Photo: Megan Spelman

Best of Hawai‘i Island 2020: Outdoor Adventures

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Beach

1. Hāpuna Beach

2. Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach

3. Mauna Kea Beach

4. Kahalu‘u Beach

5. Makalawena Beach

Beach for Families

1. Hāpuna Beach

2. Mauna Kea Beach

3. Onekahakaha Beach Park

4. Manini‘ōwali Beach

5. Richardson Beach

Campground

1. Waimanu Valley Campsite

2. Spencer Beach Park

3. Nāmakanipaio Campground

4. Laupāhoehoe Beach Park

5. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Botanical Gardens

1. Hawai‘i Tropical Botanical Garden

2. World Botanical Gardens

3. The Umauma Experience

4. Hilo Botanical Gardens

5. Lokahi Garden Sanctuary

Hiking Trail for Beginners

1. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Kīlauea Iki Trail

2. Pololū Valley

3.Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Devastation Trail

4. ‘Akaka Falls Loop Trail

5. Papokōlea Green Sand Beach

Hiking Trail for Experts

1. Waipi‘o Valley Trail

2. Mauna Loa Summit Trail

3. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

4. Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

5. Waimanu Valley Trail

Surf Spot for Beginners

1. Old Kona Airport State Park

2. Lyman’s Beach

3. Banyans

Surf Spot for Experts

1. Kohanaiki Beach Park (aka Pine Trees)

2. Kahalu‘u Beach Park

3. Honoli‘i Beach Park

Snorkeling Spot

1. Kealakekua Bay

2. Two Step, Hōnaunau Bay

3. Kahalu‘u Beach Park

4. Mauna Lani Beach

5. La‘aloa Beach (aka Magic Sands)