January 2023 Tide Chart

If you’re visiting our beautiful island during the month of January, it’s a good idea to know when High or Low Tide is happening before you plan your beach bike ride or sunrise stroll.

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Upcoming 2023 Hilton Head Island Food Festivals & Events

The beginning of a new year is always an exciting time on Hilton Head Island. As the weather gradually heats up, more festivals and events dot the calendar! If you’re visiting the island within the next couple of months, make sure to come hungry! Here are some of the festivals and events that are coming up!

If you aren’t going to be in town for any of these events, don’t worry! Check out where you can grab a quick bite to eat or dine at some of the best restaurants and cafes on the island.

Photo by Cloris Ying

Chamber Restaurant Week

Jan. 28 – Feb. 4

The 15th annual Restaurant Week is back and better than ever! It’s always an exciting week to be on the island since it’s a great way to try restaurants that are new to you, and of course, visit your favorite spots. Participating restaurants in Hilton Head and Bluffton will offer specially-priced or prix-fixe menus.

See a full list of restaurants here.

Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

Feb. 20 – 26

The main fundraiser for the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, the 16th annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is set to wow guests once again. Attend celebrity guest chef dinners, cooking demos, wine tastings, and more. The best pitmasters, mixologists, and scholars in the south will help you experience and celebrate southern culinary culture. Set in the Lowcountry’s beautiful landscape, indulge in delicious cuisine and learn more about the area’s fishing heritage.

Tickets are on sale now!

Wingfest

March 18 | 11 am – 5 pm

Lowcountry Celebration Park

Spend the afternoon in the sunshine surrounded by delicious wings from 20-25 local restaurants, competitions for adults and kids, and a kid zone complete with a rock climbing wall and bungee jump. Admission is $10 per person, and children under the age of 11 are free! All food, beverages, and activities are sold separately, and tickets for these are $1.00 each.

Find more information here.

Hilton Head Food & Wine Festival

March 19 – 25

Supporting the local community for 38 years, the Hilton Head Food and Wine Festival’s wine auctions and tasting events benefit the John F. & Valerie Currie Educational Scholarship Fund for college students following their passion for either hospitality or tourism. With many different events throughout the festival period at different locations around the island, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the best food, wine, and craft beer in the Lowcountry.

Purchase your tickets here!


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Long Weekend Itinerary to Help You Explore More of Hilton Head Island

Looking to plan a long weekend getaway to Hilton Head Island? Here’s what we’d do if we were you!

Day 1:

Put on some comfy shoes, because we’re going to see some of the sights! The first day of a long weekend trip is normally a travel day, so we’re filling the day with ways to stretch your legs and get your bearings of the island. Unless you want to make a beeline to the beach for some relaxation, because after all, the beach is always a good idea!

A great way to kick off your Hilton Head adventure is by checking out the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum, an iconic symbol of the island itself. You’ll see likenesses of this lighthouse throughout the island, so why not see the real thing? The focal point of what the founder of the Sea Pines property, Charles Fraser, wanted to be a gathering place for visitors and locals alike, the lighthouse towers above the Harbour Town Marina and awaits golfers at the Harbour Town Golf Links’ 18th hole. Climb the lighthouse’s 114 steps to learn more about the island and for a great photo op at the top!

Harbour Town is a great place to do some shopping and grab a bite to eat or an ice cream cone. Families with young children will have a blast at the Gregg Russell Playground, and those without will love the peaceful nature of the beautiful marina. More times than not, you’ll be able to see some live music or attend a festival or event here, so make sure to check the schedule of events before you head that way!

Photo by Shep McAllister

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Nature lovers will want to take a quick detour to the Sea Pines Nature Preserve. Beautiful on a sunny day, visitors can explore the 605 acres of protected wildlife habitat by winding down the trails and wetland boardwalks. Tours by boat, wagon, and horseback are available by reservation ensuring that you’ll have a memorable experience. Please keep in mind that a gate pass must be purchased for a nominal fee at both entrances to the Sea Pines property.

Why not end the day with a dinner cruise? Vagabond Cruise offers a wide variety of cruises throughout the day, and also features specialty dinner cruises depending on the season as well as the classic sunset dinner cruise—the only one on Hilton Head Island! Conveniently departing from Harbour Town, you’ll be able to get out on the water you’ve been admiring all day and see the island’s beautiful waterline during sunset.

