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10 Things to Do for Under $10 on Your Next Big Island Vacation

10 Things to Do for Under $10 on Your Next Big Island Vacation

Trying to save money on your next Big Island vacation?

No problem.

Hawaii Island – or the Big Island – has plenty of cheap and free things to do, so you can save your money and spend it on Big Island tours or activities.

Here are 10 things to do for under $10 on your next trip to Hawaii Island:

1. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The park is a must-visit for anyone who’s never been. These volcanoes formed the islands and are a vital part of the history of Hawaii. They contain some of the most memorable scenery you’ll ever come across…so don’t forget to bring your camera.

Passes for individuals who enter by foot or bicycle are $8, and if you drive a car into the park, all passengers in the car can be admitted for $15 total.

  1. Punaluu Black Sand Beach

Once you’re finished with the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, it’s just a short drive to this black sand beach.

It’s a great place to view sea turtles and see one of the most unique beaches in the world.

3. ‘Akaka Falls State Park

Natural beauty is abundant here, so you should explore as much of the island as you can. The loop trail at ‘Akaka Falls State Park is paved, making it easy for anyone to hike.

When you walk the trail, you’ll be rewarded with views of the 442-foot waterfall that drops into a green-gilded gorge.

This park only costs $5 per vehicle or $1 per pedestrian.

4. Waipio Valley

You can visit Waipio Valley as part of a tour or you can visit on your own, for free.

Located along the northern coast of the Big Island, Waipio Valley is home to plenty of waterfalls, 2000-foot cliffs, black sand beaches, and much more.

5. Beaches, Beaches, and More Beaches

The aforementioned Punaluu Black Sand beach is only one of many sandy stretches on the Big Island.

During your stay, you should visit as many beaches as you can. There are many others to choose from, such as a green sand beach and more black sand beaches. And, of course, there are countless beautiful Hawaiian beaches that don’t cost a dime.

6. Lava Tree State Monument

Lava Tree State Monument is a 17-acre park that displays unique geologic formations known as lava trees. When lava cascaded through this area many years ago, it shaped itself around the tree trunks and molded itself in the shape of the tree trunks.

There are places to picnic along this easy walk, making it an ideal spot for lunch with the family.

7. Hilo Farmers Market

The farmers market in Hilo is one of Hilo’s top attractions.

Wednesday and Saturday are the best days to go, offering fresh produce and food products from over 200 vendors. Unless you live in a tropical town, this is probably one of the few farmers markets you’ll visit that has a huge selection of tropical fruit, from pineapple to papaya.

8. Pu’uhonua O Honaunau

This historical monument is a sanctuary that served as a refuge for those who broke sacred laws, warriors who were defeated in combat, and noncombatants. This area was also the home to the Kamehameha dynasty and the original seat of the Kona chief.

9. Kailua Village

Kailua Village is another historic area that will offer more insight into the past of the Hawaiians.

There are a number of historic landmarks throughout the village that date back to the 1800s. Here, you’ll find the islands’ first Christian church, the Hulihee Palace – one of only three in the United States – and more.

10. Hikes

Hawaii is well-known for its gorgeous beaches, but its hiking is also out of this world.

Go on one of Hawaii Island’s many hikes, which will take you through valleys, across mountain ridges, and along beaches. In many cases, these hikes are completely free.


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