In one of Bluffton and Hilton Heads most Historic Areas you find more than just history to enjoy! Shops, Restaurants, Art Galleries and Festivals line the street. Below you’ll find some of our favorite spots to check out!
The second annual Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival will be held Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 on the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town.
Head on down to try some of the island finest local offerings!!
Friday, September 20, 5-8pm
Craft Beer Night – $35
Lowcountry Boil and Barbecue
Enjoy samples from over 12 local and regional breweries. Must be 21 years and older.
Saturday, September 21, 2-5pm
Shrimp Festival – $35
Children 8 and younger are free. Enjoy an assortment of shrimp dishes from nearly 20 participating local and regional restaurants; craft beer and wine; live music by rock band Cranford Hollow; and a fun zone for children, including face painting and bouncy houses.
Two-Day Tickets – $65
Admission for Friday’s Craft Brew Fest is $35; admission for Saturday’s Shrimp Fest is $35; a two-day ticket is available for $65. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Children ages 8 and younger are free on Saturday. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head Island has many different waterfront dining spots you can enjoy while you are on your vacation. Here is a list of some waterfront restaurants we have to offer on Hilton head Island. Trust us the views are unforgettable!!!
Location: 1 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Hours: Monday Through Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sunday 10am to 9pm
Happy Hour: 4pm to 6pm
The Old Oyster Factory
Location: 101 Marshland Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Hours: Monday Through Sunday 4:45pm to 9pm
Happy Hour: 4:45pm to 6pm
Coast Oceanfront Dining
Location: 87 N Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Hours: Monday through Sunday 11:30am to 9pm
The Salty Dog Café
Location: 232 S Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Hours: Monday through Sunday 11am to 10pm
Fishcamp on Broad Creek
Location: 11 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Hours: Monday through Sunday 11am to 10pm
Skull Creek Boathouse
Location: 397 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Hours: Monday through Friday 11am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 10pm
Happy Hour: 4pm to 7pm
Skull Creek Dockside
Location: 2 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Hours: Monday through Friday 11am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 10pm
Happy Hour: 4pm to 7pm
Location: 160 Lighthouse Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Hours: Monday through Friday 11:30am to 9pm
ELA’S On the Water
Location: 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Hours: Sunday through Friday 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 10pm and Saturday 5pm to 10pm
The Tikki Hut
Location: 1 S Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Hours: Monday Through Friday 11:30am to 10pm
Coco’s on the Beach
Location: 663 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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!
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!
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!!”
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!
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:
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!
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.
Conviction Training Facility: Home of CrossFit Training! There are open gym time slots as well. Daily passes can be purchased!
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!
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.
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
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.