When envisioning a Hawaiian vacation, sand and surf are often the first things to come to mind. But Hawaii is about more than just beautiful beaches. Its diverse geography offers the opportunity for an explosive vacation ... quite literally, at this historic property just a mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Dating back to 1931, this charming hotel has suites in the main residence and freestanding bungalows — we love the one-bedroom Hale Lehua Cottage (the property's oldest lodge) with a lava rock fireplace and covered lanai. In the national park, guests can take a day trip along Crater Rim Drive, which circles the Kilauea caldera. In addition, Hilo Town is home to museums, boutiques and a farmers market, and Volcano Winery offers a chance to sip wines blended with tropical island fruits.