Explore by Car

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From the Harbour Town Lighthouse to Bluffton, and everything in between.

Hilton Head has a lot to offer beyond the crowds and resorts. This driving tour captures the essence of our cherished Lowcountry. At the break of dawn, savor a bite for breakfast and then pack the car to make a day of it. Don’t worry, there’s plenty of time left in your stay for napping under an umbrella. This trip involves only about an hour of driving, but has miles of fun.

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Pet friendly island

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BY MARY DOYLE | PHOTO BY W PHOTOGRAPHY

Hilton Head has long been known as a family-friendly vacation destination, and now more than ever families are choosing to stay and play with their four-legged family members in tow.

Boasting dog-friendly beaches, an abundance of dedicated walking paths, endless outdoor activities and a variety of pet-friendly restaurants, Hilton Head’s dog-loving community might sway you to want a dog if you don’t already have one.

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Where the views are as stunning as the meals

Paradise is all around us, but even the locals know that the ultimate relaxation on the island is a great meal with a stunning water view. Fortunately for you, this list of Lowcountry proprietors has perfected this unbeatable combination.

Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks

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The restaurant with one of the best views of Port Royal Sound also takes much of its signature shrimp from the sound — one of two remaining shrimping operations on the islands uses the Hudson’s dock in exchange for the restaurant having first right of refusal on its catch. The décor is simple and old school and the boat-shaped gift shop kitschy, but the food and the views are still top notch.

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Hilton Head Island - The Ultimate Escape

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Developed in 1956 by charles fraser, hilton head has come a long way from its mere 300-person population in the early 1950s. Today, the island’s year-round population is about 39,000 and swells with 2.67 million tourists throughout the year. At only 12 miles long and 4 miles wide, this island has much to offer vacationers.

Here on Hilton Head, we may move slower, but that’s just island time. Friendly locals and beautiful scenery make for the perfect seaside getaway with countless activities. With many beaches, world-class golf courses and tennis courts, endless restaurants, shopping and so much more, we can guarantee you’ll never be bored.

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