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Day 2:

Start the day off right with a delicious breakfast at Stacks Pancakes.  Located mid-island, this establishment is a favorite among many visitors who stop in year after year. The pancakes are phenomenal as you’d imagine, but the menu is robust and even the pickiest of eaters will find something to their liking. This is also the spot to go to if you’re looking for tasty gluten-free pancakes.

With a full stomach, you’re ready to take on the rest of the day full of fun and exciting activities! That is, of course, unless you decide to spend the day at the beach. Something tells us that if you’ve been reading up until this point, you’re looking for other activities to plan. We’re also assuming that golfers have already secured their tee times for today, so let’s move on to the other popular activity on the island—biking.

There are certainly packages that will allow you to have rental bikes for your entire stay, giving you full access to the island’s public pathways and beaches anytime you want. Some bicycle rental companies, like Wheelz of Hilton Head, offer delivery and pickup services for your convenience. Even if you rent bicycles for half of a day, you won’t regret it! If you have small children or lots of cargo you plan on taking to the beach, look into the different attachments offered as well. If biking is out of the question, what about renting a golf cart to cruise through the Coligny Beach Area.

Not only is Coligny Beach Park one of the most popular beaches on the island, but it is also just steps away from a bunch of shops and restaurants that you won’t want to miss out on. With many types of cuisines to choose from, this is a great place to stop for lunch before or after finding the best souvenirs to remember your trip by. Across the street is the Lowcountry Celebration Park, a great place for kids to have fun on the Adventure Playground that’s inspired by the ship Captain William Hilton was on when he discovered Hilton Head Island. Beside it sits the Sandbox Children’s Museum, a fun learning experience that’s especially nice on rainy days.

Adventure Playground at Lowcountry Celebration Park

Another popular spot to grab a refreshing drink and a quick bite to eat is back on the beach at the Tiki Hut. Located to the right of the public entrance of Coligny Beach, this crowd-favorite beach bar has been serving delicious food and beverages oceanside since 1977. With a fun atmosphere, the Tiki Hut also offers quality live music from the early afternoon to long after the sun goes down, depending on the season of course.

While those wanting to stay on island time might spend the end of the afternoon with a restful nap or poolside with a cold drink, adventure seekers might want to head over to Adventure Hilton Head for ziplines, aerial courses, and go-karts! Open seasonally, this is a great place to see the island as you’ve never seen it before and get your adrenaline pumping.

End the evening with a delicious meal and phenomenal entertainment at The Jazz Corner, an award-winning 50-seat jazz club and restaurant. Reservations are recommended to experience one of two nightly shows and enjoy elevated southern cooking.

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Day 3:

Early risers and visitors who just want to sleep in will both be able to get on board with this next early-morning plan…literally. Take advantage of the rest of your time on Hilton Head and book yourself a seat on a morning dolphin cruise with One HHI. As a fair warning, earlier times might not be available in colder temperatures. If that’s the case, enjoy breakfast at the Palmetto Bay Sunrise Café before it’s time to head out to the marina to begin your cruise—it’s only steps away!

Photo by Isabel Retamales

If there’s any extra time to kill before leaving our little corner of the Lowcountry, you can never go wrong with a round of miniature golf. Fun for all ages, a round of mini golf at either Adventure Cove or Legendary Golf will be a treat for the entire group. Families especially will like Adventure Cove because of the arcade inside. Legendary Golf is a country club-styled putt-putt course that appeals to those looking for a little challenge and a lot of fun.


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Hilton Head Island–A Family-Friendly Destination

Are you starting to think of places your family would love to visit during spring or summer break? It can sometimes be hard to come up with a list of potential places—let alone one destination—that the whole family can agree on.

Hilton Head Island has always been a place for families to return to year after year for fun and relaxation fit for all ages. Don’t believe us? Travel+Leisure’s Lindsay Cohn collected twenty-two of the best destinations for families to travel to on their next vacation within the United States in an article that you can read here, and we were not surprised to see our beloved island on the list.

