Kailua Village Business Improvement District (KVBID) launched a free smartphone application that users can download to learn more about history, significant sites & things to do along Royal Footsteps Along the Kona Coast, the state’s 2nd Hawaii Scenic Byway. The Kona Royal Footsteps APP is an interpretive experience that focuses on Alii Drive’s roughly 7 miles of roadway with seven centuries of archaeological, historic & cultural traditions and more than 2 dozen impressive points of interest...

KONA TROLLEY -- Ride the open air Kona Trolley. Not only is it a fun way to experience Alii Drive, it's also a green strategy that reduces traffic. Convenient shuttle stops from Keauhou along Alii Drive and in and around Historic Kailua Village hit all the favorite beach and shopping stops. Riding the Kona Trolley costs just $2. Complete schedule is available online at www.historickailuavillage.com

The 10 Best Road Trips in America; Kailua-Kona, Hawaii to Puukohola Heiau, Hawaii

Kiholo Bay, Kona

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Kona Waterfall! I love taking the girls to waterfalls, this is a must visit!

#27- Tour 5 Breweries: 4. Kona Brewing Company, Kona, Hawaii, June 2011

Lapakahi State Historical Park in Big Island, Hawaii. It's the remains of a village on the west coast, including a burial site, a fire pit, a fishing shrine, a well, and more.

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Sleeping Pele, a natural lava flow on Big Island, Hawaii

Puʻuhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Big Island of Hawaiʻi — Also known as Place of refuge, this is one of our favorite places of Old Hawaiʻi. Serene, peaceful, beautiful. A taste of history & ancient culture with the beautiful Pacific as a backdrop.

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, Hawai'i

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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Big Island, Hawaii

My favorite beaches in Hawaii-Secret Beach, Maui you can see Kahoolawe, an uninhabited island that locals are fighting to preserve. How to get there: Drive south along the west-coast section of State Highway 31, passing through Kihei and Wailea-Makena. Secret Beach is just south of Makena State Park.

Floating Lantern Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii #travel #hawaii #usa though I've been to Hawaii a couple of times, to see these floating lanterns would be lovely!

KING KAMEHAMEHA DAY PARADE IN KAILUA VILLAGE — June 15, 2013. West Hawaiʻi will gather to honor the great aliʻi, King Kamehameha I, who established the first capital of the united Hawaiian Kingdom here in Kailua-Kona at Kamakahonu. It starts at 9 AM @ Royal Kona Resort, then heads north on Aliʻi Drive past Kamakahonu Beach near the pier, then up Palani Road to Kuakini Hwy. Adorned in the flowers & colors of the Hawaiian Islands, regal Paʻu riders on horseback will represent the 8 islands.

stairway to heaven on Oahu, Hawaii, I can't believe I didn't know about this when I lived there! Ugh! Hopefully I will get to go back someday!!

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park preserves the site where, up until the early 19th century, Hawaiians who broke a kapu (one of the ancient laws) could avoid certain death by fleeing to this place of refuge or puʻuhonua. The Park showcases the puʻuhonua and a complex of archeological sites including heaiu, royal fishponds, sledding tracks, and some coastal village sites.

Hālau in Puʻuhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi. ©Hawaii Tourism

Seahorse Farm tour, Kona, Hawaii You get to feed them and they'll wrap their tails around your finger!