Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Island, on the southern coast of South Carolina, is filled with beautiful ocean views, antebellum relics, beds of oysters, and Southern charm. Everything about the island speaks of posh sophistication with a laid back attitude. Out on the ocean waters you can see trawlers and other boats; in the canals and inlets, yachts are frequently floating and enjoying the sunny weather. Golf courses designed by some of the sport's finest players abound, as do alligators sunning themselves in sand traps and small ponds.

The City

To describe Hilton Head Island, SC, as a "city" is an understatement. Across the island, many small bays, golf courses, restaurants, and shops create small towns of their own, usually with the ocean as a centerpiece. From Sea Pines and Harbourtown to Atlantic Ocean, Hilton Head Island blooms with wildlife, flowers, trees, Spanish moss, boats, oyster beds, historic sites, and people. Whether you drive in from Savannah, GA, or down from Charleston, SC, or fly into their local airport, Hilton Head Island is a delightful area full of attractions for people of all ages and interests: golfing, biking riding, sunning on the beach, watching dolphins, boating, fishing, horseback riding, and visiting historic locations are just some of the many things you can do on your vacation to this island.


Hilton Head Island is one of the best golfing locations in the country. Over a dozen courses speckle the island landscape offering a wonderful array of golfing terrains. Golf Digest has named Hilton Head Island one of the top ten golf resorts in the world, and, every year, the PGA plays the RBC Heritage Tournament at Sea Pines. Whether you are a novice or pro, the courses of Hilton Head Island have many great games to offer.

Do & See

Hilton Head Island is more than a golfer's paradise: it's located on the ocean, close to Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC, has dozens of unique stores and restaurants and provides endless sources of fun. Go deep sea fishing or catch a boat to go dolphin watching. Travel over to Daufuskie Island or take a ferry down to Savannah. Dine at world-class restaurants specializing in Low Country fare. Wherever you go, Hilton Head Island is sure to be a treat.


There are dozens of fantastic restaurants scattered across Hilton Head Island. Lowcountry fare is abundant, as is fresh fish, fresh shrimp, and fresh oysters. Be sure to grab a bowl of crab soup before some shrimp and grits, or enjoy Oysters Rockefeller before dining on the day's fresh catch. For breakfast, chow down on pancakes or biscuits and gravy. For lunch, nosh at several different locations featuring gourmet sandwiches, soups, and seafood. Like most Southern cities, you won't leave Hilton Head Island hungry.


Whether you are looking for a light lunch to carry you through a day of shopping or are ready to nosh on delicious local Low Country fare, the cafés of Hilton Head Island are waiting for you. Enjoy a great breakfast before heading out to experience the area's surrounding beauty, or grab a quick bite of lunch then return to Hilton Head Island's excellent coastal beauty. Wherever you go, you'll find good food and Southern hospitality.

Bars & Nightlife

Even if the sun has already set at the picturesque Hilton Head Island, it does not mean the day has already come to an end. For an enjoyable night out, it has only just begun. Indulge in fine dining and dancing at the waterfront or share some laughter at one of the comedy clubs. A fun evening is guaranteed at Hilton Head Island.


Across Hilton Head Island are dozens of small, unique shops overflowing with specialty items that you cannot find anywhere else. As you enjoy your day over at Sea Pines, be sure to enjoy the wide array of small stores. Along Shelter Cove, step into the many shops that spot the harbor. From clothing to jewelry to antiques to novelty gifts, you'll be sure to find something you can't live without.

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