If you’re looking for some inland excursions look no further, here are eight non-beach activities that are just as much fun as setting your feet on the sand while you study abroad.
Rainbow Falls & Naha Stone
Make this stop a two-in-one deal as only a walk away is the Naha Stone. This rock was used in ancient Hawaii to detect who belongs to the ruling Naha clan. The history tied to this attraction makes it worth seeing, especially when you learn that this hefty rock was originally brought to the island by canoe.
Hilo Farmers Market
If you walk around its booths for long enough, you might just find yourself leaving with something you had no idea you needed.
Pepeekeo Scenic Drive
Kaumana Caves park
'lmiloa Astronomy Center
If you're always looking up at the stars, and you have an interest in the rich history of Hawaii in relation to the skies, then the Astronomy Center is the perfect activity for you.
East Hawai'i Cultural Center
Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens
While the beaches are beautiful, hopefully this list provides a few options besides sand and surf on the great islaand of Hawaii for a day of fun. The island offers a range of free activities to keep you busy, you just need to keep your eyes peeled.
SAF offers several programs at the University of Hawai'i Hilo.