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Photo by Amber Faust

Cohn lists a few reasons why Hilton Head is great for families, but we’d like to go a step further and give you more information about some of the ideas listed in the article:

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Beaches

One of the most appealing aspects of Hilton Head that brings many visitors to the island is the idea of enjoying a warm day on the beach. With more than 12 miles of uninterrupted sandy beaches that look out into the Atlantic Ocean, visitors and locals alike can break out the beach gear and have fun in the sun.  There aren’t too many private beaches on the island, but if you’re looking for the nearest public beach access, take a look at the town’s website.

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Lowcountry Cuisine

Hilton Head and the surrounding Lowcountry are known for their delicious cuisine. Some people can’t wait to get here and eat nothing but fresh seafood dishes, but sometimes the picky eaters among us aren’t too happy with that idea. In that case, don’t fear! The island is full of many different types of food that’ll put a smile on everyone’s face.

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Wildlife Viewing

Unlike other popular beach destinations, Hilton Head prioritizes keeping the island as natural as possible. That means you’ll see more local wildlife and fewer neon signs and light pollution. The most infamous creature that you’ll probably see on your next trip to the island is an alligator. Depending on what time of the year you’re visiting, the island keeps up with the sea turtle nest count and looks forward to birding in the winter.

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Sports

Whether you like golf or not, there’s no denying the incredible championship courses that the island offers. Opportunities for clinics and private lessons for all ages abound for both golf and tennis. Interested in pickleball? This newest sports craze has taken the island by storm—learn more about how your family can play here.

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Pirate Cruise

Great for families with children between the ages of three and ten, hopping aboard the Black Sparrow on a quest for pirate treasure is always a fun experience.

Photo by Pirates of Hilton Head

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Children’s Museums

Located in the Lowcountry Celebration Park that’s just steps away from Coligny Beach, the Sandbox Children’s Museum is a great place to take a break from the heat or step out of the rain to learn more about everything from the surrounding area to S.T.E.M projects.

Other museums that the whole family may enjoy are both the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum and the Coastal Discovery Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate.  

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Dolphin Watching

Hilton Head has a year-round dolphin population, meaning you’ll always have the chance to spot the playful creatures. You can always keep your eyes peeled during your day at the beach or over breakfast, lunch, and dinner at a marina, but for a better chance to get up close to some dolphins, book yourself a seat on a dolphin cruise with One HHI or private experience from Hilton Head Boat Charters.

Photo by Shelby Cohron

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Water Sports

Cohn mentions going on a zodiac ride, which is a hard bottom raft used to navigate the surrounding waters. There are many more opportunities to get on the water for thrill seekers and those looking to relax. Rent a jet ski or creek cat from Lowcountry Watersports if you’re looking for something a little more fast-paced. For slowing down and enjoying the beautiful view, we recommend paddle boarding and kayaking with One HHI.


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Do You Need a Rental Car to Explore Hilton Head?

Many people that have only just begun planning their first trip to Hilton Head Island have a long list of questions, and you might be one of them! Which beaches are public? Are there really alligators? Where can you order the best crab legs? The list goes on and on.

One question that tends to come up a lot is whether or not visitors need to rent a car for their stay. Our answer? Yes…and no. Read on for an honest, side-by-side comparison that will help clear up some of the confusion.


Photo by Darwin Vegher

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I’m flying into…

Hilton Head Island Airport

If your plane is landing on Hilton Head Island, you’re already ahead of the game.  If you choose to use a cab service or a rideshare to get to your accommodations, the drive won’t take up too much time since the island itself is only 12 miles long.  Pro tip: you’ll probably have more luck with a local transportation company than a rideshare app, especially if you’re not visiting for spring break or summer vacation.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Don’t let the name of this airport confuse you. If you land in Savannah, you have an additional one-hour’s drive to get to the island. Cabs and rideshare fares will definitely add up, but sometimes people feel more comfortable with transportation to and from the airport in new places. We’d recommend a car in this situation, but everyone’s different!

Photo by Voo Q

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The weatherman says it’ll be…

Hot                             

This is when Hilton Head shines brightest—literally. Most people will only want to head to the beach, and since the island is known for its convenient public pathways, biking to one of the many beaches is honestly the best way to get there. You can lock up your bikes at the entrances, or take them with you to enjoy a nice beach bike ride. Of course, biking isn’t for everyone, but it’s going to be the most efficient form of transportation, especially in the busier seasons when beach parking tends to fill up fast and traffic starts to increase. Other activities like boat cruises, mini golf, and more are spread out throughout the island, so it all depends on how active you want to be on your bikes.

