The Palmera team puts a lot of thought into our blog subjects, and lately I have been trying to make them fun and entertaining for our members, visitors, and anyone else who happens to stumble upon our page. The goal of this blog is the show all of the great things Hilton Head has to offer, and by no fault of our island – lately, as a writer, I have had a little bit of a mental block.
A couple weeks ago, someone mentioned Sea Turtles as a potential subject – which I sort of blew off.. yes, sea turtles are a “thing” on Hilton Head, but no one will want to read about that…
I was driving to work a couple days ago, and still struggling with “writer’s block” looked over and saw a car with a Lights Out for Sea Turtles bumper sticker. I knew that you were supposed to turn out your lights on the beach at night at some time of year, which I thought was cool, and decided I would revisit this idea for a blog.
Much to my surprise, I got half way through the Town of Hilton Head article, and really felt like this was something cool and interesting, but also the things you can do to LITERALLY save these baby turtles’ lives are so easy there is no reason not to do them! (I also kept thinking of that little dude from Finding Nemo and felt seriously emotionally attached to these potential “hatchlings” AKA sea turtle babies)
Based on my extensive* research, here are the things I think you should know about Hilton Head’s seasonal residents: loggerhead babies and their mommas.Read more
Last week, there were are as many, if not more, people on Hilton Head Island as July 4th week of last year. Over 69,614 vehicles crossed the bridge onto the island last Wednesday – the highest since May 26, 2017 when there were 70,576. All of this means one thing – the peak season is upon us!
The peak season is what we wait for all year. Don’t get me wrong – every season in Hilton Head has a LOT going for it, from the calm of the fall to the bustle of the spring. But, there’s something about the buzz in the air that comes with the family fun that inhabits Hilton Head from April through August that gives the entire island a special feel. Read more
Hilton Head Island has been home to the RBC Heritage since 1969, when island founder Charles Fraser was looking for a way to market the course and invited the best players in the world to come and participate in the tournament. There is a ton of history behind the tournament that weaves directly into the foundation of Hilton Head and what makes the Lowcountry the place it is. Read more
With the imminent return of Tiger Woods, The Masters approaching, and Heritage buzz starting to fill Hilton Head Island, it only seems fitting to talk about golf on the island and share some insider tips for traveling to Hilton Head, whether it’s for a golf trip specifically, or if that’s just a staple of every Hilton Head vacation you go on.
The golf season typically is limited to summer months in most parts of the country, but Hilton Head’s mild climate keeps that little white ball rolling year round. Hilton Head is home to the most golf courses per mile of anywhere in the world, and with 33 unique, world-class tracks you’re sure to find a course perfect for your game.
For over 45 years, Coastal Restaurants and Bars (CRAB) has been a staple of the Hilton Head Island culinary community for locals and tourists alike. Opening their first restaurant in 1973, a German restaurant that called the island home for 30 years, Peter and Mary Ellen Kenneweg established the Coastal Restaurant and Bar Group that currently operates eight restaurants on the island. It’s safe to say between those eight, there is something to touch every local as well as every tourist and help create vacations the way they were meant to be on Hilton Head Island.
Not only do CRAB’s restaurants make up some of the most popular places to eat on the island, but since their founding each new excursion has been a family affair. Check out some of the history behind these places you probably already know and love, and make sure to mark them on your list for next time you’re in Hilton Head!Read more
For the last 50 years, the RBC Heritage has been a keynote event on the Lowcountry’s calendar – bringing the PGA Tour to our very own Harbour Town Golf Links for a week full of golf, memories, and fun for the whole family! The RBC Heritage presented by Boeing will take place April 9-15, 2018 at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head.
All right boys – your turn! Here is your adventure-packed itinerary for the perfect “Guy’s Trip,” and, trust us, you won’t have any time to be bored! We’ve got golf, a day on the water, good beer, and good food – so buckle up.
Next month, Hilton Head will be celebrating southern heritage and culture by showcasing the best culinary experiences the Lowcountry has to offer. The 11th Annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is a week-long culinary and cultural tourism event held February 19-25, 2018.
The Seafood Festival is hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, a non-profit founded to support other charities on Hilton Head Island. The event features include top chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, local seafood, artisans, live music, and wildlife coming together to give you one of the best festival experiences of the year. Read more
Pairing bourbon and bacon is a southern staple. The savory and sweet indulgences are a match made in pure southern love. Aside from the countless recipes, perhaps the true value of bourbon and bacon lies in expert tasting notes, generations of secrets, and a bit of southern humor. Purveyors have shared their expertise of bacon tasting, the best cuts, and tips to preserving the meat.
Whether you love them or hate them, oysters are a Lowcountry delicacy. Oyster season is upon us in the Lowcountry and we know this with the subtropical, humid climate along the South Carolina coast. These tidal variety oysters live in shallower areas along the coast, as well as in the salt marshes. Paddling among the Broad Creek is an easy place spot oysters. The temperature of the air dictates the temperature of the shallow water where oysters dwell. Oysters are too risky to eat in the summer months due to a rise in water temperature and the surrounding bacteria. The general rule is, oysters are safe to eat in any month ending in “R” plus Jan/Feb. This marks the kick off of oyster season and an exciting time for oyster lovers. Aside from oysters being an important industry for coastal communities, they also taste delicious and even have many nutritional benefits. People in the coastal areas associate oysters season with the cooler months into winter.