Hilton Head Is One Of The Best Getaways From Atlanta

The hustle and bustle of the city is very exciting, but at the same time can become completely exhausting after a while. When all you need is a relaxing escape from everyday life, one of the best getaways from Atlanta is a visit to Hilton Head Island. Located just 4.5 hours away, Hilton Head Island serves up white sandy beaches, year-round sunshine, and endless opportunities to have fun, rejuvenate, and create cherished memories. To make your trip even easier, we have put together a list of the things you absolutely must do during your Hilton Head getaway, so the only thing you’ll have to worry about is what fun activity you’ll do next!

Tips for One of the Best Getaways From Atlanta

Embark on an Outdoor Adventure

There is so much to see and explore on Hilton Head Island, and there are plenty of opportunities for you and your family to have the adventure of a lifetime. Whether you choose to kayak down the rivers and waterways, blaze the waterside bike trails, or ascend over the island by parasail, you’ll never run out of things to do. There are also many more outdoor activities waiting to be discovered including jet-skiing, tubing, stand-up paddleboarding, and surfing!

Try Delicious Hilton Head Cuisine

Hilton Head is home to many award-winning chefs and restaurants! Our delectable cuisines are cooked to perfection with just the right amount of deep south tradition. Here are some of our personal favorites that we very highly recommend:

  • Skull Creek Boathouse is a waterfront restaurant that was voted one of the ‘Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants’ by Open Table. Their seafood selections are mouthwatering and the outdoor bar is known for its unique and refreshing drinks.
  • The Lodge, one of Hilton Head’s longest running bars, has been recognized and even visited by Food Network stars for its amazing food and craft beer. Even more, one of their chefs has been selected to represent southern cuisine at James Beard’s house in New York City! It’s a great place for laid-back fun, unforgettable food, and unique brews.
  • Ombra Cucina Rustica is an award-winning Italian restaurant that combines fresh local food with Mediterranean tradition. Their wine menu offers a wide array of eclectic Italian selections that are the perfect pairing with your meal.
  • Sunset Grille boasts some of the best fine dining on the entire island and an award-winning Bloody Mary. It is called "Sunset Grille,” for a reason, as it provides a spectacular view of the sunset every evening.

Visit a Nature Preserve or Historic Site

Hilton Head is rich in history and wildlife, and you can experience it all during your getaway! Visitors love the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge and can’t get enough of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve, especially when the famous Warner W. Plahs Wildflower Field is in full bloom. For the history buffs, Baynard Plantation Ruins and Fort Mitchel held prominent roles during the Civil War and have fascinating stories to tell. Of course, the Harbour Town Lighthouse and Museum is the very icon of Hilton Head Island and well worth a visit.

Take a Boat Tour

Experience Hilton Head from a completely new vantage point, the water! The island offers many boat tours that get you up close and personal with the waterways and marine life, and it’s the perfect opportunity to take amazing pictures that will make everyone at home jealous! Dolphin Discoveries Nature Tours guarantees dolphin sightings and also occasional encounters with sea turtles and manatees! Vagabond cruises are perfect for your romantic getaway as they provide the ultimate in luxury and onboard activities. For a memorable family outing, the Pirates of Hilton Head sweep you away on a swashbuckling treasure hunt aboard a real pirate ship!

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