Photo by Wheelz of Hilton Head

Cold

It’s certainly true that there are far fewer crowds when the weather turns a little chillier, however, what is considered, “cold” to some people may be more refreshing to others. So, feel free to layer up and still rent that bike for an afternoon ride—the sunshine and workout will keep you warm and the fresh air will feel better than being stuck in a stuffy room.  The winter and early spring months are perfect for exploring the surrounding Lowcountry, so you would need a car to reach nearby towns and locations that you won’t be able to if you only had a bike on hand.

Rainy

Our coastal weather can be unpredictable, making planning your trip a little daunting, especially in the summer—or dare we say hurricane season! Most of the time, you can bet that the future forecast of all-day showers will clear up by the time you check it again the morning of, but when it’s hot and humid, don’t be surprised if you get caught in a short afternoon rainstorm.  If you know it’s going to be cold and rainy, just book the rental car. If you have a lot of fancier dinner plans throughout the week, book the rental car or be prepared to spend some money on rideshare or cabs. Getting caught in the rain on a bike is never fun, but don’t think your whole day is ruined—duck into a gift shop or stop for lunch and wait it out.

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Can I really get anywhere on a bike?

Yes, for the most part.  If you’re planning on staying relatively close to where you’re staying—which most people do—then bikes are ideal.  If you’re worried about how you’re going to lug around your cooler to the beach or bags of souvenirs back from the shops, check out the many different attachments that bike shops offer. This goes for child seats and other ways to help those little ones in your group who aren’t able to ride on their own find a way to tag along for the ride.

Sometimes breaking out the bike to go somewhere just isn’t feasible. Have dinner plans that has a dress code? Want to explore Sea Pines, Daufuskie, or Bluffton? There are some reasons why rental bikes aren’t always the answer. If you feel like you need some sort of wheels that aren’t necessarily a rental car commitment, check to see if your accommodations allow you to rent a golf cart on the South End of the island instead!

Photo by Wheelz of Hilton Head

In summary…

For the most part, Hilton Head Island offers a wide array of dining options and activities that are going to be within walking or biking distance. If you’re still unsure that relying on other transportation than just hopping into a rental car is for you, book the rental car.  Regardless of your decision, make sure to research where you’re staying and pack some patience. You’re going to be on island time after all!


Holiday Worship Services on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island Community Church

860 William Hilton Pkwy,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 806-3399

hiltonheadislandcc.org

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Dec. 23, 7:30pm

Dec. 24, 4:30pm & 6:00pm


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First Presbyterian Church

540 William Hilton Pkwy,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 681-3696

fpchhi.org

Family Worship

Dec. 24, 4:30pm

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Candlelight and Christmas Music

Dec. 24, 8:00pm

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Candlelight, Christmas Music and Communion

Dec. 24, 10:30pm

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Christmas Day Carole Sing

Dec. 25, 10:00am


St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church

20 Pope Ave,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 785-4711

hhiumc.com

Christmas Eve Worship Service

Dec. 24, 7:00pm & 9:30pm

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Christmas Eve Under the Stars

Dec. 24, 6:00pm

St. Andrew By-The-Sea & First Zion Missionary Baptist

63 Wharf St. Bluffton


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St. Luke’s Anglican Church

50 Pope Ave,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

(843) 785-4099

stlukeshhi.org

Festive Prelude

Dec. 24, 4:00pm & 8:00pm

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Christmas Eve Services

Dec. 24, 4:30pm & 8:30pm

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Christmas Day Service

Dec. 25, 10:00am


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All Saints Episcopal Church

3001 Meeting St,

Hilton Head, SC 29926

(843) 681-8333

allsaints-hhi.org

Christmas Eve Family Service

Dec. 24, 4:30pm

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Eucharist

Dec. 24, 7:30pm

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Christmas Day Eucharist with Carols

