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Relax at the outstanding beach resort of Hilton Head

Although Hilton Head, South Carolina, is only 12 miles long, it includes everything needed for a wonderful getaway. The island retreat is one of the most family-friendly destinations in the country and is filled with a calm beach environment exactly the opposite of bustling city life. It lies in the southern part of South Carolina, just 20 miles north of Savannah, Georgia. After a visit, visitors will see why it is consistently rated as one of the top beach resorts in the world.


Things to do
Beaches

Hilton Head is home to 12 miles of pristine white sandy beaches. Some of the most popular include Burkes Beach, Folly Beach and Forest Beach. Each beach is open to the public and provides the opportunity to play in the ocean, build sand castles, and admire the beautiful surroundings. If you are feeling adventurous, try parasailing for an overhead view.

Sports

Hilton Head is famous for its world-renowned golf courses. It is ranked one of Golf Digest's best golf resort picks. Numerous championship courses have been designed by famous names in the sport like Jack Nicklaus. No matter which course you select, you're sure to have an unforgettable round.

Historical attractions

Hilton Head has a rich and varied history. To uncover its roots from the Revolutionary War, visit the Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery. Explore the grounds to learn about the hardships faced by patriot families.

Another great place to visit is the Sea Pines Shell Ring in the Forest Preserve. A Native American structure built more than 4,000 years ago, this historical site contains piles of shells made from oysters, clams and mussels, and provides insight into some of the first settlers in the area. It is a curious, awe-inspiring cultural marvel.

Shopping

Some of the best shopping exists in Hilton Head. It offers a unique blend of boutiques and nationally recognized chains. One-of-a-kind art and jewelry is available in scattered marine shops and plaza centers. The stores in the Coligny Plaza offer great local goods. Visit one of the dessert shops for a decadent sweet treat. For conventional shopping, Tanger Outlets lie over the bridge in Bluffton.

Dining

Guests will have a wide variety of food options to sample on Hilton Head Island. Besides common fast food, there are a number of family-friendly and upscale restaurants available. Hilton Head has wonderful seafood, and Alexander's Seafood Restaurant has been an island tradition for over three decades. Select from over 100 wines to go along with the freshest seafood and steaks in the area. For a more relaxed atmosphere, head to one of the Carolina barbecue restaurants.


Where to stay

There are two dozen Hilton Head hotels and resorts in town. For extreme luxury, consider the Inn at Harbour Town, an elegant boutique hotel next to the lighthouse and marina. Major amenities include a PGA golf course, tennis facilities and top restaurants. Thanks to budget hotels, staying at Hilton Head does not need to cost a fortune. For instance, the Red Roof Inn offers clean accommodations at half the price of most beachside venues.


Special events

Since golf plays an important part of leisure time at Hilton Head, the MCI Classic Tournament is held at the Heritage of Golf at Harbor Town Golf Links. It attracts the biggest names in the PGA. In the fall, check out the Hilton Head Oyster Festival. This three-day event provides food, live entertainment and crafts. In the spring, visitors look forward to the Wine & Food Festival, where guests participate in six days of tastings, lectures and various competitions.


Best time to visit

Summer is by far the most popular time to visit Hilton Head, especially for beach lovers. Temperatures approach the 90s daily. However, spring and fall bring more comfortable weather, with low humidity, becoming the perfect time for golfers to enjoy a few rounds. Hotel prices are also lower, and the area is less crowded. Since temperatures remain in the 60s during winter, it may be a great time for a short getaway from the cold northern weather.

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Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort

Nice quick stay

First time using this hotel and quickly found out it's not a hotel at all. They are individually owned units. A312 was our room. Ours was a one bedroom with queen size bed, quiet fan, and dresser. Small single sink bathroom. Set of bunk beds down hall way perfect for the kids to sleep in. Small kitchen just big enough to cook breakfast, lunch, dinner. No dishwaher. Fridge and freezer with ice cube maker plastic racks. High chair kitchen table, pull out couch ( we did not use), love seat, coffee table, and nice balcony with view of ocean. Outside the room in hall way is a nice small corner area to place all beach chairs, umbrellas, etc. Staying here for a week would have been hard I think with the small 504sq ft size. The room was a little dated, but worked. We managed and I feel strongly about returning again for the amount of money we paid. The pool was not as cleaned as we would have wanted. Water was very cloudy, very oily with all the sun tan lotion, you could visible see the oily residue along the edges around steps. Stayed in the pool for all of 10 minutes as I felt very dirty inside it. Jamaica Joes beach restaurant was a good choice for lunch. Plenty of beach access spots and a lot of beach to choose from. No sea shells though to pick through. All in all a great trip.

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2 months ago

4.0

Red Roof Inn Hardeeville

Not bad

Not that bad pretty decent about a 20-minute ride downtown Savannah the room is pretty clean the front office the people was nice good service.

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2 years ago

4.0

Days Inn Hilton Head

Nice for the price

Great hotel for the price. Especially in the Hilton head area. My husband and I rented bikes and were a 15-20 minute bike from Coligny Plaze and the beach. Good location if you're trying to save money on your trip

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7 months ago

5.0

Holiday Inn Express Bluffton at Hilton Head Area

Great location, close to everything.

The holiday in express in Bluffton South Carolina is extremely clean well-maintained and the staff is very friendly. It is close to everything and just an overall great place to stay.

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3 months ago