- Getting Around - Most visitors to the Big Island will arrive at Kona International Airport. From there, you can rent a car with ease and you'll be on the western side of the island, so you can explore the Kailua Kona area, visiting local landmarks like the Mokuaikaua Church, Kailua Bay, Hulihee Palace, and the Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark. You can get to these places in taxis or shuttles or you can use the free Hele On Bus to get around between Kona and Hilo. If you land at Hilo, rental cars are also available and it's generally recommended to get a car if you want to make the most of your stay on the island and see lots of the sights.
- Best Time to Visit - The Big Island can truly be enjoyed at any time of year, and different periods of the year will each have their own unique advantages to consider. If you visit in the winter months, for example, the weather will be a little cooler, but you'll have a chance of doing some whale watching. If you visit in the summer, you'll get the most sunshine and highest temperatures, but you'll also have to deal with the highest amounts of tourists. Meanwhile, if you choose to visit in spring or fall, you'll be able to skip out on some of the crowds and still get mostly good weather.
- Things to Do on the Big Island - The Big Island is famed for its incredible diversity. It's the sort of place where you can be exploring volcanoes one moment in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and then exploring lush, tropical jungle and waterfalls the next. You can spot some amazing wildlife too, including all kinds of rare and colorful birds, as well as visiting beautiful beaches. Ziplining, hiking, bike riding, and horseback riding can be enjoyed on the Big Island as well, or you could visit one of the main towns like Hilo or Kailua Kona to meet some locals and enjoy some island traditions and cuisine.