Having always been drawn to the south in ways of the weather, style, people, and way of life, South Carolina felt like a dream. Hilton Head Island was the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city! I kept wanting to describe it as a “sleepy little town,” but I feel like that has a bad connotation to it, and I definitely don’t mean it in a bad way — I mean it in the best way possible. Everything just felt so relaxed!
We stayed in a gorgeous six-bedroom home right on the beach. To grab a bite for lunch or to do some afternoon shopping, we were able to ride our bikes everywhere we wanted to go. Instead of your over-crowded NYC bike lanes in the concrete jungle, Hilton Head had mellow paths surrounded by lush greenery, covered overhead with Spanish moss. Exploring the island by bike was easily one of my favorite parts of the trip! It was so unbelievably therapeutic… Hallie and I ended up biking 14 miles on Saturday without even realizing it.
Hallie and I arrived later in the afternoon on Thursday and hung out around the house on Thursday evening drinking wine al fresco and catching up with Grace and Elanah. Friday we were up bright and early for the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament — you can read more about that here. And then on Saturday, it was time to explore!
Post veggie burgers, buffalo shrimp, mojitos, and pimento cheese dip, we wandered over to their ice cream shop for a little bit of desert! Vacation calories don’t count, right?
After wandering around the marina and gobbling down our melting cones, we hopped back on our bikes to head to Coligny to do some shopping.
Did I mention how scenic the bike paths are? Homes oozing that Southern charm were everywhere we looked!
After doing some shopping and picking up a few gifts, Hallie introduced me to one of her college hangouts when her friends would come down for Memorial Day Weekend — The Frosty Frog. This place had an entire menu dedicated to frozen daiquiris in just about every flavor you can imagine. So good! But it was one and done for us.. They are quite strong!
We hopped back on our bikes a little bit more tipsy than when we arrived and made our way back to the house to get ready for dinner!
We ate dinner at Hudsons on the Docks on Saturday night and it was absolutely phenomenal. Caitlin came in on Saturday afternoon so we had a great big group dinner on the water. The food was so, so good and the sunset views were even better! We actually saw dolphins while we were eating… Doesn’t get better than that!
A few more photos from the trip…
Like I mentioned yesterday, this was my first trip to Hilton Head Island, but it definitely will not be my last! I’m already itching to go back. Any suggestions for my next trip? Would love to hear what you loved if you’ve visited the island! xo
A huge Thank You to Hilton Head Island for partnering on this post!
A photo diary from my trip to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina!