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“Don't skip it!”

Pepeekeo Scenic Drive
Ranked #11 of 82 things to do in Hilo
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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214 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Don't skip it!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Excellent little detour, but take your time to explore. There are two options for stopping for a snack or smoothie, the Low Country Store or What's Shakin. Also, Hawaii Tropical Botanic Gardens is worth the admission fee if you like gardening or plants. There are several small trails you can stop and hike, do it! Great to get out and stretch and see the ocean in a couple of great spots.

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Crownsville, Maryland
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67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Drive into History”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is old Hawaii, heavy tropical foliage, colorful flowers, small bungalows and a few big, ocean view homes, one lane bridges over steep ravines, and crashing pacific waves on rocky volcanic shores. In just four miles you can dream a whole book.

Visited July 2014
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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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311 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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“Worth the four mile drive”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

I took the four mile drive on the way to Akaka Falls and it was lovely. Take the time to park and take the trail that runs through the botanical gardens. When you're done stop for a smoothie at What's Shakin'.

Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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123 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice drive”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Nice short detour if you are on the way to Akaka Falls from Hilo. Easy and scenic drive but of course the island has plenty of these.

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Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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“Walk the Onomea Trial”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

A drive thru the rainforest with several single lane bridges. This road used to be the main road in earlier days. Don't rush the drive and take a stop to walk the onomea trial. It leads to the bay and right up to the beach. Do walk across the stream to get access to a point with a great view of the bay.

Visited June 2014
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