Only four hours to explore one of Lowcountry's most charming cities.
A trip outside of 285 traffic to the beautiful, serene views of Hilton Head, is just a bit over a four-hour drive. There are many spring break destinations, but this one is easily drivable and one of the closest beaches to Atlanta. While Hilton Head is known for its great beaches, there are also so many things to see and do in this quaint town, in addition to beach life. So pack up, hit the road, and enjoy some R&R.
Location, location, location. With so many wonderful hotels, The Beach House by Holiday Inn is our top pick for location and price. It is directly on the beach and walkable to many restaurants. Parking is easy and the rooms are modern and sophisticated. Click here to book on their website.
The hotel offers live music most nights with a tiki bar located outside.
When you think of Lowcountry, think of live oaks! One of the best ways to see these alluring oaks is by horseback. Lawton Stables leads you on a picturesque tour through Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Wind through trees, wildlife and charming views of one of Hilton Heads private islands that's open to the public. They also offer pony rides and an animal farm for the little ones. For more information and to book your trail ride click here.
After a horseback ride, check out one of the famous landmarks of Hilton Head, the Harbour Town Light House. Less than two miles away and located in Sea Pines as well.
Take a selfie in front of the lighthouse, and visit the museum to learn more about the lighthouse and the area. Click here for more information. (Please note, upon entering the private island of Sea Pines, there is an $8 entry fee. Both the lighthouse and Lawton Stables are in Sea Pines.)
It's easy to work up an appetite, and Java Burrito Company serves up some of the tastiest dishes around. Delicious burritos, a coffee bar, champagne, and an allergen menu that makes dining easy and tasty. For more information and their menu visit here.
Another of our top restaurant picks is Hudson's. All this and for under $25, you can't go wrong!
A vacation isn't a vacation, without a little relation. Voted BEST MASSAGE 2017 & 2018, The Art of Massage and Yoga Therapy, offers a health and wellness oasis dedicated to nurturing and empowering you. Their therapists and teachers offer customized massages, private or group yoga, organic skincare, restorative body treatments, Thai yoga, beach yoga, and standup paddleboard yoga. You can't go wrong with a tagline of, "Come stressed, leave serene!"
Don't forget to check out their Herb Room Organic Apothecary for natural products for adults and kiddos. Five percent of their sales of the products go towards Freedom SAV, a non-profit that raises awareness about the plight of human trafficking in Savannah and the Low Country. To book an appointment or shop their store, visit https://www.artofmassagehiltonhead.com/ .
Hilton Head, as we know, is known for some spectacular beaches. So, grab a cocktail and watch the sunset at the beach, for the perfect way to end the night in Hilton Head.
Renee Rayles is a travel writer. For more information on her, or to follow her travels, visit Instagram.com/reneerayles