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.
There is a reason that Ladies Night & Guy’s Night are critical parts of life. We all need that special, once-in-a-while time with our close friends to let loose, have a break from our spouse and kids, and treat ourselves. Whether your travel buddies are the outdoorsy type, foodies, or shopaholics – there is an itinerary for you on Hilton Head Island. And we’ve crafted two travel guides for the essential “His & Hers” vacation – so phone your friends because they’re not going to want to miss this!
September through December are some of the favorite months to visit Hilton Head Island. Though it is hurricane season, the small risk of bad weather should not deter you from a experiencing the island when crowds are low and temps are perfect. If weather predictions are accurate, the 2017 Hurricane season expects slightly below average activity. The six-month season runs from June 1-November 30th The subtropical climate of the Sea Islands and their coastal geography make them vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms. Historically, Hilton Head has escaped the ravishing effects of huge named storms that typically make landfall on the coasts of Florida or travel up the eastern seaboard before making landfall in the Outer Banks up to the northeast in North Carolina. The nation waited and watched as Matthew gained strength and made landfall as a direct hit to the island of Hilton Head in 2016, reminding locals that with Mother Nature anything is possible and storm readiness is the key.
The much anticipated family vacation has finally arrived and Mom & Dad, the in-laws, the four kids convey a care-free attitude as they embark on their travel to the award-winning, foot-shaped sea island of Hilton Head. With the weather forecast looking good and the stresses of work and a busy home life in the rearview mirror, the family imagines their days making memories that will be cherished from year to year. Last year’s trip didn’t include the grandparents and the youngest had not yet made her arrival. The twins are now teenagers and their siblings, a toddler and a baby will be a handful. Suddenly the thought of pleasing everyone seemed like an impossible task. Could Mom and Dad sneak away some alone time? Would there be fun teen activities for the oldest two? How could the little ones find safe and age appropriate activities? Would there be family friendly activities that the entire group could enjoy together? We all love the entertainment value of Chevy Chase with his on-screen family all eye rolling as he attempts to drag them on his planned itinerary in the classic hit, National Lampoon’s Vacation. Those kinds of hilarious moments belong on the big screen but not in the annual family vacation memories!
“To market, to market to buy a fat pig, home again, home again jiggity jig. To market, to market to buy a plum bun, home again, home again market is done,” The well-known nursery rhyme captures the simplicity and long-lived tradition of the farmer’s market. The modern farmers market has evolved into an experience that is a treat for the senses. It is a weekly hullabaloo that brings the farmers and the community together through food, art and music while supporting the environment and local economy. From big cities to sleepy, coastal towns awaits some of the most celebrated farmers markets to be discovered. Whether you are hungry and drop in for lunch or dinner, are grocery shopping or merely browsing you will have a memorable time. Read more
While it may seem an impossible task to pick a favorite Hilton Head Island beach, we so bravely stepped up to take the challenge. We considered parking, public bathrooms, sand showers, wheelchair accessibility, lifeguards, whether or not the beach is kid-friendly, and extra local amenities like playgrounds, picnic tables, restaurants and shops. Of course there are winners, but there are really no losers here as each beach has a little something for everyone. So get your swimsuits and flip-flops on, and come visit some of these gorgeous beaches!
Have you ever been out on a boat and seen a dolphin come right up to you or another boat and thought: “How cute is he?” Or have you ever walked on the beach, found a sand dollar, and took it home with you because it would make the perfect seaside addition to the centerpiece on your dining room table? It turns out that these are common Hilton Head Island temptations, but as a mermaid, I have learned to look at these common allurements from a different perspective.
Mid-April sneaks up faster than Grandma Betty Lee’s biscuits after a chilly winter. Sun dresses are ready and the party is about to start. What party? you may ask if you are not an island “local”. It’s the HERITAGE y’all! The PGA comes to town as locals and tourist’s alike head to Harbour Town to catch some great golf, and maybe a cocktail or two. If you’re in town visiting for the Heritage, or are new to the area, here a few tips to doing the Heritage like a local.
It’s appropriate that Hilton Head Island is shaped like a foot—with Sea Pines Plantation as the toe, Palmetto Dunes/Shelter Cove as the arch, Port Royal as the heel, and Hilton Head Plantation and Windmill Harbor as the ankle—because it hosts some of the best biking and pedestrian paths in the Lowcountry.