Saturday Football is back!

Saturdays in the south during the fall can be quite fun if you are a college football fan! Whether you cheer for Clemson to South Carolina to Georgia to any of the northern states; there is always a team to cheer for on College Football Saturday! Here are some local sports bars to cheer on your favorite team:

Wild Wing Café (Bluffton and Hilton Head Locations)
Bluffton: 1188 Fording Island Road

Hilton Head: 72 Pope Avenue

College Football season is FINALLY upon us! We have the ACC Network so you won’t miss any of your games! Enjoy some wings and a drink while cheering on your favorite ACC team!

https://www.wildwingcafe.com/

Fat Patties (Bluffton location)
207 Bluffton Road

They will display South Carolina and Clemson games on the big screen on there patio! You can watch other live sporting events as well!

Enjoy a great burger and wonderful atmosphere!

Mellow Mushroom (Hilton Head Location)
33 Office Park Road near Harris Teeter in Park Plaza

If you are a Michigan fan, this is the place to be! Enjoy a pizza and watch the game with fellow Michigan fans! I know I will be there for the next game I can watch!

https://mellowmushroom.com/location/sc-hilton-head-island-33-office-park-rd-unit-4-29928/

R Bar and Grill (Bluffton)
70 Pennington Drive

“We love our sports, so we hope you do too!! We carry Most NBA games, the NHL package, the MLB package, and most defintely the NFL package!! This is the best place to watch football, hands down!! Especially if you’re a BUFFALO BILLS fan!! With 19 TV’s and 2 projectors, we have every game on all the time!!”

https://www.rbarbluffton.com

Club Seats Grille (Hilton Head Location)
2600 Main St Unit 102

A sports bar to watch Penn State football games every Saturday so if you are Nittany Lion fan you will love this place! Offers a variety of food items as well!

https://www.cheapseatsrestaurantgroup.com/club-seats-grille

Seafood and Arts Festival

If you are looking for a festival with some fun activities, arts and great local seafood food, The Bluffton Arts and Seafood festival is coming October 12-20, 2019. Below are some highlighted events throughout the week.

Saturday October 12, 2019

ART & CHALK
Unveiling – Amiri Farris Art Wall Mural & Chalk the Walk Art Competition
Presented by Bluffton Rotary Club
Field of Dreams Pavilion, Oscar Frazer Park
Chalk Art Competition for children- Registration 9:30
Art Mural by Amiri- Unveiling 10:00
Chalk Art Competition for children- 10:15
Judging & Prizes- 11:15

Sunday October 13, 2019

ART ON THE STREET 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Stroll Calhoun Street and see our state designated cultural district come alive!
POP UP ART on the street, on gallery porches and on a corner lot – temporary art displays join the many galleries to highlight the artistic and cultural side of Bluffton.

BOAT PARADE ON THE MAY BLESSING OF THE FLEET
GOSPEL MUSIC CHURCH OF THE CROSS 4:00PM
Bring your lawn chair, view the Boat Parade and enjoy Gospel music by Lavon Stevens on the bluff or join the parade in your own boat. Make plans now to gather at the sandbar before 3:00 PM and process to the Church of the Cross following our Admiral of the Fleet, Amber Hester Kuehn, leading our former Admirals in a true celebratory parade.

OYSTER FEST, 5:00 – 8:00PM, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park
First Oyster Roast of the Season, Shrimp Boil & BBQ, Live Music by MUDDY CREEK.

Monday October 14, 2019

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY – SATURDAY
Join Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided “Skiff” cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air.
$20/ per person…subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the county dock at the end of Calhoun Street. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878

HISTORY ALIVE! GUIDED TOURS of Bluffton’s Heyward House Museum and More.
Discounted Guided Museum Tours of the Heyward House 70 Boundary Street in Historic Bluffton will be offered for only $7/person, kids under 10 are free. Call 843-757-6293 for information and reservations or visit HeywardHouse.org.

Tuesday October 15, 2019

BLUFFTON JACK’S HAUNTED HISTORY TOUR, 6:00 PM AND 8:00PM.
Please join us for a walking GHOST TOUR of historic Old Town Bluffton. Hear spooky Bluffton tales told by certified tour guide, Bluffton Jack. Comfortable walking shoes suggested; bring your own flashlight; rain or shine; children welcome (suggested ages 9 and up). Tours begin at The Complete Home, 41 B Calhoun Street. Refreshments served. $18.00 ADULTS; $10.00 CHILDREN. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. CALL 843-717-2175.
Join The Storybook Shoppe at 41 A Calhoun Street prior to the 6:00 PM Haunted Tour for a Frightfully Fun evening of Spooky Stories at 5:00 PM.

