Now we will examine the extremely beautiful city of Hilo. When the sun is shining in Hilo, it is one of the most tropical cities in the entire world. Hilo is Hawaii's largest city after Honolulu, but is surprisingly very quiet. Filled with Victorian houses, quiet sidewalks and many quaint store fronts, the entire city overlooks a half-moon bay, with an extraordinary historical downtown center which teaches you some of the history of Hawaii as well as explains some of the views which can be seen from the area. Hilo is one of the wettest towns in America, with annual rainfall averages of 128 inches. This makes it ideal for growing crops that require massive amounts of water, such as ferns, orchids and anthuriums. Even though it rains a lot, you can catch massive amounts of sun too.
Hilo is the largest town in Hawaii’s Big Island. If you want to explore the Hawaiian volcanoes, you can start your tour at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. To come to Hilo, you have to take a flight at the Honolulu airport. The airport at Kahului also offers flight services to Hilo. The town has several car rental centers. The majority of the tourists prefer to get around with a rental car. If you don’t want to drive a car, you can call a taxi at the airport. The local bus transportation is provided by Hele/-On Bus system.
There are a number of places tourists can visit at Hilo. Hilo has several waterfalls such as Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, Kahuna Falls and Umauma Falls. Rainbow Falls is about 80 feet in height. It is called Rainbow Falls because of the rainbow that forms over it early in the morning. According to the local legend, Rainbow Falls is the home of the superstitious demigod called Maui. Akaka Falls is about 442 feet high while the Kahuna Falls is about 100 feet high. If you follow the trail in the rainforest, you will be able to observe the wild orchids, bamboos, and etc. The Kahuna Falls is much more impressive compare to the Akaka Falls. Umauma Falls is a three-tiered waterfall. The three levels which the waterfalls down look very much like the lava stone steps. If you want to reach the Umauma Falls, you have to access it via the World Botanical Garden. It is as spectacular as Akaka Falls and Kahuna Falls. The road trip to the Umauma Falls is a little bumpy. On the road trip, you will observe native trees on the side. Near the Umauma Falls, there is a small car park where you can park your car.
In Hilo, there are a few botanical gardens such as Wonder Botanical Garden, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Nani Mau Gardens and etc. Wonder Botanical Gardens is suitable for people that like to explore various kinds of flowers and trees. The area is steep and dangerous so you must be careful. Many mosquitoes and other types of bugs will fly around you. To avoid getting bitten by the mosquitoes, you can buy a lot of mosquito sprays. At the gift store, you can purchase some basic items for the journey such as towels. Wonder Botanical Garden provides free umbrella for users in case of a raining day. It is a great place for people to get some snacks when traveling on the highway. Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a nature preserve of more than 2000 species of plants. Nani Mau Gardens is a formal garden that houses many types of flowering plants. If you like Japanese plants, you can visit the Liliuokalani Gardens.
Besides, tourists can visit the Wailoa State Park to view the King Kamehameha Statue. King Kamehameha Statue is one of the most visited statues in Hawaii. It was about 14 feet tall and oversees the town of Hilo.
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