We’ll be sharing sporadic posts about our travels: what to pack, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do. Posts on Dallas, Cleveland, Savannah, and even St. Thomas are on the docket for the summer!
inked by Holly
Hilton Head Island, SC has become the second home for our family. When we vacationed there for the first time 12 years ago, we didn’t expect to go back every summer. But we fell in love with the island! When we cross the bridge from Bluffton to Hilton Head, we all sigh and relax.
It’s a place where we can all unwind. Most days, our schedule goes a little something like this:
*Wake up early’ish. We don’t like to waste vacation days sleeping!
*Take a walk/run. Such a beautiful, peaceful place where even exercise is pleasant.
*Jump on the bikes and ride for a few minutes or maybe longer. Bike paths go for miles on the island.
*Come back and suit up for the beach. This also includes packing lunch, loads of sunscreen application, gathering all our beach paraphernalia (and there’s a lot of it!)
*Once we are overly sandy & hot, we like to come back and play in the pool for a while.
*Clean up for dinner and evening adventures.
In regards to lodging, Sea Pines is a popular plantation, but we’ve stayed in Palmetto Dunes every year and love it. We’re always a bike ride or walk away from the beach and close to tennis courts.
Over the years we’ve gathered a list of our favorite restaurants. If you’re ever in the area, be sure to check a few out!
General Store in Palmetto Dunes for breakfast
One Hot Mama’s BBQ (must try the honey jalapeno cornbread)
Fiesta Fresh Mexican Grill
Main Street Cafe
Skull Creek Boathouse
Up the Creek (new find this year right on the marina. Awesome appetizers and burgers!)
The Cottage in Bluffton