The historic town of Hilo is the second largest city in Hawaii and is located on the East side of the Big Island below the slopes of Mauna Kea. At the Beach with Friends B&B is ten minutes from Downtown Hilo, an area full of wonderful retail shops, an open market, and restaurants. The bay front bustles with activities such as the Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, wonderful one of a kind restaurants and shops, the Lyman Museum, the Tsunami Museum, occasional concerts by the Hawaii County Band in the historic bandstand on the waterfront, and afternoon practice and races by the many outrigger canoe clubs.
Hilo is a convenient home base from which to venture out to see the Big Island's attractions. See an active volcano erupting at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, stroll through Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens at Onomea Bay, photograph breathtaking Akaka Falls, take a tour through Waipio Valley by horseback or mule drawn carriage, and view the universe by telescope at the Mauna Kea star gazing program. We will help you plan interesting day trips so you can do and see more in comfort.