Friday October 18, 2019

RED APRON SIPS AND SEAFOOD PARTY 6:00PM – 10:00PM Heyward House
Presented by Bluffton Self Help
Join us for a grand culinary celebration under the stars on the grounds of the historic Heyward House. The evening will include sensational Lowcountry dining by Ryan McCarthy of Downtown Catering, savory cocktails, along with contagious excitement with a wine pull, live and silent auctions as we raise money to support our Bluffton neighbors in need. Limited tickets and sponsorships are available and can be purchased online at https://www.sipsandseafood.com. All proceeds benefit Bluffton Self Help.

Saturday October 19, 2019

OLD TOWN OYSTER10K ROAD RACE & 5K RUN 8:00AM – 10:30AM
Presented by Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Join us for a run through Old Town Bluffton with scenic river and marsh views. Compete in a fast-paced 10K or complete the 5K with the entire family! Both events will be professionally timed. Awards presentation and After-Party sponsored by River Dog Brewing Company immediately follows. Music, Coffee, Cold River Dog Craft Beer, Oyster Shooters, Gumbo, May River Mimosas, Brewed Marys and much, much more!

ART & SEAFOOD STREET FEST 10:00AM – 5:00PM (Saturday and Sunday)

HISTORIC DISTRICT BLUFFTON FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
Enjoy our juried art show featuring over 100 local and regional artists from 10 different states, displaying an array of fine art: oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, pottery, ceramics, water color and much, much more. Local seafood and low country cuisine served by area restaurants. History of Bluffton at The Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center.

ROCKIN’ ON THE DOCK 6:00PM – DUSK BLUFFTON OYSTER CO.
Presented by Montage Palmetto Bluff

Sunday October 20, 2019

ART IN THE PARK 11:00AM – 4:00PM DuBois Park on Boundary Street (Saturday and Sunday)
Children’s art activities conducted under the pavilion. Prizes, games, fun and much, much more for the budding artists of all ages.

For a list of detailed events and more information:

https://www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com

Festival Season!!

The weather is finally starting to cool down and it’s starting to feel like fall!! And do you know what that means?

FESTIVAL SEASON!!

Here is a list of some Fall festivals happening in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Area!!

Arts, Culture and History Festival

Where: Shelter Cove Community Park

When: October 10th through November 15

Fifteenth annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival!

Where: Downtown Bluffton

When: October 12-20

The fourth annual Vegfest will include entertainment, vendors, and educational speakers.

Where: Shelter Cove Park

When: October 19th

The fourth Annual Gullah Food Festival! Come as vendors serve up their best pot and recipes of Shrimp and Grits, Seafood Gumbo, Devil Crabs and Stew Chicken, and more.

Where: The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island

When: October 19th from 11am to 5pm

Come and enjoy the 10th Annual Italian Heritage Festival!

Where: Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn

When: October 26th 11am to 4pm

Fitness Centers on Hilton Head Island

When coming to Hilton Head for vacation most people like to relax but some like to get that exercise in as well! Here are some local fitness centers in Hilton Head area! Most of these gyms offer a weekly pass for visitors!

Lava Fitness: 2 Locations on Hilton Head! Offers personal training and group sessions! You also have access to massage therapy services!

https://lava24.com

Breakthrough Fitness Center: One Location in Hilton Head!
130 Arrow Road Hilton Head, SC

Breakthrough provides the best fitness classes and gym equipment to maximize weight loss! Looking for a little guidance or inspiration to help you meet your fitness goals? Breakthrough offers fitness classes and one-on-one personal training.

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Conviction Training Facility: Home of CrossFit Training! There are open gym time slots as well. Daily passes can be purchased!

https://convictiontraining.com

Beach City Health and Fitness: Beach City Health & Fitness offers over 40 cardiovascular stations, BroadcastVision directly linked to Plasma Screen Televisions, Magnum strength and FreeMotion Fitness equipment, free weights, personal training, functional training, sports enhancement, and the most extensive health and fitness assessments systems and support programs found anywhere in this country. Visitor passes available!

https://beachcityfitness.com/index.html

XP Fitness: Offers a variety of weight and cardio machines! Offers powerlifting and boxing classes as well! XP Fitness was built with one concept in mind: create a serious cross-performance gym that feels comfortable and inviting.

https://xpfitness.com

What to do when it rains on Hilton Head Island!!

