Don’t let its small size fool you. South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island is graced with verdant natural beauty, a vibrant cultural scene, and an elegant, yet laid-back, vibe. Whether you choose to stay in a five-star resort or a spacious oceanview home, you’ll feel winter’s chill disappear seconds after arrival Grab a quick bite at one of the many Island lunch spots and then kick off your shoes and wander barefoot along the warm, white-sand beaches Maybe you’d like to kayak quietly through the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge or bike along the smooth, hard-packed shoreline. Later, tee off on one of over 30 world-class golf courses and then pamper yourself with a beachfront, hot stone massage. Culinary adventurers can take you to over 250 tantalizing Island restaurants.
Explore Lowcountry dishes like Gullah rice and seafood gumbo at a lauded candlelit restaurant, or share a bucket of day-fresh shrimp on the beach at sunset The region’s lush, year-round beauty and fascinating Gullah history have also inspired a robust art scene with galleries and theaters aplenty. And. Hilton Head Island boasts some of the best shopping in all of South Carolina. If you’re looking for a family getaway, the Island has something for the whole crew—including children’s museums, pirate cruises, and dolphin watching— which may even leave you needing another vacation. Thankfully, you’re already in the perfect spot for that.