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7 Local Businesses You Should Follow On Instagram

Denise S. Nakanishi

Denise Nakanishi is one of Hilo's most acclaimed real estate agents...

Denise Nakanishi is one of Hilo's most acclaimed real estate agents...

Sep 27 3 minutes read

We ❤ East Hawai`i.

We also love Instagram. We combined the two and found 7 local businesses you should be following on Instagram if you love East Hawai`i.

1. Merrie Monarch Festival

Hilo is a happening place, especially during the Merrie Monarch Festival! People come from all over the world to celebrate Hawai`i's unique culture and participate in the hula competition, craft fairs, parade and events. Follow their IG for updates and gorgeous pictures of East Hawai`i. 

2. Hilo Farmers Market

The Big Island is known for its fertile soil and booming agricultural economy. What better way to take advantage of that then visiting the Hilo's Farmers Market for fresh produce, flowers, food, and crafts? While you can find vendors at the market every day of the week, you'll want to visit the "Big Market" every Wednesday and Saturday to get the full experience!

3. Grand Naniloa Resort

Not only is their IG feed filled with fabulous photos, but it also keep you informed on upcoming events! In addition to community events, the Grand Naniloa Resort also host fashion shows, movie nights, concerts, etc. Their Hula Hulas restaurant is a local favorite and even offers a kama`aina discount.

4. 'Imiloa Astronomy Center @imiloaastronomycenter

Hawai`i is home to some of the most powerful telescopes in the world, equipped with super high resolution cameras. The perfect place to see their photos is on IG! Follow `Imiloa and lean more about the cosmos, education events, and upcoming shows in their famous planetarium!

5. Hilo Palace Theatre

Entertaining Hilo since 1920, the Palace Theatre hosts a variety of shows including live performances, musical events, independent films, and movies. There's something for everyone at this historic site. 

6. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Follow Volcano National Park  on IG for photos of the most  unique geological, biological, and cultural landscapes in the world. And when you get a chance, give the park a visit and experience the volcanic landscape for yourself! 

7. Original Big Island Shave Ice @originalbigislandshaveiceinc

Our list wouldn't be complete without our marketing guy Ash's favorite spot, Original Big Island Shave Ice! Their unique "shave" is finer than the snow on Mauna Kea. Combined with their homemade flavors, ice cream, and toppings, the flavor possibilities are as unique as your imagination. Ono-licious!

Homes are popular on Instagram.

Quality images are equally as important in real estate. According to the CRD, homes with high-quality photography sell 32% faster and for more money. That's why every home we list receives both professional photography and marketing on Instagram.

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