When you vacation on Hilton Head Island the main things to do is enjoy the sun, shopping and eat amazing food. But the big question is what is there to do when it is raining outside. Here are the top things to do when it is raining outside on Hilton Head Island.

Come and enjoy the Nash gallery located in Shelter cove! It features incredible work by American’s finest craftsman including glass, ceramics, jewelry, and much more!
Address: 13 Harbourside Lane 2H Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Hours: Monday through Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm

At the Hilton Head Distillery, you can enjoy a great drinking experience in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. They offer distillery tours, tasting rooms and a bottle shop.
Address: 14 Cardinal Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Hours: Monday through Saturday 1pm to 6pm * Last tour begins at 5pm

Voted as the “best destination off the beaten path”
Address: 12A Cardinal Road, Hilton Head SC 29926
Hours: Monday through Saturday 12:30 to 5:30, Sunday 12pm to 4pm

Looking for something for something to keep the kids occupied while it is raining? This is the perfect place to bring them!
Address: 18A Pope Ave, Hilton Head SC 29928
REGULAR HOURS: January through March, May, September through December
Tuesday Through Saturday 10a.m. to 5p.m.
SPRING HOURS: April Monday through Saturday 10a.m. to 5p.m.
SUMMER HOURS: June through August, Monday through Saturday 10a.m. to 5p.m.
CLOSED SUNDAYS

A day out in Savannah!!

Your guide to a day out in Savannah!

Breakfast:
Goose Feathers an Express Cafe & Bakery
39 Barnard St, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 866-221-1948
Mon – Fri 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sat – Sun 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The inviting aroma of sweet and savory menu items, wholesome cuisine and freshly baked breads and pastries prepared on-site daily keep visitors coming back to Goose Feathers Café day after day. Proudly serving the Savannah area since 1986, this bustling, but cozy café fuses the dining ambiance found in Lower Manhattan’s urban Greenwich Village with Southern Charm and Hospitality.

Lunch:
Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
107 W Jones St, Savannah, GA 31401-4507
+1 912-232-5997
Mon – Fri 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Looking for some good Olé fashion Southern Food, Mrs. Wilkes has you covered. Tabletops are crowded with platters of fried chicken and cornbread dressing, sweet potato souffle, black-eyed peas, okra gumbo, corn muffins and biscuits. Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room is located on one of the most elegant streets in Savannah. Jones Street runs through the center of the Historic District lined with moss laden trees and paved with cobblestone and near the trendy shops of the Design District.

Little Duck Diner
150 W Saint Julian St, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-235-6773
Mon – Thu
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat – Sun 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
The Little Duck Diner is a “vintage chic diner” reminiscent of dining cars and diners of the late 20’s and 30’s with a contemporary twist. Inspired by our little ducklings- our children – the diner embodies the youthfulness within all of us with the refinement of an era from which the “diner” as we know it was born. The menu consists of our ducklings’ favorite dishes, as well as other unique items.

Snack:
Marche de Macarons
42 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-665-9894

Dinner:
The Collins Quarter
151 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401-3726
+1 912-777-4147
Mon – Tue 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed – Sun 6:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Think West Village NYC meets, Melbourne Australia with a dash of Southern Hospitality. Breakfast, Lunch and Brunch offer local ingredients, craft coffees, Eclectic twists and turns on local and international dishes all delivered up in a funky building in the heart of Savannah’s historic district. For couples and families alike whether purely for pleasure or a business lunch. At night we transform into an adult restaurant, lit by candles with down tone music and foods from around the world. Our Executive Chef has had the opportunity to work with some of Americas best Chefs, allowing him to develop his own unique style of cooking and presentation.

Chive Sea Bar & Lounge
4 W Broughton St, Savannah, GA 31401
+1 912-233-1748
Mon – Thu 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mon – Fri 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fri – Sat 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sat 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Inspired by the decadence of the 1920s, Chive Sea Bar & Lounge offers a unique dining affair in Savannah’s Historic District. Located on bustling Broughton Street, Chive is a refreshing change of pace for those seeking an intimate experience like no other, for special occasions or a weekday wind down. Our signature vintage cocktails made with top-shelf favorites are perfectly paired with dishes incomparable to any fare served downtown. Chive Sea Bar & Lounge is the ideal place for the Southern pace, bringing the classic to the contemporary.

