Hilton Head Island in South Carolina

Hilton Head Island a Low Country Paradise in South Carolina

Hilton Head Island, sometimes referred to as simply Hilton Head, is a Low Country resort city located on an island of the same name in Beaufort County, South Carolina. It is 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Savannah, Georgia, and 95 miles (153 km) southwest of Charleston. The island features 12 miles (19 km) of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean and is a popular vacation destination.

The island has a rich history that started with seasonal occupation by Native Americans thousands of years ago, and continued with European exploration and the Sea Island Cotton trade. It became an important base of operations for the Union blockade of the Southern ports during the Civil War. It is rich in history and culture.

 

Hilton Head Island offers an unusual number of cultural opportunities for a community its size, including Broadway-quality plays at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, the 120-member full chorus of the Hilton Head Choral Society, the highly rated Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the largest annual outdoor, tented wine tasting event on the east coast, and several other annual community festivals. It also hosts the Heritage Golf Classic, a PGA Tour tournament played on the Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines Resort.

The Hilton Head Island area is also home to a vast array of wildlife, including alligators, deer, loggerhead sea turtles, manatees, hundreds of species of birds, and dolphins.

Hilton Head Island is such a popular golfing and vacation destination the population as much as quadruples during the summer months. It boasts over 33 championship golf courses by some of the highest rated designers and golfers in the world. It is a paradise for outdoor sports and activities, fishing, kayaking and a vibrant nightlife with an endless choice of eating establishments.

 
The newly renovated Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa promises both relaxation and invigoration for your family here amidst the beauty of nature. All of our rooms and suites feature the Westin Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®; some showcase stunning ocean views. Children will love spending time at the Westin Family Kids Club, while adults can pamper themselves at the Heavenly Spa by Westin. Play a round of golf, and perfect your tennis stroke at the Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club.

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 RBC Heritage Golf Tournament
 
Make plans to attend the 48th RBC Heritage taking place over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links April 11-17, 2016. The tournament is proud of its champions, some of the most distinguished players in golf’s history. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Tom Watson, and Davis Love III are just a few of the past winners

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 Clarion Inn
 
The Clarion Inn is a 99 guest room, exterior entry hotel, located conveniently within minutes of just about everything.

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Stokes Honda of Beaufort
 
Stokes Honda of Beaufort is a full service Honda automobile dealership located in Beaufort S.C. We are family owned and operated and have been in the Beaufort market for 28 years.

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Hilton Head Island-Mitchelville Freedom Park
 
Visit Mitchelville, the First Self-Governed Freedmen’s Town in America. Built during the American Civil War for escaped slaves, located on what is now Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the town was a population center for the Port Royal Experiment. This is a vacation stop for history buffs or anyone interested in the story of African-Americans in the United States

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Skull Creek Boathouse, Hilton Head Island’s most awarded landmark restaurant featuring water views. On the edge of the 'friendliest marina of the Carolina coast,' at Skull Creek Boathouse, you’ll enjoy beautiful views whether you choose to dine indoors or outdoors on the terrace. The inside Dive Bar is a raw bar which features fresh sushi, oysters, seafood and American favorites with a twist!

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