island

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Last day on the Big Island

We check out of Volcano House on Thursday and have an 8:30 pm flight home out of Hilo. Can you recommend a relaxing itinerary for that last day? We might want to include time to do some gift shopping.

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1. Re: Last day on the Big Island

Have you been to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens yet? If not, that would be a nice place to spend some time ... beautiful gardens (not formal gardens - more of a walk in a rainforest, surrounded by amazing vegetation & gorgeous views out over Onomea Bay) - they also have a nice gift shop. Your luggage should be safe in the trunk of your car in their parking lot.

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2. Re: Last day on the Big Island

I think I saw that you drove over from the west side via Hamakua, so you visited Akaka and maybe HTBG as SusanM suggests, and the Onomea Bay scenic route?

Walking and shopping around downtown Hilo is pleasant as is a stop at the Liliuoklani Gardens, lunch or dinner at Hilo Bay Cafe or grab a local beef burger and local craft beer at Hilo Burger Joint.

Edited: 12 August 2014, 22:11
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