Hilton Head and Bluffton are a feast for the senses, with something “beautiful,” “serene” or “scenic” around every corner.
Does it surprise you, then, that one particular spot right in between these two Lowcountry keystones is often described using the very same adjectives? This place is thoughtfully designed, beautifully landscaped and impeccably maintained, with just the right balance of whimsy, luxury and convenience, and it feels like it has one foot in Hilton Head and the other in Bluffton. It’s Tanger Outlets, and reviewers consistently comment that it’s got something special.
General Manager Ashley Ward nods in agreement.
“Tanger features over 90 stores and restaurants between the two centers, with a mix of local and national brands,” she says. “But even those who don’t think of themselves as ‘shoppers’ find something to love here.” Non-retail experiences include The Sandbox Children’s Museum, lawn games, a fire pit and Nantucket’s Meat & Fish Market. And the latest addition? XGolf, with six indoor state-of-the-art golf simulators, a full bar and restaurant, a shop and plenty of comfy spots to take a load off.
With the holidays approaching, there’s even more to do and see.
This year, the Elf on the Shelf is here! Between now and Christmas Eve, Santa’s Scout Elves will be hiding all around Tanger 1, ready to be discovered by little explorers. Find scavenger hunt booklets at www.tangeroutlet.com/elfontheshelf or at Tanger 1 Shopper Services. From 9 to 10 a.m., families can enjoy cookies and milk and photos with Santa while he reads Elf on the Shelf!
Free Wi-Fi, friendly, helpful employees are among visitors’ favorite aspects of the Tanger experience.
I ask Ashley about hers and she thinks for a moment. “I love that as a corporation, we make a point of supporting local businesses,” she says. “These are shops just starting out or with one or two existing locations, and it’s so rewarding to watch them succeed.”
Just this year, Tanger 1 and 2 welcomed local favorites:
- Emma’s Earth Shop,
- Carolina Me Crazy,
- Dream Boutique,
- Beaufort Belle,
- Lowcountry Livin’,
- Meg’s Sweet Treats and
- L+B Boutique.
Just seven more reasons why when you think outlets, you think Tanger!
By Dani Ray
Tanger Outlets Hilton Head
1414 and 1256 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton