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Akaka Falls picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Kaunaoa Beach picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Akaka Falls picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
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Hilo Farmers Market picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
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Thanks to its location near Hilo, Rainbow Falls is one of the island's most accessible waterfalls. Laszlo Podor Getty Images

Most travelers agree there's no better place on the Big Island to sample local produce and purchase local crafts than the Hilo Farmers Market. Hawaii Tourism Authority

Visit this southern beach for the beautiful black sand and the endangered honu turtles that swim to shore. Tor Johnson Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

You can enjoy Waipio's scenery on a van tour, a strenuous hike or on horseback. Tor Johnson Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Hapuna's waves are walm in summer and rough and rocky in the winter. Kirk Lee Aeder Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB)

If you're feeling adventurous, consider a backcountry hike through the lava fields of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Westend61 Getty Images

Papakolea gets its green coloring from olivine crystals found in the nearby cinder cone. Praveen P.N Getty Images

Short hikes through Akaka Falls State Park lead you to two consecutive waterfalls, Kahuna and Akaka. Tor Johnson Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

A-Bay, as it's known, is a great place to learn stand-up paddleboarding.  Rick Poon Getty Images

The view of the free-falling Akaka Falls at the state park by the same name is not to be missed. Yakaoru Tanaka/ EyeEm Getty Images

Kaunaoa Beach is one of the Big Island's most picturesque shorelines. StephanHoerold Getty Images

Just a short hike through ferns will yield the marvelous view of the Akaka Falls LanaCanada Getty Images

Some travelers choose to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park after the sun sets to capture the volcano at night. Praveen P.N Getty Images

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is located near some of the best snorkeling beaches of the Big Island. Cameron Brooks Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Although Kilauea's lava flow can be incredibly destructive, it's truly a sight to behold. Stuart Westmorland Getty Images

Wooden carvings called ki'i are some of the interesting elements travelers will see when they visit the Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Tyler Schmitt Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Not only will travelers get a history lesson at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, they'll also likely spot some sea turtles.  Tor Johnson Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

The Waipio Valley is nothing short of breathtaking.  Tor Johnson Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

The deliberately named waters of Hapuna Beach – Hapuna means "spring of life" in Hawaiian – are probably the most loved on all of Big Island. Tor Johnson Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Past travelers were in awe of Punalu'u and said it's a quick "must-see."  Kirk Lee Aeder Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB)

Plan to stop by the Hilo Farmers Market for a local snack or quick lunch. Dana Edmunds Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

The the onyx-tinted sand at Punalu'u Beach owes its unique hue to the ongoing volcanic activity of Kilauea in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kirk Lee Aeder Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB)

Intrepid travelers brave the journey to Papakolea Beach because they want to say they've visited one of the world's only green sand beaches. paranyu pithayarungsarit Getty Images

Waipio Valley is regarded as a modern-day Garden of Eden. Tor Johnson Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Recent travelers recommend wearing sturdy shoes, a hat, and bringing along plenty of sunscreen and water if you plan to visit Papakolea Beach. DGHayes Getty Images

You'll enjoy your fair share of poke, or diced raw fish, on the Big Island. AJ Feducia Hawaii Tourism Authority

Past visitors say Kaunaoa Beach is "the beach of your dreams." meseberg Getty Images

If you can, try to visit the Hilo Farmers Market on a Wednesday or Saturday when the market is packed with the most vendors. Dana Edmunds Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

If you time it right, you can enjoy the unforgettable experience of watching an A-Bay sunset. Matt Anderson Photography Getty Images

Anaehoomalu Beach is backed by a plethora of resorts. Cameron Brooks Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Past visitors say the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is a photographer's dream. Daeja Fallas Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Thanks to its clear, shallow waters, Kealakekua Bay is a popular snorkel spot. Glowimages Getty Images

Recent visitors said Kealakekua Bay offers an interesting history lesson in a beautiful setting. Cameron Brooks Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

To learn more about how coffee is grown and harvested in Hawaii, plus much more, heed the advice of past visitors and make a pit stop at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Tor Johnson Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Plan to visit between January and early April if you want to spot whales along the Hawaiian coast. Joe West Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

Rainbow Falls picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Hilo Farmers Market picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Black Sand Punalu'u picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Waipio Valley Lookout picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Hapuna Beach picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Papakolea Beach picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Akaka Falls picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
A Bay picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Akaka Falls picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Kaunaoa Beach picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Akaka Falls picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
National Park picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Waipio Valley picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Hapuna picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Punalu'u Beach picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Papaya  picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Punalu'u Beach picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Papakolea Beach picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Waipio Valley picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Papakolea Beach picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Poke picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Kaunaoa Beach picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Hilo Farmers Market picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Sunset picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
A-Bay resorts picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Botanical Garden picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Kealakekua Bay picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Kealakekua Bay picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Coffee farm picture in Hawaii - The Big Island
Whale picture in Hawaii - The Big Island

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