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Big Island Travel Guide

Hours of Operation

Even people in paradise have to work. Generally local business hours are weekdays 8–5. Banks are usually open Monday through Thursday 8:30–4 and until 6 on Friday. Some banks offer Saturday-morning hours.

Only a handful of service stations are open around the clock. Many operate from around 7 am until 10 pm. U.S. post offices are open weekdays 8:30 am–4:30 pm and Saturday 8:30–noon.

Most museums generally open their doors between 9 am and 10 am and stay open until 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. Many museums operate with afternoon hours only on Sunday and close on Monday. Visitor-attraction hours vary throughout the state, but most sights are open daily with the exception of major holidays such as Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Stores in resort areas sometimes open as early as 8 am, with shopping-center opening hours varying from 9:30 to 10 am on weekdays and Saturday, a bit later on Sunday. Bigger malls stay open until 9 pm weekdays and Saturday and close at 5 pm on Sunday. Boutiques in resort areas may stay open as late as 11 pm.

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