I will be in Hilo for a conference Sept 17 - 20. My mom's birthday is the 17th and I was thinking about flying her out with me as a surprise.
The up side: since hotel will be reimbursed by the conference, that will save on cost. The down side: I'll be in meetings during the day (8am - 5pm) Mon - Thurs. I'll maybe extend our stay through Sat so I will be able to spend Fri & Sat days with my mom, and have a little vacation myself.
Any advice on what my mom can do while I'm busy in the conference? Will I need to rent her a car, or can she find things to do in the area (we're staying at the Castle Hilo)? Are there any sights we could see together after 5pm? What should I have her wait to see until I can be there (Fri & Sat)?
The conference is arranging a trip to VNP, the sunday before the meeting - so that will be covered already.
Thanks for your help!