Situated near the Hilo Town
's International Airport and circling the Waiakea Peninsula, Banyan Drive
draws people with fifty banyan trees, popular resort destinations, and views of Kuhio Bay
and Hilo Bay. As the drive rounds west along the peninsula, visitors find themselves in the Liliuokalani Gardens
, where Lihiwai Street continues the path along the coast line.
In 1934, the year President Franklin Roosevelt visited Hilo Town
, Banyan Drive
was made of crushed coral. However, it was decided to build a better drive and invite celebrities to plant trees here. Within four years, nearly 40 new Banyan trees were planted.