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Experience Darius Rucker’s Hilton Head Island

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With miles of sandy beaches, world-class golf courses and renowned restaurants, Hilton Head Island is one of South Carolina’s most luxurious beach destinations. Enjoy panoramic views of the marina and surrounding Lowcountry from the top of the iconic Harbour Town Lighthouse or take a short drive to nearby Bluffton, a small town on the banks of the May River with historic churches, artisan shops and some must-try local restaurants.

The Inn & Club at Harbour Town provides the perfect setting for a relaxing getaway.

Stay

This 12-mile island offers a variety of accommodations—luxury resorts, beachfront homes and even golf course condos—inconspicuously tucked away among the island’s idyllic coastal landscape.

Rated Hilton Head Island’s No. 1 Luxury Hotel, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town provides guests with luxurious amenities and complimentary services. Just one of the many perks is preferred tee times and reduced golf rates at Harbour Town Golf Links and Heron Point, two courses designed by legendary course architect Pete Dye.

There are several RV resorts on the Island, including Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort and Marina. This luxury RV resort has an impressive list of amenities, including two swimming pools, saunas, tennis court, fishing pier and, of course, the marina. No matter what type of accommodations you choose, your vacation on Hilton Head Island is sure to be delightfully relaxing and memorable.

A day at the beach is just one of the ways South Carolina native Darius Rucker likes to unwind when he’s home from the road. Whether you want to head out on a fishing charter, embark on a paddleboarding adventure or relax on a dolphin cruise, Hilton Head Island has plenty of ways to play in the sand and surf.

Put your game to the ultimate test at Harbour Town Golf Links at The Sea Pines Resort.

Play

Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area is also home to more than 25 diverse golf courses. Considered the crowning achievement of famed designer Pete Dye and design consultant Jack Nicklaus, Harbour Town Golf Links at Sea Pines Resort is a favorite among PGA TOUR players and is one of Darius Ricker’s personal favorites.

Nearby golf courses aside, Hilton Head Island has 80 miles of biking and jogging pathways, much of which is shaded by the twisting limbs of magnificent live oak trees. Meander through the lush acres of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on a guided trail ride with Lawton Stables. The one-hour ride is one of the best ways to explore the natural beauty of the Lowcountry.

Looking for a little adventure? Take an exhilarating two-hour eco-adventure zipline tour of the island. Soar over treetops and enjoy stunning views of the water as guides help you along eight interconnected ziplines.

Shrimp and grits is one of South Carolina’s most iconic dishes.

Dine

Indulge in Lowcountry favorites like oysters or shrimp and grits, enjoy a beachside brunch and dine on fresh, local seafood during your stay on Hilton Head Island. No matter your culinary preference, you’ll be sure to find something to satisfy every palate among Hilton Head Island’s 250 restaurants, bakeries, farmers’ markets and gourmet shops.

If you only enjoy one brunch during your stay, make it the Beachside Brunch and Bubbles at Coast. Located at Sea Pines Beach Club, Coast offers diners stunning oceanfront views while they enjoy everything from a Tropical Smoothie Bar to chicken and waffles.

If you’re looking for a true taste of the Lowcountry, head to FARM in nearby Bluffton. Executive chef and partner Brandon Carter sources his seasonally inspired menu from small local farmers, fishermen and artisans. His commitment to community and passion for food earned him a place among South Carolina’s 2019 Chef Ambassadors.

From relaxing days spent out on the water to brunch with an ocean view, Hilton Head Island is the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. Find out more about Darius Rucker’s favorite ways to relax in the Palmetto State in For the First Time, part of the official 2020 South Carolina Vacation Guide.

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