Dec. 25, 9:00am


St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church

45 Beach City Rd,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

(843) 681-6350

stfrancischhi.org

Christmas Eve Mass

Dec. 24, 4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm & 10:00pm

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Christmas Day Mass

Dec. 25, 9:00am & 11:00am


Anglican Church of the Redeemer

1 Mathews Dr., Ste. 101,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

(843) 815-5820

theanglicanchurchoftheredeemer.org

Family Christmas Eve Service with Holy Eucharist

Dec. 24, 4:00pm

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Christmas Day Service

Dec. 25, 10:00am


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Celebrate New Year’s 2023 on Hilton Head Island

Looking for ways to ring in the new year? Here are some events on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day on Hilton Head Island:

The Jazz Corner

Dec. 31st, 2022 | 5:00pm-10:30pm

1000 William Hilton Pkwy,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Enjoy a fabulous concert by the Noel Freidline Quintet featuring Maria Howell over a delicious four course dinner.

Click here for more information

Harbour Town

Dec. 31st, 2022 | 6:00pm-1:00am

149 Lighthouse Rd,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Join in on the festivities and attend the main event at midnight, or catch the 7pm ball drop if you and your crew want to get a good night’s sleep.

Can’t make it? Watch the livestream here!

Coligny Polar Plunge

Jan. 1st, 2023 | 11:00am

1 Coligny Cir,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Everyone is welcome to join in on this island tradition that benefits Charli’s Critters Charity.

New Year’s Bloody Bar Extravaganza

Jan. 1st, 2023 | 10:00am-3:00pm

232 S Sea Pines Dr,

Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Salty Dog Cafe’s biggest Bloody Mary bar yet!


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Traveling Through Time on a Hilton Head History Tour

Written in partnership with Hilton Head History Tours

It was as if I was hearing of Hilton Head Island for the very first time.  We have come to Green’s Shell Park to see a “Shell Ring” built over 3,000 years ago by Nomadic Indigenous people who traveled here in search of shellfish. But there is more history here than just the ring. There, on the observation deck overlooking Skull Creek, the 12-mile-long island that we know—or thought we knew—suddenly becomes a pirate’s hideaway right before our very eyes. 

View of Skull Creek from Green’s Shell Park

“Crews would use Skull Creek for careening their ships in order to clean the hulls, which was essential in making sure that the vessel’s speed wasn’t impaired.” This is Todd, the guide responsible for reintroducing our beloved island to all of us during today’s Hilton Head History Tour.  Passionate about the region’s past, Todd tells of Hilton Head’s involvement during the Golden Age of Piracy. A perfect place for hiding and repairing their ships, crews could also navigate the intracoastal waterway between the key ports of Savannah and Charleston.

Pottery fragments found in Green’s Shell Park

“A journal entry from the time describes up to 8 pirate ships out there careening their hulls”. He motions to the waterway behind us, making the group turn to take in the current scene of a single sailboat gliding through the calm creek framed by spartina grass.  It’s hard to understand, but this won’t be the only time we’re tasked with imagining how the island would have looked hundreds of years ago during the tour.

Tales of Blackbeard follow, and the curtain of Hollywood’s take on piracy falls. Our eyes grow wide when Todd suggests the idea of Blackbeard’s treasure being buried somewhere at the south end of the island, or in Bath, NC, but probably lost forever with the changing sea levels.

Coastal Discovery Museum

As the tour moves on, we jump back and forth in time with every new significant location we explore. We make a brief journey through the Antebellum Period as we circle the main house of Honey Horn Plantation, what is now the home of the Coastal Discovery Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate. Todd assures us that a return trip back to the museum on our own time is worth it, even if it’s just to walk through the beautiful butterfly enclosure.

We cross into the devastating stretch of time immediately after a deadly hurricane in 1893 wreaks havoc on Hilton Head and leaves most of the island essentially uninhabitable for over a year.  We’re standing in front of one of four surviving buildings at Honey Horn, and after our bus travels toward the middle of the island, we find the second building looming over us in Zion Cemetery—the Baynard Mausoleum.

Baynard Mausoleum in Zion Cemetery

I’ve heard about this tomb before, specifically a ghost story that the locals like to tell. It’s easy to see why this structure survived a massive hurricane when so many other buildings were flattened. This structure is unlike anything in our area. The roof stone is made of Pennsylvania blue slate and the walls are stone cut in Maryland. The stone cutters who carved it from the mountain traveled with it here on a series of barges and after its final leg up the Broad Creek, it was assembled where it still sits today.

