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Hilo is the county seat of the county of Hawaii on the eastern side of the island of Hawaii - also known as “The Big Island”. Hilo serves as an example of “the old Hawaii” for its history and long-established community. The city began as a trading center for the islands due to the large sugar plantations in the area, is the oldest city within all of the Hawaiian Islands, and is also the largest census designated place in Hawaii County. Not only this, but Hilo is also the 4th largest city in the state, with a population of 50,000. Would you believe that this was actually one of the places where Captain Cook dropped anchor during his explorations of the area?


The tropical weather that you’ll experience here maintains a temperature that usually stays in the 70s - not too hot, but not too cold either. The area is just absolutely gorgeous and definitely worth visiting. This makes it a perfect area to book an RV rental.


The Great Outdoors


Hilo is also known as “The City of Rainbows,” due to frequent tropical rainfall on brilliantly sunny days. Akaka Falls State Park has an easy paved trail for viewing the 442 waterfalls and abundant tropical flowers. Other breathtaking waterfalls may be found in the Waipio Valley, once known as “The Valley of Kings” because Hawaiian royalty once used it as a favorite retreat. Access is rugged and off grid in any area where waterfalls drop 1200 feet from the surrounding Kohala Mountains. Hiking trails are strenuous, so definitely be careful. If you’ve got what it takes and want to accept the challenge, the amazing views will definitely be worth it. The beach at the park is easily accessible and is a popular place for picnics and swimming.


Kealakekua Bay State Park is an underwater park and a protected area for dolphins, tropical fish, and coral. Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park is the site of ceremonial temples and ruins dating back to the 1700’s. The Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens is billed as “the only tropical rainforest zoo in the US” and features animals and plants that are native to the islands. Liliuokalani Park and Gardens is a Japanese garden and teahouse. Kaumana Caves offers a chance to explore a massive lava tube formed by Mauna Loa in 1881. The Boiling Pots are basalt rock lava pots and are a popular attraction. All of these places are a must-see and offer unique and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. So be sure to visit them all when you tour with your travel trailer in Hilo, Hawaii!


RV Parks


RV camping on the Big Island is limited to trailers and camper vans. RV rental in Hilo provides an up close and personal view of the island with all it has to offer, as well as allowing you to set your own schedule and choose the places that you would like to explore first.


Several camping options are available for the creative and adventurous in Hawaii County. Get to camp on the beachfront - just make sure you have a permit. Pu’uhonua National Park is a popular choice and a historic site, making it a perfect spot for your travel trailer. Akaka Falls State Park is famous for waterfalls a natural beauty, and Mountain View Park is great for exploring volcanoes. There are 10 beach parks on the island that allow camping by permit as well. Online reservations can be easily made through the County of Hawaii website. There are so many options within the area and so much to explore when you rent a motorhome in the Hilo area.


Exploring the City


Camping by travel trailer rental or van rental in Hilo will allow the freedom and flexibility to explore the island on your own schedule. Exciting island tours are available by balloon, helicopter, and small plane. Snorkelers and scuba divers will enjoy touring the underwater parks and exploring the wonderful reefs. Ziplines are also a popular activity and a way to enjoy the tropical scenery from a unique vantage point. Get an in-depth history of the Hawaiian Islands from both a biological and a cultural perspective when you visit Lyman Museum, which is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institute. The Pacific Tsunami Museum focuses on the history of Hilo and the effects of several tsunamis that the city has experienced, while the Imiloa Astronomy Center showcases the heavens from the viewpoint of the Pacific Ocean. You can get fresh tropical fruits, vegetables, and flowers that may be unfamiliar to mainlanders at the Hilo Farmers Market. You should also visit St. Joseph Catholic Church - a historic landmark that still offers services and an active congregation. Wailoa Center is a cultural center featuring local art and crafts. Various restaurants offer local favorites and Hawaiian comfort food as well as international cuisine. Nani Mau Gardens offers an interesting lunch buffet as well as beautiful local flowers. If you visit in April, you can attend the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival in this city, which attracts visitors from all over the world. There’s so much to see and do here, so what are you waiting for? Rent a travel trailer in in Hilo, Hawaii, and get the experiences of a lifetime!

RV Rentals in Hilo, HI

Hilo, HI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in Hilo. Outdoorsy's Hilo RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around Hilo, HI


Check out local hikes, campgrounds, parks and more!

Popular Nearby Trails

Hiking Trail Location
Wailoa River State Park Trail Wailuku River State Park, HI
Rainbow Falls Trail Wailuku River State Park, HI
Hilo Cultural Tour Hilo, HI
Liliuokalani Botanical Garden, Banyan Drive, and Coconut Island Hilo, HI
Boiling Pots Hilo, HI
Kaumana Caves Hilo, HI
Wai'ale Falls Trail Hilo, HI
Onomea Trail Akaka Falls State Park, HI
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden Akaka Falls State Park, HI
Donkey Trail Akaka Falls State Park, HI

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Recommendations for Hilo, HI from Outdoorsy Owners


‘Akaka Falls

2 beautiful falls Kahuna falls (100 ft) and Akaka Falls (422 ft). https://www.gohawaii.com/islands/hawaii-big-island/regions/hilo/akaka-falls-state-park

Jun 26, 2019
Rainbow Falls

Beautiful Rainbow Falls (Wainuenue) located in Hilo town. Get there early to see the rainbows. https://www.lovebigisland.com/hilo/rainbow-falls/

Jun 26, 2019
Pepeekeo Street

Famous lush 4 mile scenic drive just north of Hilo starting in the town of Onomea. https://www.lovebigisland.com/scenic-drives/

Jun 26, 2019
Pineapples Restaurant

Cute little outside restaurant in downtown Hilo. Love the macadamia nut crusted pineapple catch of the day!

Jun 26, 2019
Hilo Bay

Enjoy Banyan tree drive, Queen Liliuokalani Gardens, coconut island, and great restaurants.

Jun 26, 2019
Coconut Island

Beautiful little island off of Hilo Bay, great for picnic, swimming, paddle boarding, and tower jumping. https://www.lovebigisland.com/hilo/coconut-island/

Jun 26, 2019
Carlsmith Beach Park

Favorite beach in Hilo. Looks like a beautiful oasis, great for sea turtles, swimming, snorkeling, and paddle boarding.

Jun 26, 2019
Merrie Monarch Festival

Weeklong festival to experience the Hawaiian tradition, native language, and arts with hula shows, grand parades, and great food! www.merriemonarch.com

Jun 26, 2019
Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

Beautiful gardens and waterfalls just north of Hilo. Scenic drive.

Dec 26, 2018
ʻAkaka Falls State Park

Amazing waterfall walk just north of Hilo town. Scenic drive up.

Dec 26, 2018
Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens

Beautiful oriental style gardens right next to Coconut Island and Hilo Bay.

Dec 26, 2018
Coconut Island

Cool, historic island overlooking all of Hilo bay and Hilo town. Was hit by a Tsunami in the past. Great spot for picnics, swimming, relaxing.

Historic Sightseeing Day trip
Dec 26, 2018
Kens House of Pancakes

An institution. This 24 hour diner is a must go. Gigantic pancakes, kitchy retro feel and sweet waitresses.

Dec 26, 2018
Hilo Town Tavern

Hilo's most popular bar - live music, good food and popular among locals, students and travelers. Centrally located in downtown Hilo on the east side of the island.

Dec 26, 2018
Hilo Burger Joint

Good burgers and bar in central Hilo on east side of the island. Live music sometimes.

Dec 26, 2018