The culinary scene on Hilton Head is ever-growing and expanding. Local seafood, globally known chefs and one of a kind dishes have been and are available on our 12-mile island. There are intimate settings for you and your significant other to enjoy a nice meal, and there are also larger restaurants with local entertainment and outside areas where everyone can enjoy a big, family meal!
While we have a long list of favorites, we decided to narrow down some of our best picks for this time of year. The cooler weather, darker nights bring one thing to mind to our locals and that’s oyster roasts and yummy, warm seafood. Not everyone enjoys the taste of a steamed or raw oysters from the sea, but if you do, you have come to the right place!
Summer is officially over on Hilton Head with kids back in school and less-crowded beaches, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops! Fall in Hilton Head is such a great time of year with festivals, football games and a chill in the air. We dream of those chilly mornings all year long!
Golf is a main attraction during the “off-season” since its more enjoyable to be outside for 18 holes, but if you aren’t a golfer there is so much more to do! The island comes back to life with great outdoor events that will make you want to visit more often!
Don’t miss what we have going on around here this fall and make sure to come down and celebrate with us!
Labor Day weekend on Hilton Head is ideal for families and it’s that one last summer hoorah for the island.
Hilton Head is special for many reasons, but it has always been an ideal location for families. Many families over the years have made Hilton Head their special vacation spot because there are many activities for children and other family members as well. Most families like to come to Hilton Head for Labor Day weekend because they can enjoy the last Gregg Russell concert, go to Coligny beach for the day and go on one last dolphin cruise before summer comes to an end.
Keeping the kids happy and entertained on vacation isn’t always easy, but when you’re in Hilton Head you have plenty of activities to keep everyone occupied. The 12-mile island is full of fun, delicious food and plenty of ways to escape the stress of everyday life.
Rain at the beach is something that is always expected, but never really planned for. You never really have a “rain plan” and the fear of being stuck indoors all day begins to fill your brain. We have decided to share with you a few of our favorite things to do while it rains.
You may not think of pizza as a staple of Hilton Head Island cuisine, but Local Pie has made a solid move in changing that thought process. These wood fired pizzas are nothing short of delicious and their unique menu with pie and not-pie selections is sure to make your mouth water. No matter where you are in the world, if you’re enjoying a good pizza with the family you’re in for a good time – it just helps if you’re on vacation and you’ve got one of the most unique joints in the Lowcountry to stop by!
We reached out to Local Pie so they could share their story with you.
FISH Casual Coastal Seafood is one of the more recent additions to the restaurant scene on Hilton Head Island and is a must-visit next time you’re on vacation! Palmera is proud to partner with FISH, but that isn’t the only reason we feel like we need to spread the word about the great culinary experience that is available right in Coligny Plaza for you and the whole family to add to your list of must-eats next time you’re in Hilton Head.
We did a little Q&A with a representative from FISH and want to share what they had to say about the casual coastal seafood experience you can expect on your next visit.
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