Are you thinking of traveling to Mexico to bask in the sun? How about Florida where it is really hot in the summer? There is always the Mediteranian, or even South America. Hawaii is a great place to visit as well, but why travel that far and spend huge sums of money just to go on tour or two? You don’t need to go very far for one of the best vacation spots right here in the United States. You can’t go wrong if you plan to visit one of the best vacation spot on the east coast. It’s also one of the best kept secrets in the travel industry. We’re talking about a laid back little island in South Carolina, called Hilton Head Island. This place was founded by a man named William Hilton a few hundred years ago. The island is beautiful and has many very old trees with Spanish moss hanging from them just like you would see in many movies.
Do you like to golf? Hilton Head has 23 of the top golf courses in the country with another 22 or so surrounding the Island in the nearby community. There are plenty of things to do there for the whole family. There are miles of pristine beaches, biking trails, hiking, fishing, boating and much, much more. Swimming and sun bathing are very popular. There are many great restaurants, and eating establishments. It is not hectic or rushed. It is not over crowded either.
There are 40,000 residents that live there year round. The island is 12 miles long and five miles wide, for a total of 42 square miles. It is located 45 minutes north of Savana and 50 miles south of Beaufort South Carolina. It’s 2 hours south of Charleston South Carolina. It is the second largest barrier island on the east coast of the United States with Long Island New York being the largest. Hilton Head Island is comprised of 28,000 acres of dry land and 2,000 acres of wetlands. The island has 13 miles of white sand public beaches and over 100 miles of bike and leisure trails. You will love the 23 golf courses on the island with another 22 nearby. If tennis is your desires, there are more than 300 tennis courts across the island. The island gets over 2.5 million visitors a year, and has over hundreds of restaurants and stores not to mention thousands of beds to lay your exhausted heads on at the end of the day. Hilton head is consistently listed in numerous “ top ten “ lists by the travel industries to reports by the travel industry’s most reputable sources, including Fodor’s Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure magazine, and TripAdvisor.
In my opinion, you should contact your travel advisor and have them plan o trip for you and your family to Hilton Head Island, if not this year then definitely for next year. I think you will be very happy with your choice and not disappointed. Better yet go online and plan it yourself.