When beautiful island landscapes, inspiring beaches, and the flavors and fun to match are your idea of an idyllic adventure heading to Kamuela is always a good choice. This Big Island destination is one that easily captures the imagination and makes it possible for travelers with all types of interests to embrace the best during their stay. While Kamuela proves time and again to be a year-round locale well-worth visiting, those who head this way in the fall will have a lot to look forward to! The following are just a few of the many things to add to your itinerary when you’re traveling to Kamuela this time of year and looking to welcome the fall season in island style.
Enjoy Great Fall Stargazing
Travelers taking time out of busy schedules to enjoy some well-earned time away in Kamuela in the fall will find this is a great time of year to make the most of stargazing! Kamuela is settled at an elevation of nearly 300 feet and offers up visitors access to amazing views during the day, and bright clear skies at night that are ideal for checking out the cosmos. One of the prime places to make the most of fall stargazing fun is at Mauna Kea. Travelers excited to set their sights on the skies above this fall can choose from two destinations that Mauna Kea hosts. The visitor station is a popular spot to enjoy stargazing and is located about halfway up this iconic volcano. The summit is another fan-favorite destination for stargazing and it’s here that visitors can access a collection of telescopes too. Driving to the visitor station can be done with vehicles of all types but those who are determined to make the most of summit stargazing will want to be sure to have a sturdy 4WD vehicle with good brakes lined up for this adventure. The visitor center at Mauna Kea can be reached by following Saddle Road to the Mauna Kea Access Road. Follow the designated route and you’ll reach the center at the halfway point of the volcano which sits at an elevation of 9,200 feet.
Savor Time on the Sand
Fall in Kamuela is still a great time to add beach-hopping to your itinerary. Making it even better is that you never have to travel very far to find those scenic shorelines you crave. Whether you’re up for some snorkeling, surfing, or you’re looking forward to a relaxing time on the sand, it’s worth enjoying this activity while you’re here. Those who are pursuing a day on white sand beaches will find them when traveling toward the Kohala Coast. If eye-catching black sand beaches are more your style, head over to the Pololu Valley or Waipi’o to find them instead. They’re just a short drive away from the center of Kamuela.
Spend Time Golfing
For many adventurers, a trip anywhere wouldn’t feel complete without time on the greens and a visit to Kamuela is no exception to the rule. Fortunately, those who head this way in the fall will find it’s a fantastic time of year to book a round of golf at a variety of courses in the area. The Big Island has earned a reputation as an oasis of golf fun for enthusiasts and those new to the sport alike. Kamuela puts golfers within proximity to some of the best courses around. While you’re in the area, be sure to check out the Hamakua Country Club, Naniloa Volcano Golf Course, or the Hilo Municipal Golf Course just to name a few.
Hike the Pololu Valley
The landscape that makes up Kamuela is made up of everything from rolling hills to sprawling valleys. For those that love to hike, this is endlessly tantalizing, and fall is a wonderful season to check out the trails. Hiking through the Pololu Valley might just be the highlight of your visit when getting into nature and savoring scenery is exactly your style. The Pololu Valley is part of a collection of valleys that are settled into the Kohala volcano. It’s a northern valley that hosts green pastures, steep cliffs, and access to black sand beaches too. Whether you take to the trails for a few hours here or make it an all-day excursion, it promises to be a scenic and inspiring way to spend time during your Kamuela getaway.
Book Your Island Adventure Today
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