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1 Day in Hilo - Advice Please

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1 Day in Hilo - Advice Please

My DH, 2 DS's (ages 13 and 14), and I will be in Hilo in May for just 1 day. Sailing on POA. We don't like to follow the cruise crowds. I'm trying to give my kids unforgettable experiences everyday. I don't want to do really expensive things (i.e. helicopter rides).

I would really appreciate your suggestions.


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1. Re: 1 Day in Hilo - Advice Please

Rent a car and drive to Volcanoes National Park. That is the #1 priority, and if you don't want to go with the excursion - go on your own. There are other sights in the area that you can include. If you want "unforgettable," this is it.

(For this Island and any other - make sure to reserve your cars in advance. Hawaii can, and does, run out of rental cars.)

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2. Re: 1 Day in Hilo - Advice Please

Renting a car and visiting HVNP is all you have time for.


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We will be on a cruise ship, too, early Oct., for one day. I am having a difficult time figuring out which car rental company(ies) will pick us up at the dock. Any suggestions?

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