What to do:
A visit to Savannah would not be complete without exploring the Birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, creator of Girl Scouts of the USA. At this unique house museum, visitors can learn about Low’s life and the movement she founded.

Forsyth Park is perfect for lounging in the grass or throwing a Frisbee. Dating back to the 1840s, Forsyth Park occupies 30 acres in the Historic District. The iconic water fountain at the center is a landmark in itself, but Fragrant Garden, walking trails and a quaint cafe make for a relaxing spot on your itinerary.

Hop on board a trolley tour to get an overview of Savannah! Both Old Town Trolley Tours and Old Savannah Tours have daily trolley tours that will help you get better acquainted with Savannah’s historical sites and history.

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Grab a cup of Savannah-made coffee! Head to the Coffee Fox, Foxy Loxy Cafe or Blends for a satisfying cup of coffee made just the way you like it. Admire local art while sipping decadent coffee creations at Gallery Espresso. The building was erected in 1859 and is cozy with old fireplaces and a view of the famous Chippewa Square.

One could not come to Savannah without admiring the river on River Street. The old cobblestone streets weave you through historic buildings, housing shops and restaurants. This scenic stroll is a must-do.

Coffee / Bakeries in Hilton Head Area

If you want to enjoy a nice coffee or some yummy treats, Hilton Head and Bluffton have a variety of options to enjoy. Below are some coffee and bakery shops options you must go to while you are here!


Hilton Head Social Bakery

Hilton Head Social Bakery features authentic French baked goods. We display a wonderful selection of savory pastries, like brioche, warm flaky croissants, cookies and bread. We also offer custom cakes for any occasion including wedding cakes. They also feature an open style coffee selection in which you can choose from organic coffee and specialty drinks.
17 Harbourside Lane Hilton Head, SC 29928; 843-715-3349
Hours: Sunday and Monday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Tuesday- Saturday 8:00 am-9:00 pm
https://www.hiltonheadsocialbakery.com

Signe’s Heaven Bound Bakery and Café

Signe’s Heaven Bound Bakery & Cafe has been a Hilton Head Island tradition for more than 36 years. Specializing in Southern Style baked goods, fresh and wholesome every day, beautifully intricate wedding cakes and family cafe dining inside and alfresco. Vacationers and islanders alike enjoy Signe’s perfected breakfast recipes, savory salads and sandwiches and heavenly dessert.
93 Arrow Road Hilton Head, SC 29928 843-785-9118
Our 2019 Holiday Hours
Christmas Open until Noon, Dec. 24.
Closed Dec 25
Re-open Thurs, Dec 26
Regular Hours
Hours: M-F 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-2pm
https://www.signesbakery.com/Default.aspx

The French Bakery and European Cuisine

The French bakery offers a variety of European items such as sweet and savory and variety of bread items. There are several sandwich options to choose from as well. Breakfast and lunch are served all day.
28 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite 120 Hilton Head, SC 29928 843-342-5420
Hours: Monday- Saturday 7:00 am-3:00 pm; Sunday 8:00 am-3:00 pm
https://www.frenchbakeryhiltonhead.com

European Twisted Bakery

We warmly welcome you to visit a taste of Europe in Old Town Bluffton. The bakery is a traditional style handmade and made from scratch bakery. We display a parade of European culture: French, Italian, Greek and German pastries, cakes, cookies and desserts. To compliment your confection, enjoy a rich gourmet blend coffee, espresso, cappuccino, or herbal tea. They also offer savory and fresh sandwiches.
1253 May River Road Unit A Bluffton, SC 29910 843-757-0033
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Sunday: Seasonal

The Grind Roasters

The mission of The Grind Coffee Roasters is to make others successful through excellence in coffee, service, and people. It is not an individual, but rather, a team of people motivated by our love for coffee, education, and service. It starts with what we love and what brings us together as a community (coffee).
They offer a drive through option for your morning coffee!
1 Sherington Drive, Suite J Bluffton, SC 29910 843-368-3348
Hours: Sunday: Closed; Monday-Friday: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday: 8:00 am-2:30 pm

Corner Perk

Corner Perk is a coffeehouse / brunch restaurant where city meets South. Here, southern hospitality and comfort food is fused with the creativity of urban culture. Corner Perk offers the most amazing locally roasted Coffees, Teas, Espresso drinks, Cold Brew, Frappes, 1OO% Real Fruit Smoothies… as well as Skillets, Omelettes, Wraps, Sandwiches, and Salads.
Bluffton: 1297 May River Road Monday-Saturday 7:00 am- 6:00 pm; Sunday 7:00 am-3:00 pm
https://cornerperk.com/

THANKSGIVING DINNER!!

