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Hilton Head

America's Favorite Island

Hilton Head Island with lighthouse
Written by Kelsey Brandt

Located on the southeastern coast of South Carolina, is an island renowned for its pristine sandy shores and coastal beauty. Hilton Head Island is a mesmerizing water town and the perfect tranquil escape. 

Explore the island at your own pace with the vast array of activities it offers. Join in on adventurous water activities like parasailing or rent a jetski via Lowcountry Watersports. If you’re looking for a group activity, book a paddleboard or kayaking tour. During your stay in Sea Pines Resort, don’t forget to rent a bike and ride along winding paths to admire the lush island greenery.

After your rendezvous, head over to the well known Salty Dog Cafe for a quick, casual meal.Or stop for some ice cream in Shelter Cove before climbing the 114 steps to the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse overlooking the glistening water. If you’re visiting during the warmer months, unwind at Hudson’s Seafood. Relax on the dock, enjoying the picturesque water views. Dine on fried green tomatoes and shrimp and sip an island splash cocktail. For a unique experience, visit Skull Creek Boathouse, offering an outdoor bar and an indoor sushi bar with fresh sashimi and raw oysters.

For some light shopping, browse through the shops in Coligny Plaza and stop in for a movie at Coligny Theatre, where foreign and indie films reign. Afterward, wander to Coligny beach for a refreshing swim, savoring the fresh salty breeze. For a memorable experience to end the night, set out on a sunset dolphin cruise. And, if you’re looking for a late night adventure, pop by One Hot Mama’s, a bustling barbecue joint that transforms into a lively dancing spot in the evenings.

Whether you’re unwinding on the sandy beaches with a good book, feasting on Southern cuisine, or diving into the shopping scene, Hilton Head Island is the go-to tourist destination to meet all your needs.

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