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Budget Outdoors in Hawaii

Destination(s): Big Island (Hawaii)

This economy doesn't do much for the pocketbook, especially when traveling somewhere as notoriously pricy as the Big Island. Luckily, there is still a way to experience Hawaii's gorgeous outdoors without breaking the bank. When planning a budget trip to Hawaii, it is important to remember that you are most likely going to need a car to get around, and that in itself can eat up money. With a car, however, you can see the island on your own terms and get to all of the spectacular (and free!) sightseeing available. With that in mind, remember that most of this trip is built around adventures on your own two feet – do not forget your hiking boots and lots of water. There are a couple of expenses, but they are limited to truly spectacular things to do. Your hotels may not be luxurious, but they are locally run and known for their budget-conscious quality, wonderful places to rest your head after a long day of volcano hiking. In terms of food, I would recommend visiting local grocery stores and stocking up on bread, cheese, salami, and other portable foodstuffs for lunches – you’ll save $$$ if you pack them yourselves, allowing you to explore local food and nightlife at night. read more about Budget Outdoors in Hawaii

Carson's Volcano Cottages

Carson's Volcano Cottages

  • 113920 6th St
  • Mauna Loa Estates
  • tel:+1 808 967 7683
  • Visit website
  • Volcano, 96785
Crater Rim Trail

Crater Rim Trail

Puu Oo Trail

Puu Oo Trail

Merriman's

Merriman's

  • 65-1227 Opelo Rd
  • Opelo Plaza
  • tel:808 885 6822
  • Visit website
  • Kainaliu, 96743-2349

It's located in the cool and quiet ranching town of Waimea and it is nothing less that the place to dine on the Big Island for those who run in circles that transcend over-priced and grand scale dining at the resorts along the Kohala Coast. Peter Merriman's notable and modest restaurant is nothing less than one of the cradles of the ever popularized and often copied Hawaii Regional Cuisine. The dining room offers warm Hawaiian hospitality and an open kitchen along with a menu that changes from day to day and from season to season. read more about Merriman's

Kealakekua Bay Historical Park

Kealakekua Bay Historical Park

  • Pu'uhonoa Road and Mamalahoa Highway
  • Visit website
  • Honaunau, 96750
Ahalanui Beach Park

Ahalanui Beach Park

  • Highway 137 (Red Road)
  • Big Island of Hawaii, 96778
Humuula Trail

Humuula Trail

Pescatore

Pescatore

Filled with warm woodwork decor, this formal dining restaurant specializes in genuine Sicilian style Italian cuisine with items on the menu including tasty soups, creative seafood, chicken, veal, vegetarian, and pasta dishes, great pizzas, homemade breads, and delectable desserts. They are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. read more about Pescatore

Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park

Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park

  • Highway 19
  • (between mile markers 90 and 91)
  • tel:808-974-6200
  • Honoka'a, 96740
Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

Volcano's Lava Rock Cafe

  • Old Volcano Road
  • (behind Kilauea General Store)
  • tel:+1 808 967 8526
  • Visit website
  • Waikoloa, 96785
Thai Thai Restaurant

Thai Thai Restaurant

  • 19-4084 Old Volcano Rd
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • tel:808-967-7969
  • Visit website
  • Waikoloa, 96785
Sea Paradise

Sea Paradise

  • PO Box 390159
  • Keauhou Bay
  • tel:+1 808 322 2500 / +1 800 322 5662
  • Visit website
  • Laupahoehoe, 96739