About an hour east of Sea Mountain is the town of Hilo. The road is relatively straight, compared to the route to Kona, going up the mountain to the Volcano and then down the other side into town.
Hilo has a variety of attractions, including Banyan Drive, where celebrities and dignitaries from around the world, including Babe Ruth, President Franklin Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, and Richard Nixon, have planted numerous large banyan trees. These trees date back to the 1930s. You can stroll under their canopy of leaves and root system and enjoy their beauty.
Just off Banyan Drive is Lili’uokalani Gardens, a park with formal Japanese-style gardens. Along the paths are pagodas and bridges cr...Read More