While visiting the Islands of Hawaii, visit the Island of Hawaii also known as the Big Island. I like visiting this island. It's a 45 minute plane ride from Oahu. The whole island is fun with their own regions.
Kona is on the west side of the island and more of the tourist side of the island, It's warmer here than other sides of the Big Island there is a Costco, WalMart, Target and a few more mainland stores along with quite a few local stores. On Saturday and Wednesday the Kona Farmers Market in held at the corner of Alii Drive and Hualalai Road from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you head towards the north of the island, you will be visiting Waimea, where the weather is cooler and it's cowboy country. It's fun to visit and if your lucky we may see the Cherry Blossoms Celebration, Parker Ranch rodeo, a ukulele festival and so much more.
If you head south of the island, it's fun to visit South Point where the cliffs are high and if your brave you can jump into the ocean from these high cliffs...good luck! There's a cool bakery in Naalehu called Punaluu Bakery were you can watch them bake bread and in the shop you can buy fresh sandwiches, ice cream or a loaf or two of fresh smelling bread. I like the guava bread and we make french toast with the bread.
On the east side of the island it's my favorite place to visit. The town of Hilo. I have family that lives here. Recently we went to visit Akaka Fall and it was so beautiful. It's a very short walk to the falls. You have to pay $5 per car and it's worth it. If you are a Hawaii resident, you can go in free. Here are some pictures of what you will see at Akaka Falls.