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Few travelers make their way to Hilo when visiting the United States, and those that do usually only make a brief stop to see the Mona Loa Macadamia Nut Factory. Other destinations may be more interesting to visit in the area. Know something about Hilo? Help us out by adding your favorite spots to this Hilo travel guide.
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When you arrive at Hilo Airport just should consider to leave the city and drive to the south/ south west of the isle of hawaii. there you find peace and the typical hawaiian life style; the "real" hawaii doens`t consist of shopping malls and tourist activities :-) Futhermore you should really visit the Volcanoe Park, Green Sand Beach,... Bring along some good shoes, enough to drink (very important), bug spray, a rain jacket and some warm clothes for the cold evenings.
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If you are in Hilo, you need to visit Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. You will never experience anything like it. To walk over crusted lava and look at cracks and seeing lava flow beneath your feet is a rush like none other. While walking from the car to the lava field we were in a torrential downpour and were soaked. By the time we left the lava field, we were completely dry. Seeing lava hit the ocean is a trip! It is free, as I recall. Starkly beautiful.
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The Safari helicoptor tours were an amazing way to get close to the volcanic sites on the big island.  They also provide an incomparable view of the effects of a normal erruption from a distance.  To see the cooled lava that flowed through the modern subdivision south of town is nothing less than inspiring when showing the power of  these volcanic beasts.
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