The Hawaiian Islands are home to several towns surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, but this one stands out in a crowd. With a population of approximately 43,000, Hilo is the state’s fourth largest city. Unlike many Hawaiian cities, Hilo has never experienced huge tourist draws, which means it has stayed true to the state’s pre-World War II persona and is home to plantation-style architecture and historic storefronts.

But it’s the natural beauty you’ll find in this town nestled on Hawaii Island’s eastern coast that is truly remarkable. It is within city limits that you will find breathtaking beaches, dramatic waterfalls, lush rainforests, and magnificent gardens. From popular state parks to hidden oases, here are 10 destinations that prove Hilo absolutely deserves the honor of being Hawaii’s most naturally beautiful town. We can’t wait to show you around.

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