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How to Spend 48 Hours on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island offers a unique and relaxing vacation experience unlike anywhere else—and everyone, at some point, should make their way to America’s Favorite Island®.

Featuring sunny skies, warm breezes, and ideal beach weather (not to mention a large selection of thrilling outdoor activities and excursions), there’s always a reason for planning an escape to explore Hilton Head Island.

Don’t have enough time for a lengthier visit? No problem—we’ve prepared this simple, 48-hour weekend itinerary, that’s perfect for anyone who is planning a short (but sweet!) stay.


Corner Perk Spiked Caramel Apple French Toast

Recipe courtesy of The Corner Perk Cafe

Basic French Toast

  • You will need:
  • sliced Challah bread
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

Wisk the cream, eggs, cinnamon & nutmeg until well blended. Dip the sliced bread in the batter to fully coat both sides and place on a griddle preheated to 325. Flip when lightly brown and custard mixture is cooked through (approximately 4 minutes per side).

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Walking in a Lowcountry Wonderland: Celebrate the Holidays on Hilton Head Island

What if you could leave all the planning behind this holiday season? Say goodbye to checklists, preparations, and online shopping, and instead, gather your household — the people who are the closest to you — in an enchanting place with warm breezes and salty waves? 

It sounds like a dream — but it doesn’t have to be. Celebrating the holidays on Hilton Head Island is the perfect way to round out the year with warmth, joy, and relaxation. 

Some of the best gifts come unwrapped, and the Lowcountry charm only grows during the holiday season. Vacation homes, twinkling lights, and seasonal feasts with your favorite flavors await.

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10 Reasons Why Our Visitors Get Excited About a Vacation to Hilton Head Island

“I live in Wisconsin and I can’t wait to get here, especially when the weather is not so great back home. Once I arrive, I always say, “I’ve made it to my happy place!” I can’t wait to walk over the boardwalk and see the ocean. Every morning, I look forward to grabbing my coffee and heading to the beach to watch the beautiful sunrise. Dinner plans are usually somewhere I can watch the sunset. When I’m here, there are always things to do and see and new places to discover!” -Jean M-L


Comments and messages like the example above always tug at our heartstrings. One of our favorite things about sharing the beauty of the Lowcountry with our social media followers and blog readers is getting to hear the very reasons as to why they return to our home year after year. 

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Planning a Destination Wedding on Hilton Head Island

Congratulations! You’ve said yes, popped the champagne, and celebrated with your loved ones — now what? It’s time to start planning your wedding! Starting to plan the happiest day of your life is an exciting endeavor, and Hilton Head Island is the perfect setting for your dream destination wedding. Whether you’ve been picturing your special day for years or don’t know where to start, we have all the planning tips and tricks you need to ensure every detail is covered as you bring your wedding day to life.

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Hilton Head Island Once Again Named America's Favorite Island®

Have you heard the exciting news? Condé Nast Traveler has (once again) named Hilton Head Island as America’s Favorite Island®! This is the fifth year in a row we’ve accepted this honor. That’s right, number five! Of course, if you’ve ever spent time on Hilton Head Island, you already know that the Lowcountry is a special place, and we’re happy that so many people feel the same way. 

This isn’t the first time Condé Nast Traveler has had wonderful things to say about Hilton Head Island. Over the years, they’ve shared our stories and beauty with their readers — and we thought it would be fun to highlight some of the best things they’ve said with you. So we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite mentions from the last few years right here. Take a look at what one of the world’s definitive voices in travel has to say about Hilton Head Island.

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