Thanksgiving is the time of year when friends and family get together and give thanks! You spend days and hours prepping and cooking thanksgiving dinner for the whole family. This year do something different and let the Serg Restaurant group do the cooking and you worry about the eating!! Here is a list of Serg restaurants that will be open for dine in and carry out thanksgiving meals!

HOURS: 11 AM – 7 PM | PRIX FIXE MENU $38 PER PERSON
INCLUSIVE OF SOUP OR SALAD, ENTRÉE, DESSERT
Click the link to see the Menu: https://www.docksidehhi.com/thanksgiving-menu/

HOURS: 11AM – 8PM THANKSGIVING DAY
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED 843-682-4455
THANKSGIVING PRIX FIXE MENU $38.95
Choice of soup or salad, entrée and dessert
Click the link to see the Menu: https://www.frankieboneshhi.com/thanksgiving-menu/

HOURS: 12-7PM THANKSGIVING DAY
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED 843-341-3838
PRIX FIXE MENU $38 PER PERSON
CHOICE OF SOUP OR SALAD, ENTREE, DESSERT
Click the link to see the menu: https://www.poseidonhhi.com/thanksgiving-menu/

TRADITIONAL TURKEY DINNER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS
(SERVES 8-10) $139
2 Locations for Pick-Up on 11/28 from 10:30am to 2 pm
Hilton Head: Reilley’s Plaza, 7A-1 Greenwood Drive Bluffton: Berkeley Place, 104 1A Buckwalter Pkwy
THANKSGIVING DINNER BUFFET
HILTON HEAD LOCATION ONLY
THURSDAY, NOV 28TH FROM 3-7PM
$ 28 ADULTS | $13 KIDS ages 3-12 | KIDS under 2 free
Click the link to see the Menu: https://www.onehotmamas.com/thanksgiving-menu/

HOURS: 12PM – 7PM THANKSGIVING DAY
RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED 843-842-8866
PRIX FIXE MENU $45 per person
Click the link to see the Menu: https://www.wiseguyshhi.com/thanksgiving-menu/

TURKEY TO GO
PACKAGES TO SERVE 8-12 PEOPLE $175
PICK UP BETWEEN 11AM- 1PM ON THANKSGIVING DAY

Premium Properties

You may find that you love Hilton Head so much that you’d like to own property here. Our sister company, Premium Properties of Hilton Head, can assist you in finding the perfect place to call your new home.
Here are some of the things Premium Properties of Hilton Head can do for you:

Find Your Next Home

You need someone who knows this area inside and out! Premium Properties of Hilton Head can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.

Sell a Home

When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. Premium Properties of Hilton Head can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics

Oftentimes buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. Premium Properties of Hilton Head can make your home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that’s sold fast.

For more information please see: https://www.hiltonheadpremiumproperties.com/ or call 843-816-2016 !!

‘Tis the Season!!

‘Tis the season!! December is that time of year, that everyone is filled with holiday cheer! Here are some holiday local events going on that families can enjoy together!

South Beach Christmas Village- Sea Pines Plantation

**Bring your furry friend for pictures with Santa at the South Beach Inn**

Enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, writing letters to Santa, and the best part of all visit with Santa!

Remaining visiting with Santa Dates:
Saturday, December 14th from 3-5 pm
Saturday, December 21st from 3-5 pm

Harbour Town Lights- Sea Pines

Harbour Town is the perfect place to be this holiday season with live entertainment and the holiday lights that shine throughout The Sea Pines Resort!! Stroll along the harbour to enjoy the brightly lit Christmas tree and holiday figures. The holiday lights will shine through the holiday season, ending on December 31st.

Santa Visits at Shelter Cove and Holiday Boat Light Display

You can take your picture with Santa, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm up until Christmas! At the Shelter Cove Marina, boats will be decorated with lights so make sure to go out and enjoy! 

Christmas Stocking Deliveries- Sea Pines

Surprise your children with a personalized Christmas stocking delivered to your home or villa courtesy of , Santa’s very own helper Albert the Alligator! 

The event runs from December 20-December 28, 2019!

$30 per stocking. Reservations required and delivery times vary.

Please call (843) 842-1979 or visit seapines.com for more information.