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Rees Jones


Pete Dye’s iconic Harbour Town Golf Links and its famous lighthouse will always be the face of Hilton Head Island golf. But it can be argued that the “Open Doctor”, Rees Jones, who recently spent significant time on the Island reworking one of his masterpieces, should be placed right next to Dye in the Island’s Gallery of Greatness.

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Food Finds and Good Times in Hilton Head Island

If you are in any way familiar with Hilton Head Island, you already realize that restaurants here are so good; they provide reason alone to visit our fair Lowcountry isle. The Island is now squarely in the middle of a renaissance of sorts, with many fun, fresh eateries shooting to the front of the class in both style and substance.


Lowcountry Love: Your Dream DIY Beach Wedding on Hilton Head Island

So you’ve decided on a beach wedding—congratulations! Hilton Head Island is the perfect place to say “I Do” next to the ocean blue. Voted one of the top 10 family beaches in the U.S., Hilton Head Island offers 12 miles of pristine beaches within easy walking distance of top-rated restaurants and resorts, championship golf courses, and photo-worthy landscapes draped in Lowcountry charm.

Now that you’ve chosen the when and where, it’s time to start planning the Big Day. It may be tempting to go all in and let a professional wedding planner handle everything (we’ve got those too, just in case), but if you have the time and you’re seeking an event that’s a little bit more personal—and budget friendly—a DIY wedding is the perfect solution. Here’s how you can get crafty and create the beach wedding of your dreams on Hilton Head Island!

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Best Bike Trails on Hilton Head Island

With over 60 miles of leisure pathways winding through lush forests, serene beaches, and historic sites, there is plenty to see and do on America's Favorite Island®. It’s no secret that biking is one of the favorite pastimes of visitors and locals alike. After all, there’s a reason the American League of Bicyclists gave Hilton Head Island a Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community rating. This Hilton Head Island bike trail map will give you an idea of what we’re talking about. If you’re looking for a quiet, solo adventure, a romantic ride for two, or a family outing with the kids, we can assure you that our bike pathways have everything you need and more.

With so many scenic bike pathways through Hilton Head Island for you to choose from, we’d like to highlight five of our favorites to help make your trip truly unforgettable. Whether you’re planning your summer getaway or you’re already in the Lowcountry and wondering, “Where are the best bike pathways near me?” these options will help you make the most of your time on Hilton Head Island.

Arts & Culture

Celebrating Juneteenth on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island is a place to celebrate food, music, and culture all year long. But when holidays hit, the Lowcountry really knows how to throw festivities like nowhere else. Juneteenth is fast approaching on June 19th and Hilton Head Island is the perfect place to experience it — and not just because of our incredible outdoor spacesdiverse dining, and endless opportunities for family fun. The Lowcountry is also particularly rich in African-American history and heritage that continues to thrive to this day. It is home to Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, the first self-governed Freedmen’s town in America. Descendents of Mitchelville’s original residents carry on the traditions of their ancestors and promote freedom for all while maintaining an essential connection to the language, art, and storytelling of past generations

Read on to learn more about Juneteenth, and join us for upcoming celebrations on the island!


Jogging on the Beach

One of the joys of living near, or visiting, the ocean is being able to easily, and daily, enjoy its assets…the beach, the water, the seafood, and the tranquility of the gently rolling surf.  One of the ways that I like to get out and enjoy our great seashore is by jogging in the evenings after work along the beach.

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