Out and About
When you're visiting Quilt Passions, take the time to check out these other local attractions.
Ali'i Gardens Marketplace, 75-6129 Ali'i Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. Outdoor vendors offering koa wood products, shaved ice, macadamia nuts, and more.
Hulihe'e Palace, 75-5718 Ali'i Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740. 808/329-1877; Circa-1838 former vacation home of Hawaiian royalty; now a museum.
Island Lava Java, Bistro grill, 75-5799 Ali'i Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740; 808/327-2161. Featuring local ingredients, Kona coffee, and baked goods, with an ocean view.
Kahalu'u Beach Park, Ali'i Dr., Mile Marker No. 5, Keauhou, HI 96739. Family-friendly beach with excellent snorkeling in calm waters.
Kona Coffee Living History Farm, 82-6199 Mamalahoa Hwy., Captain Cook, HI 96704; 808/323-2006. Self-guided tours through a 5-1/2-acre orchard and homestead.
Mauna Kea Stargazing Program, Mauna Kea Access Rd., Hilo, HI 96722; 808/961-2180. Volunteer astronomers provide telescopes for free stargazing every evening.
Pu'uhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) National Historical Park, Hwy. 160, Honaunau, HI 96726; 808/328-2326. The most complete restoration of an ancient Hawaiian religious sanctuary and a good place to spot green sea turtles.
Quinn's Almost by the Sea, 75-5655 Palani Rd., Suite A, Kailau-Kona, HI 96740; 808/329-3822. Great fish and chips, including locally caught ono (mackerel).