Oh no, it's raining on your vacation! Think you are stuck inside? Think again. With a name like the Big Island there is plenty to do when you don't want to get wet.
General: Good For Rainy Days
|Guide Series: Rainy Day Activities
Enjoy a wine tasting for under $10 at Volcano Winery. With wines made with local tropical fruit and inspired by volcanic fire, you are sure to find unique flavors here!
Beer Tasting Why stop at wine tasting? Why not try a beer tasting too at Kona Brewing Company, Hawaii Nui Brewing Compnay, or Mehana Brewing Company.
Coffee Farm Tasting With hundreds of coffee farms on the Kona side of the Big Island you can skip your morning cup of java and go coffee tasting at as many of these farms that offer it. Free coffee, woo hoo! Try Arianna Farms 'Ono Kona Coffee, Ka'U Coffee Mill, Buddha's Sanctuary, or Green Gecko Coffee to name a few.
Take a tour of the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology (HOST) Park and see the future of food.
Museums Tour of the Lyman Museum & Mission House and learn the story of Hawaii or the Pacific Tsunami Museum, which is dedicated to Tsunami education. Go to the Mokupapapa Discovery Center to learn about Papahanaumokuakea.
This National Historical Park is very dry and hot so visiting it on a damp day is a great idea.
If you visit Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on a rainy day you may be able to see steam vents that aren't there when it's dry outside. Just remember it is steam, so no touching, please.
Walk through the summer home of Hawaiian royalty and see how they lived during the Victorian age.
Stop in here and sample delicious treats and experience “omiyage” as only Hawaii can do.
Art Gallery There are so many art galleries on the Big Island that is may be difficult to choose which to go to, here are a few to choose from, Clint Sloan Galleries, Genesis Galleries Hawaii, Isaacs Art Center, Pacific Fine Art, or Volcano Art Center Gallery.
Shopping When all else fails go shopping! There are not a ton of shopping centers on the Big Island, but what they have is impressive. Check out Kings' Shops, Queens' MarketPlace, or Prince Kuhio Plaza.
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