See Why It’s Called the Lowcountry

Whether it’s the world-famous golf and pristine white beaches of Hilton Head Island or the small-town Southern charm of Old Town Bluffton, the South Carolina Lowcountry is paradise on earth. Discover why millions make this their dream vacation destination every year.


Great Places to Eat:

Fishcamp on Broad Creek

Breathtaking views! Let the day’s worries float away on the tides. Local beer, local music and great food on a pet-friendly patio. 843.842.2267


Santa Fe Café

Enjoy this long-standing local’s favorite for authentic Mexican cuisine. Try the grouper! Margaritas always taste better with live music on the rooftop cantina. 843.785.3838


Skull Creek Dockside

A covered patio, an outdoor bar, steaks, seafood and incredible sunsets over Skull Creek. This family-friendly restaurant is a must-visit. 843.785.3625



Chef Brandon Carter has emerged as one of the area’s preeminent rock star chefs, and the ever-changing menu at this farm-to-table masterpiece is testament to his genius. 843.707.2041


May River Grill

One of Bluffton’s first restaurants is still one if its most exciting, with a menu offering up the best in local seafood, masterfully prepared by chef/owner Charlie Sternburgh. 843.757.5755


Great Places to Stay:

3 and 5 Heron Street

Need more room but want more intimacy for your group? These two houses are identical, state of the art, contemporary and share a courtyard.


The Beach House

This Holiday Inn Resort is home to The Tiki Hut: an islander favorite for great music, cold drinks, hot volleyball and plenty of action. 843.548.4995


The Omni

Sit poolside under palm trees, hit the beach, or paddle the lagoon system. Customize your luxury stay with Omni’s “build your own package” option. 843.842.8000


Old Town Bluffton Inn 

Recently opened, this 14-room boutique hotel enjoys a prime spot in the heart of Old Town Bluffton, with exquisitely appointed rooms and white-glove service. 843.707.4045


Montage Palmetto Bluff

When the rich and famous want a quiet Southern getaway, they come here to indulge in ultra-luxe opulence on the winding banks of the blissfully serene May River. 855.264.8705


Hilton Garden Inn

The address says Hilton Head, but that’s just their post office. Tucked away along Skull Creek is a peaceful getaway that’s just as close to the beaches of the island as the quaint charms of Bluffton. 843.837.8111


Great Places to Play:

The Beach

Hilton Head Island has some of the most amazing soft sand beaches in the world. Gentle tides, safe water and lots of warm, beautiful sunshine. 843.341.4600


Outside Hilton Head

The island’s premier source for all your adventures. Dolphin tours, paddleboard lessons, kayak tours and all sorts of excursions await. 843.686.6996


The Bike Doctor

Hilton Head is renowned for its bike paths. The Bike Doctor has rental shops on the North End and South End of the Island. 843.681.7531


May River Excursions

The lifeblood of Bluffton has always been the May River, and there’s no better way to see it than through May River Excursions’ boat tours and fishing trips. 843.304.2878


Bluffton Jack’s Old Town Tours

Join the eccentric Captain Jack on a walking tour of Old Town Bluffton’s many side streets on an all-ages interactive tour through the town’s history, from the “Burning of Bluffton” to today. 843.717.2175


Great Places to Shop:

Tanger Outlets

Two separate experiences await within the dual locations along Fording Island Road. If you’re in need of retail therapy, there’s no better place to go mall hopping.


Calhoun Street 

The beating heart of Old Town Bluffton bustles with everything from antique shops to art galleries, and boutique clothing stores to gift shops.​


Farmers Market Bluffton

One part open-air produce market, three parts community get-together, the Bluffton Farmers Market lines Calhoun Street with vendors every Thursday for a can’t-miss event.


Harbour Town

Shop, dine, admire the yachts and sit in the shade of the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse… or, if you’re feeling bold, climb to the top! 


Coligny Plaza

Hilton Head’s long-standing downtown. More than 60 shops and restaurants in one place and right on the beach. Everyone in your wolfpack wins.


Shelter Cove Towne Center

Newly renovated, modern, local, on the water and, if you plan it right, you can catch a local event in Shelter Cove Community Park.



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