Free things to do in Kailua-Kona
With stunning views of the Hualalai Volcano, a vibrant history that dates back to ancient times and a huge role in the coffee industry, Kailua-Kona is one intriguing place for an adult getaway. But, like other Hawaiian destinations, it can be an expensive one to vacation at. If you're looking to save money during your stay, look to Thrifty Car Rental, which offers unbeatable Kona Falls deals on an excellent variety of Kona Falls rental cars. You don't have to empty your wallet to stay entertained either - try some of these fun yet free attractions while you're in town:
Traverse Saddle Road
Your Kona Falls car rental will come in handy for this excursion - it it to take an adventurous drive up Saddle Road. This exhilarating trip takes you along a steep uphill route that spans a lofty valley from the majestic Mauna Kea to Mauna Loa. Along the way, enjoy the gorgeous sights of the rolling waves and orange sunset sky, and take notice of the changes in climate and ecology as you drive higher and higher until you reach a point at a 6,000-foot elevation. Then, take an invigorating, winding path back down that exposes you to a whole new terrain.
Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve
Park your Kona Falls car rental and enter the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, which is situated along the Kohala Coast. Take a self-guided tour with the help of a brochure to discover more than 1,000 stone art images - also known as petroglyphs or kii pohak - carved from lava hundreds of years ago by the indigenous Polynesian people of Hawaii. Many people think the images detail birth records and other major historical events; however, the exact meaning of them are unknown.