We’re leaving Zion Cemetery with the mystery of the vanishing Chapel of Ease on our hands and stories of the local patriots in the Bloody Legion’s guerrilla attacks during the Revolutionary War swirling through our heads. Our group is absorbing the information and stories as fast as we can, and no, we don’t seem to have many questions since Todd is so thorough with his explanations. Although, he compels us to pepper him with questions throughout the tour. It’s as if we’re gradually putting together the pieces of Hilton Head’s history in some sort of puzzle, and the last pieces are lying in Mitchelville—at least for our tour’s sake.

A street lined with colorful beach bungalows gives way to the entrance of Mitchelville, the first town built by and for formerly enslaved people. Metaphorically called the Port Royal Experiment at the time, the group of escaped slaves that had become contraband of war before Emancipation ultimately proved their ability to self-govern. Mitchelville was a success, and by the war’s end had almost twice as many inhabitants as Gettysburg, Pennsylvania at the time.

Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park

Its importance rediscovered relatively recently, Mitchelville and other island landmarks show us that there is so much still to learn about our island. A theme reoccurring during the entirety of the tour, more of Hilton Head’s history is still being discovered. This is reason enough to argue that only taking a Hilton Head History Tour once isn’t enough. With so much information packed into three hours, each tour taken is already bound to be considerably different, and who knows what historians will discover by the time you return to Hilton Head for your next vacation.

Make your reservation, lace up your sneakers, and get ready to learn the real story behind Hilton Head Island.


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Holiday Beach Bums: Why We Still Love the Beach in Chilly Weather

By Joanna Harrison, Contributor

Nothing beats summer days at the beach, toes in the warm sand, and sun-kissed cheeks as the sun goes down… (Excuse us while we daydream). Okay, aaaand we’re back. Those days are gone for now, but there are still so many reasons to enjoy the beach in the chillier weather, especially during the holidays!

Here’s our foolproof guide to being a holiday beach bum:

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Try a Morning Jog

During the fall and winter months it’s easy to get a little lethargic, and maybe pack on a couple extra pounds. I mean, pumpkin beer and Thanksgiving food, how could you not? But there is nothing quite as invigorating as an early morning jog on the beach, with the crisp, cool, salty air on your face. Plus, people who workout in the morning are more likely to tackle other tasks throughout the day. It’ll do wonders for your focus, clarity and can help to lower stress levels. Don’t forget to check the tides first!

Photo by David Nicolai

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Make a Sand Snowman with the Family

We may not have a white Christmas down in the Lowcountry, but we still love to get into the Holiday spirit! Why not bring the kids down to the beach, and build a “sandman?” Bonus points for Santa hat, driftwood arms, and sunglasses. And while you’re at it – snap a few pics and you’ve got yourself a family Christmas card!

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Treasure Hunt

One of the most magical things about the beach in the off-season is that it is so quiet and peaceful. There are long stretches of sand that can go untouched for days, so it is the perfect time to get down to the water and find all sorts of treasures, seashells, sea glass, driftwood, coral, sand dollars, etc. Take a solo trip, or bring the whole family and fill a bucket with some ocean goodies!

Crafty Tip: Use all of your treasures and make a beautiful, beachy holiday wreath!

Photo by Wicker Woodson

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Bundle Up and Star Gaze

One of the best things about our sweet little island is that there is minimal light pollution, meaning on a clear night you can see a full sky of bright stars. Throw on a big cozy sweater, make a cup of hot tea, and make your way down to the beach at night for a spectacular view.

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Outdoor Yoga

Get your Zen on with a little beach yoga! Go with a group or by yourself and try a yoga practice by the waves. Moonlit yoga is quite delightful, or perhaps on a warm afternoon to soak up some rays. I can’t think of anything more relaxing than a nice Savasana in the sand followed by a trip up to Coligny for a nice winter cocktail. Try a few simple practices here.

Photo by Chelsea Gates

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Beach Bocce and Other Games

Who says you need to be hot and sweaty to play some awesome beach games? Hilton Head has so many mild days during the fall and winter seasons, where the air is crisp, but it’s only cool enough for a light jacket. This is the absolute perfect time for an afternoon game of Bocce on the beach. Pack a cooler with some snacks, bring a jacket and some towels, and play some games until the sun goes down.


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