Category: Culture

Cultural Heritage

In addition to Hilton Head Island’s real natural beauty, world-class golf, award winning restaurants, quality shopping, elegant homes, and friendly locals, there are a variety of annual events to suit any interest.The south is known for its’ celebrations of heritage, culture, food, water, food and basically anything and everything under the sun! There is no better way to experience the local flavors- tastes,sights, and sounds of these historic and charming coastal destinations then joining in the popular annual events that feature the best in coastal food, music, art and more. Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Savannah are home to some of the finest festivals in the country.

About Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is the second largest barrier island along the Southeast Atlantic Coast, with 12 miles of sandy beachfront. The year round population is about 50,000 but can swell to almost 300,000 during the height of summer vacation season. As you arrive on Hilton Head you will notice that there is an architectural aesthetic that blends into the natural surroundings.

Loggerhead Turtle Season

Loggerhead turtles nest extensively along Hilton Head Island’s 12 miles of beautiful beaches.  These endangered turtles can weigh up to 400 lb and can live to more than 100 years old. While visiting the island make sure you stop into the Coastal Discovery Museum. The Museum hosts seasonal Evening Turtle Talks and Beach Discovery Tours where you can learn more about the Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Protection Project’s “Adopt-A-Nest”  program.