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Hilo is the largest community and a census-designated place (CDP) in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, which comprises the whole island of Hawaii.

Hilo is the county seat of Hawai’i County and is located in the South Hilo District. Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, two shield volcanoes, may be seen from the city, which overlooks Hilo Bay. Some of the world’s most important ground-based astronomical observatories are located atop Mauna Kea. On the sides of the volcanoes, the majority of human settlement in Hilo runs from Hilo Bay to Waikea-Uka.

The University of Hawaii at Hilo, the Imiloa Astronomy Center, and the Merrie Monarch Festival, a week-long celebration of old and modern hula held annually after Easter, are all located in Hilo.

Best places to visit in Hilo Hawaii

Things to do in Hilo Hawaii

Best season to visit Hilo Hawaii

There is no dry season in Hilo, which has a tropical rainforest climate. Hilo is best visited between April and June. Hilo is also worth visiting during the fall season, which runs from August until early November. Warm Season: May to October is the warm season. The weather is hot and the temperatures are normally high during this time. From November through April, there is a cold season. During this season, the weather in Hilo is comparatively good, but it rains heavily.

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