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 al fresco. And best of all, May sits between the busy Spring Break period and summer vacation season. Less visitors means more opportunities to enjoy your relaxing getaway.
Here are some vacation planning tips to help maximize your fun and take some pressure off of the budget:
Condo and Villa Specials:
Beach Properties is offering up to 30% off weekly stays in May. Here’s the link to get you started.
Best Places for Outdoor Dining:
The new Fishcamp on Broad Creek offers an extensive menu and boasts views of Broad Creek from the large outdoor patio and covered bar. The menu consists of mainly seafood and American cuisine, including steak and lobster. The restaurant is family-friendly and offers games including bocce and corn hole as well as live entertainment. See their website.
OLD OYSTER FACTORY:
Overlooking Broad Creek, the Old Oyster Factory is a waterfront Hilton Head restaurant for family and children of all ages. With fresh caught seafood and a wide range of steaks and delicious desserts, you’ll be sure to enjoy your meal while taking in one of Hilton Head’s best panoramic views of the marshland landscape. See their website.
Activities You Don’t Want to Miss:
Named the #1 Family Resort in the United States by Travel + Leisure Family, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is home to the largest bike fleet on Hilton Head Island. Cruise miles of beautiful beaches, ride the oak-shaded paths within the resort or cruise over 50 miles of paved bike paths on Hilton Head Island. Experience the best Hilton Head Island has to offer on two-wheels. Call (888) 322-9091 or book online at PalmettoDunes.com.
Sea Monkeys is the place to be when you want to have some Wave-runner fun! They offer three different riding areas to best accommodate you for weather, tides, and personal needs. They are tucked away in Skull Creek and a few minutes away from Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Dolphin sightings are almost daily and the richness of the Low Country nature and wildlife is unbelievable! To book your next adventure call (843) 842-4754.
Day Trips: Savannah, GA (45 minutes away)
SAVANNAH / CITY MARKET:
City Market is the hub of all activity downtown, snugly situated in the four blocks between Ellis and Franklin Squares. Pulsating with nightly performances by bands, this thriving downtown destination will please all your senses, with casual and upscale restaurants, cafes, art galleries, all kinds of specialty shops and boutiques, and a lively nightlife scene. It’s here in the heart of the Historic District that art and culture collide, a place where you’ll find something everyone will enjoy, even your furry friend. Learn More.
SAVANNAH / RIVER STREET:
River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. Bustling with welcoming hospitality, River Street follows the Savannah River and one of the busiest ports in America. Learn More.
SAVANNAH / SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES
See Savannah From The Water’s View! Enjoy refreshing river breezes on our sightseeing tour, savor rich flavors of the South during our luncheon cruise, relish in a Southern brunch tradition, engage in cultural entertainment, experience fun filled dinners, romantic sunsets and moonlight party cruises. It’s also the place to see Savannah from the river and watch ships from around the globe sail past. Learn More.
Day Trips: Beaufort, SC (45 minutes away)
Southern Living Magazine recognized Beaufort as a “Small Town We Love.” With its historic downtown district and unique Lowcountry feel, Beaufort was the lead feature in the story! Beaufort was also featured in Fodor’s ‘America’s Best Small Towns’, chosen for its savory Lowcountry food, historic lodging, outdoor activities and many of its other cultural offerings.
The history of Beaufort is a mosaic of many people who have labored, loved and lived together over the centuries to create today’s colorful tableau. It is a coastal city blessed with wonderful Bed & Breakfasts and excellent restaurants. The city and the surrounding sea islands also have a rich African-American heritage. Learn More.
Day Trips: Bluffton, SC (15 minutes away)
Just minutes from Hilton Head Island, right on the banks of the May River, sits the quaint town of Bluffton, South Carolina. Filled with gorgeous antebellum homes, historic churches and all kinds of artisan shops and wonderful restaurants, Bluffton is anything but quiet. It was even named #1 for Amazing Non-Beach Getaways by Huffington Post, which is no surprise since the gorgeous oak trees draped in moss and the scenic views of the May River give Bluffton some the sweetest Southern charm in all of the Lowcountry.
While enjoying Bluffton, consider Cahill’s Market & Chicken Kitchen for lunch. Johnny Cahill wants you to experience a taste of some true Southern comfort food and welcomes the opportunity to have you join him for a delicious home style meal. There’s a relaxed country atmosphere with hanging baskets, colorful blooms and family style dining. Learn More.