The Big Island is all about the outdoors, and with varied terrain and landscape it's easy to find a ton of things to do outside. Ocean lovers can swim, body surf, body board, and surf. Hikers can find plenty of options for trails that range from easy and light to tough. From ocean side hikes to vertical cliff side trails, there's a hike for everyone. The island also offers an array of beautiful, secluded locales for picnics, lazing about, games and watching sunsets.
At Honoli'i Beach Park in Hilo, the river is a lovely place for beachcombing for sea glass and shells. During small surf the waves in front of the river mouth are perfect for surf novices. A grassy lawn by the lifeguard stand is a great place for picnics and suntanning.
One of the best places for snorkeling on the Big Island is Mahukona Beach Park along the Kohala Coast. It's not exactly a beach, being that a cement slab towers over the water which is accessible by an exciting leap into it or a ladder to clime down. The underwater world here is vibrant and bustling with tropical fish.
There's a number of things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hiking trails of various levels, picnics, and views of steaming craters will keep visitors busy for a day.
From the mountains to the ocean, the Big Island offers a wonderful rainbow of outdoor things to do.