Hilo, Hawai'i is only 23-miles from our vacation rentals in Volcano Village. Ready to take a day trip to the town where Tutu grew up? Check out 19 of our favorite things to do when visiting Hilo!
Grab your baskets and reusable bags and start your Sunday at the Volcano Farmers Market on Hawai'i Island - An abundance of produce, handcrafted goods, and homegrown food await!
Add the Kona Trail and Glover Trail in Hawai’i Volcano National Park’s Kahuku Unit back to your summer itinerary. The Park recently reopened these two trails, so get ready for a fantastic day trip from Volcano, HI.
Get the latest info from Hawai’i County and the Hawai’i State Department of Health on COVID-19 testing for travelers, vaccine cards, and mandatory self-quarantine. Here's what you need to know about planning your upcoming trip to the Big Island!
April showers bring May flowers, but according to a Hawaiian story, it’s the ʻōhiʻa lehua’s flowers that bring showers. Read more about origins of this belief, the iconic ʻōhiʻa’s intrinsic part in Hawaiian culture, and what we can all do to protect these endemic trees.
May Day is Lei Day in Volcano and all across Hawai'i Nei! Can't celebrate in person? Check out Tutu's tips for crafting, displaying, and exchanging the perfect May Day Lei and celebrating this colorful Hawaiian holiday!
Make your Hawaii vacation a sustainable adventure. Ecotourism allows you to experience places like the Big Island without disturbing the ecosystem or making a negative impact on the environment.
Find rare avian life while hiking on the Kipukapuaulu Trail (Bird Park). Don’t miss seeing and hearing the array of stunning birds on this kīpuka on the slopes of Hawaii Island’s Mauna Loa.
Wondering what to pack for a trip to Volcano, Hawaii? If you’re planning a trip to Volcano, this is the Ultimate Volcano Hawaii Packing List for long weekends exploring the Big Island’s Volcano Village and hiking in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
The Ka’ū Desert is located in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. It’s a remote area with little foot traffic, lots of mesmerizing landscape, and some mysterious footprints. Read more about hiking the Kaʻū Desert Trail to the Kamakai'a Hills, taking the Maunaiki Trail to the Twin Pit Craters, and a rugged trail that leads to Pele’s hair.
The Volcano Art Center is at the heart of Volcano Village, an artist's community on Hawaii Island. Nestled within the Niaulani Rain Forest, the Center operates a thriving fine arts gallery that showcases the handcrafted artwork of more than 230 local artists. Tour the native rainforest, explore the outdoor sculpture garden, or take a class at the Center’s Hale Ho’omana!
A black sand beach lined by rows of coconut palm trees makes Punalu’u Black Sand Beach a memorable sight on Hawaii Island. Formed of volcanic materials and small lava fragments, this black sand is one of the coolest sights on the Big Island. And you just might encounter a sea turtle (honu) while snorkeling and exploring the bay! Read more about snorkeling, picnicking, and exploring this rare beach.