Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Holiday All Inclusive

The intriguing Sea Islands, separated from the mainland by expanses of estuaries and salt marshes, make up more than half of South Carolina’s coastline. Among these islands lies tasteful, low-key Hilton Head, offering glorious white sand beaches and superb golf courses. Biking, tennis, fishing, and sailing are popular as well


Hilton Head Island is located at the extreme southern tip of South Carolina, about 30 miles north of Savannah and 100 miles south of Charleston.  At seven miles in width and fourteen miles in length, it is the second largest Atlantic coast barrier island.  A toll expressway expedites traffic from the mainland to the island’s resort areas.

This semitropical barrier island resembles an artistic masterpiece with its oak and pine woodlands and meandering lagoons.   It is part of the Low Country, the picturesque region of flat plains and tidal salt marshes that stretches across the eastern expanse of South Carolina and Georgia.  Hilton Head Island is almost bisected by Broad Creek, which is navigable for most of its length and is home to several upscale marinas.

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head is shaped roughly like a tennis shoe, with the ”toe” known as the south end, the ”ball” of the foot as Forest Beach, and the ”top” as the north end.  There is no ”downtown” on Hilton Head.  Shopping and other activities are spread throughout, although more heavily concentrated on the south end of the island.  Located in the heart of Hilton Head Island, the Self Family Arts Center is a remarkable showcase for the visual and performing arts.

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Hilton Head Island is separated from the mainland by the Calibogue sound and the Intracoastal Waterway. Between Hilton Head and the mainland are two other islands.  Daufuskie Island is accessible only by water.  Part of this island remains in its natural state as a large wildlife preserve; and part has been developed to a limited extent for tourism.


Pinckney Island is accessible from the bridge linking Hilton Head to the mainland, and is a National Wildlife Refuge popular among bird watchers. At the Penn Center on St. Helena Island, freed slaves first found schooling. Neighboring Edisto Island remains low-key, scenic, and a relaxing place to visit.


Hilton Head Island has 8 marinas, more than twenty- five golf courses, 300 tennis courts and miles of bicycle and walking paths. The island also features two stables and ample areas for horseback riding, including forest preserve and waterfront. Fishing, parasailing, skiing, horseback riding, miniature golf and, of course, dolphin watching and beach walking are also popular with vacationers and residents alike. There are over two hundred restaurants, eight art galleries, three movie theaters and many shops, boutiques, and outlets.


Hilton Head welcomes families with children.  There are no “arcades” or amusement parks, but there is a wealth of outdoor activity, in an ideal climate, for family members to enjoy together.  Whether you explore the woods and beaches on horse back, take a dolphin-watching cruise, fish, sail, cycle or relax in the peaceful surroundings, there are always just enough things to do every day on this lovely island.  Visit South Carolina’s Treasured Coast for the vacation of a lifetime.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Holiday All Inclusive

South Carolina’s Grand Strand is gifted with blue skies, sun-bleached sand,  golden sunshine, curling breakers and gentle breezes. The extraordinary natural beauty of this coastline has attracted visitors for nearly a century.


The Grand Strand is an island with a 60-mile oceanfront and three roads connecting it to the mainland. Surrounded on the north and the west by the Intracoastal Waterway, the east by the Atlantic Ocean and the south by Winyah Bay, the Grand Strand can be shut off from the outside world by closing four bridges, which gives the impression of  its being a world unto itself.

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Myrtle Beach and the other towns that dot this long island stretch, have become havens for visitors year round.  From Little River to Pawleys Island, there are a dazzling variety  of restaurants, as well as fantastic nightlife,  concerts and theater, museums, interesting shops, and recreational pursuits for the whole family.


Myrtle Beach offers over 1600 great restaurants that will please anyone’s appetite. You can eat everything from seafood to sushi with the accompaniment of a  fantastic ocean view.  Restaurants serve Italian, French,  and American  family style cuisine.   The best in seafood, including the spicy, succulent Calabash variety graces many a buffet.


The area is a welcoming destination for golfers, fishermen, shoppers, families, honeymooners and anyone looking for a relaxed, fun-filled vacation. Myrtle Beach and its neighbor, North Myrtle Beach have something for every budget and itinerary. Their antique stores, great furniture stores and outlets, marinas, fishing, water sports, a Nascar track,  and an  easy-going family atmosphere make visitors want to return year after year.


The birthplace of the Shag, the official South Carolina State Dance, the Ocean Drive section is the host of two, week long gatherings of shaggers in April and September.. A dance born on the beach, the Shag has been called a cross between the jitterbug and swing dancing.


Myrtle Beach is home to the Pelicans, part of the Atlanta Braves Farm Team System.  Many Braves began their careers with the Pelicans. By  next year an ice hockey team will be headquartered locally.  Myrtle Beach is the golf capital of the country with over 100 top courses on the Grand Strand.


There is also the excitement of Myrtle Beach’s miniature golf courses, theme parks and museums  which the whole family will enjoy. Cruise down the beautiful waterway or tour one of the area’s historic plantations. Watch countless species of animals roam in their natural setting along over 500 acres on the Waccamaw River and Intracoastal Waterway.


Visit the world-famous Pavilion and ride every ride or just watch! Myrtle Beach area amusement parks do not impose a “gate fee.”  Smell the salt water. Sift your toes into the sand as the surf laps at your ankles. Take a marsh cruise, go deep-sea fishing or windsurf. Fall asleep in the sun. Swim and sail and dine and danceExperience the ultimate seaside holiday.