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.
As soon as you cross the bridge onto Hilton Head Island you will feel the Zen of a good vacation. Without being gaudy or sparkly, the island is still a dreamy mixture of luxury and natural simplicity. Emerald green, perfectly manicured gardens next to the wild dunes and weeping willows. You can opt for an afternoon of sunbathing and sparkling blue swimming pools, or get a little salty kayaking in the green marshes. Whatever you define as luxury, you deserve to have it – and we’re here to help you capture it on a budget.
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
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.