Hilton Head Island
The South Coast island resort of Hilton Head Island has Atlantic beaches, rows and rows of condos and, most importantly, world-famous golfing.
Measuring 12 miles long and 5 miles wide (19 by 8 kilometers), the eco-friendly island is surrounded by low-lying tidal creeks and marshes.
Aside from golf, there’s plenty to do at Hilton Head Island, especially if you have a cultural bent. The Arts Center presents performing arts, the Coastal Discovery Museum runs tours and cruises, the orchestra and symphony societies host concerts, and a gamut of annual events include celebrity golf tournaments, cook-offs and parades.
Wildlife to spot on the island includes bottlenose dolphins, egrets, turtles and alligators.
Hilton Head Island is 20 mi (32 km) north of Savannah and 95 mi (153 km) south of Charleston off Highway 95. Highway 278 runs over a causeway onto the island.