Catch Up on Bluffton!

The view from Bluffton’s Oyster Factory Park is almost magical.

Spring sparkles in Bluffton and hey, you know it’s almost upon us! Azaleas love the coastal climate, and they display their contentment by flowering profusely throughout Old Town Bluffton starting now. Lots of other flora appreciate the warm, lightly salt-sprayed weather too, resulting in lush foliage lining the sun dappled lanes and streets of our historic community.

Taking a cue from Mother Nature and to the delights of locals and visitors, the town of Bluffton has recently refreshed and reinvigorated several outdoor spaces including Dubois Park, located squarely in the center of Old Town close to The Heyward House and Calhoun Street. This lovely park is a perfect spot for families with young tots, who can swing to their hearts delights, slip and slide on the new playground equipment and basically run around in the large grassy open space.

Later this year an additional piece of playground equipment modeled after a shrimp trawler, and more play area will be added by the 2013 Leadership Class, a training program for community leaders sponsored by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. With it’s close proximity to the Farmers Market Bluffton held every

Good times are a breeze at Dubois Park in Old Town Bluffton. Visit on a Thursday afternoon and stop by the weekly Farmers Market Bluffton.

Thursday afternoon, Dubois Park makes a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy a picnic after a jaunt around the market.

Another recent addition to the Bluffton recreational offerings is Oyster Factory Park located adjacent to the May River and Bluffton Oyster Factory on Wharf Street also in Old Town. With walking trails, benches, picnic area and boat launch this is the place to access the May by kayak or boat. There is also free Wi-Fi in the park so if a mobile, high tech water view is your idea of a good time, then this is your spot!

Would you like to enjoy your lunch indoors? Then head over to Bluffton BBQ where proprietor and barbeque artist Ted Huffman will set you up with fabulous pulled pork, slow smoked chicken and ribs so tender and delicious you’ll never want to leave. Unless it’s to take that order-to-go on over to the park for an al fresco picnic by the May!

If you’re looking to work off that lunch and brush up on some local lore too, then take a leisurely stroll over to the center of all things historically relevant in Bluffton and the official Welcome Center of Bluffton, The Heyward House. Tour the lovely, restored Carolina Farmhouse, on-site refurbished slave cabin and rebuilt summer kitchen with a knowledgeable docent delighted to answer all your questions.

In spring, when thousands of azaleas are in full bloom it’s easy to imagine the ‘by gone days’ at The Heyward House.

There is really is so much to do and see in Bluffton and we’ve just scratched the surface! Spending a few spring days here is a joy, so consider an overnight here for a day or two, enough time to truly experience what the locals call the “Bluffton state-of-mind”. Choose from several delightful accommodations including:

Candlewood Suites
Fairfield inn & Suites
Hampton Inn & Suites
Holiday Inn Express
Inn at Palmetto Bluff

Old South Golf Links invites you to tee it up Bluffton-style with an amazing stay & play deal!

Looking to Tee it Up? If you have your sights set on the links then you’re in for special savings. Here’s the deal:

  • Golf and accommodations – 2 rounds/1 night beginning at $169.00 per person based on double occupancy at the Hilton Garden Inn
  • Golf only – 2 rounds beginning at $109.00 per person

Start your vacation with a round at Old South Golf Club then choose a round at Crescent or Eagle’s Pointe, Hampton Hall Club, or Oldfield Golf Club. To book call (843) 785-5353 or visit but hurry! This deal expires March 17, 2013.