Greatest Destinations 2020 - The Lowcountry



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(The Sea Pines Resort)

The Lowdown on the Lowcountry: World-renowned resorts and small-town charm define the Lowcountry. From Bluffton’s quaint Old Town to Hilton Head Island’s rarefied beaches and respites, these are the best destinations the Lowcountry has to offer.

 

(The Cottage)

THE COTTAGE Located in a historic home dating back to the late 1800s, The Cottage is a lovely café, bakery and tearoom in Old Town Bluffton. The Cottage serves breakfast and lunch, a Lowcountry-themed dinner Thursday through Saturday and brunch on Sundays. Enjoy dishes made with locally caught shrimp, stone-ground grits, and Dafuskie-style crab. 843-757-0508 | 38 Calhoun St, Bluffton | thecottagebluffton.com

 

(Cahill's Market)

CAHILL’S MARKET This family-owned restaurant, home-style country store, and working farm offers Southern classics like blackened catfish and shrimp creole. For a true taste of Southern cooking, try their famous fried chicken and make sure you leave room for their signature peach cobbler. 843-757-2921 | 1055 May River Rd, Bluffton | cahillsmarket.com

 

(May River Grill)

MAY RIVER GRILL With a classic American menu and focus on locally caught seafood, the May River Grill captures a true taste of Lowcountry cooking. Try their jumbo shrimp stuffed with Dafuskie crab and drizzled with a lemon glaze to get a taste of Southern hospitality. 843-757-5755 | 1263 May River Rd UNIT D, Bluffton | mayrivergrill.com

 

(Montage Palmetto Bluff)

MONTAGE PALMETTO BLUFF Located on 20,000 private acres along the May River, this world-class resort offers guests access to endless adventure in the wilds of Palmetto Bluff. Private cottages, comfortable guest rooms and unique village homes offer gracious spaces for a secluded getaway. 866-276-0779 | 477 Mt Pelia Rd, Bluffton | montagehotels.com/palmettobluff 

 

(Old Town Bluffton Inn)

OLD TOWN BLUFFTON INN Located in the middle of Old Town Bluffton, The Inn is a newly opened luxury boutique with 14 well-appointed guestrooms and hospitable public spaces that sets a new standard for Southern hospitality. 843-707-4045 | 1321 May River Rd, Bluffton | blufftoninnsc.com

 

(The Sea Pines Resort)

THE SEA PINES RESORT Blending European luxury with classic Southern hospitality, The Sea Pines Resort offers adventure and relaxation with world-class hospitality on 5,000 oceanside acres. Tee off on its famous golf courses or enjoy a meal in one of its many dining options. 843-785-3333 | 32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island | seapines.com

 

(Daufuskie Island. D. Paul Graham)

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND Daufuskie is miles away from ordinary, as the locals like to say. This getaway within a getaway feels a world away — indeed, it’s only accessible by boat. Visit its pristine beaches and leave your cares on the far shore. The Daufuskie Difference offers ferry rides and tours — means to plan your escape. 843-342-8687 | 18 Simmons Rd, Hilton Head Island | daufuskiedifference.com

 

(Hilton Head Bike Trails)

HILTON HEAD BIKE TRAILS At only 12 miles long and five miles wide, Hilton Head boasts a dense network of bike paths. The whole island is accessible by bike, so leave the car at home and discover the island’s secret beaches and forgotten parks and monuments on two wheels. 843-785-3673 | hiltonheadisland.org/see-do/biking/biking-maps, outsidehiltonhead.com

 

(Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge)

PINCKNEY ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Twelve hundred acres of pristine wilderness await you at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Explore protected habitats and catch a glimpse of Lowcountry wildlife. hiltonhead.com/visit-the-pinckney-island-national-wildlife-refuge

 

(Harbour Town)

HARBOUR TOWN Famous for its iconic lighthouse, this landmark offers some of the best shopping on the island. With shops offering apparel, gifts and jewelry, Harbour Town is perfect for an afternoon with shaded rocking chairs when you’ve shopped till you drop. 843-785-3333 | 32 Greenwood Dr. Hilton Head Island | seapines.com/recreation/harbour-town

 

(Birdie James)

BIRDIE JAMES When you love your look, you feel good. When you feel good, you feel confident, comfortable, and positive. Then, you’re unstoppable. That’s the prevailing philosophy at Birdie James, and they render that ethos reality through their stylish selections, hand-picked styles and personalized service. Cultivate your best life at 843-842-2622 | 28 Shelter Cove Ln #111 | thebirdiejames.com.

 

(Main Street Village)

MAIN STREET VILLAGE Featuring locally owned and operated shops, Main Street Village offers an old-fashioned shopping experience and relaxed atmosphere with two of Hilton Head’s most beloved restaurants, Frankie Bones and Wise Guys. 1500 Main St, Hilton Head Island | mainstreetvillagehhi.com

 

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