Located off the southernmost point of South Carolina and warmed year round by the Gulf Stream, Hilton Head Island must have been created for relaxation and rejuvenation. Its 42 square miles are lapped by the gentle waters of the Atlantic Ocean, edged with 12 miles of breathtaking broad sandy beaches and enfolded by fertile salt marshes. Hilton Head is a mecca for golfers with more than 20 courses on the island open to the public. In addition there are over 300 tennis courts, more than any other resort of its size in America! The island enjoys mild temperatures, averaging in the 50s in winter and high 80s in summer. While beach and resort areas are more crowded in the summer, the spring and fall are long, idyllic seasons cherished by golfers and other active-sports enthusiasts. Hilton Head offers miles of bike paths tucked away amidst the trees and sub-tropical vegetation. Shopping is yet another favourite pastime and the area offers numerous opportunities, especially for Outlet store bargains. Shopping plazas abound and everywhere you'll find speciality stores, boutiques, antiques, art works and resort wear.
Beaufort is a coastal town which together with its surrounding sea islands have a rich African-American heritage. Come and learn about the Gullah culture or the Penn Center, the first school built for former slaves. Beaufort is also known for its outstanding golf courses, beach and outdoor adventures. Biking is the preferred means of sightseeing but carriage tours, sunset cruises, historic walks and strolling the shops in town are also excellent ways to capture the feeling of Beaufort.
- Ride a bike for hours along Hilton Head’s bike paths
- Pick up a bargain at the outlet mall
- Spend an evening at Harbourtown
- Relax on one of the islands uncrowded beaches
- Enjoy a round of golf on one of the islands many golf courses
- Take a horse drawn carriage ride in Beaufort