The Big Island, Hawaii

The Big Island has one of the most diverse climates in the world, with 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones on one small island! That’s as many climate zones as exist on the entire coast from Alaska to Costa Rica. The climate is so diverse thanks to the island’s large volcanoes, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. Make sure to take in the dramatic landscape while you’re here, whether you decide to go for a hike, drive, or a helicopter adventure to see the lava flows.

The Big Island has so much to do, whether you’re here to enjoy a black sand beach, or you just want to taste the United States’ only homegrown coffee, Kona coffee. You’ll love the friendly people and beautiful landscape.