Hilton Head Island Blog

Southern Cooking

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Lowcountry is proud of its culinary heritage – and rightly so. No matter what the name — country, farmhouse or down-home cooking — the appeal of Southern food crosses social, racial and geographic lines. Young and old, black and white, rich and poor flock to restaurants where fried chicken, collard greens, barbecue and cornbread dominate...more

Family Pickleball

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort  Summertime is here and, once again, Hilton Head Island’s population will swell as families arrive on the Island in search of the perfect family vacation. As families consider the many alternatives before them—from helicopter rides and boat cruises to riding the bike paths that have...more

Top 5 Day Trips from Hilton Head Island

Savannah Georgia

Hilton Head Island is home to many great attractions such as golf, shopping and, of course, the beach but what do you do when you’d like to explore a little more of the Lowcountry and what it has to offer? Full of history and nature, the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire have all kinds of adventures...more

It’s Couples Time On Hilton Head Island

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

It’s Couples Time On Hilton Head Island! Enjoy the best weather of the year on our subtropical island. With an average high of 82 degrees and a mild low of 64, this is the best time of the year to golf, play some tennis, bike the island, try some watersports, hit the beach and dine...more

Saltwater Fly Fishing

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A handful of local fishermen have been fly fishing in in the waters surrounding Hilton Head Island since the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, but the sport has been growing in popularity in the past five years. More than just a “yuppie sport,” saltwater fly fishing offers a unique challenge and an opportunity to experience the...more

Island Flavors – Some of Our Favorite Places to Eat.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A great meal is never far away on Hilton Head Island, where hundreds of restaurants serve up signature cocktails, fresh seafood, juicy steaks, savory sandwiches, cookout favorites and decadent desserts. Here’s a helpful list of some spots you won’t want to miss. Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar 76 Queens Folly Rd. (888) 305-9146 alexandersrestaurant.com   Aunt...more

Plaid Mania! The RBC Heritage Golf Tournament Celebrates 50 Years.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

RBC Heritage Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence on Hilton Head Island. By Allison Hersh It’s no secret that Hilton Head Island will celebrate a monumental milestone this month. When the RBC Heritage tees off on April 9, this iconic golf tournament will officially celebrate its 50th anniversary. In 1969, Sea Pines founder and developer Charles Fraser had...more

Looking Back: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Auldbrass Plantation

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Auldbrass Plantation showcases the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. A true architectural treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is nestled in the backwoods of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Located just outside Yemassee and about an hour’s drive from Hilton Head, Auldbrass Plantation is the only Southern plantation designed by legendary architect...more

Spring Fishing

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

By Amanda Surowitz With easy access to inshore waters and to the Atlantic Ocean, it’s no secret that the Lowcountry is a great place to go fishing. Local residents like Nancy Howes love to take advantage of good weather by getting out on the water and casting a line. Nancy’s grandfather taught her how to fish...more

Spring Gardening Fever in the Lowcountry

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

By Michele Roldán-Shaw  Another delicious springtime in the Lowcountry! Heady scents of honeysuckle, wisteria, Carolina jessamine and fresh winds off the water combine to perfume the air. Azaleas and dogwoods are blooming, and showers of brown leaves filter down from the live oaks. Faint wafts of a smoky yard waste fire drift by to remind you...more

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