BP Myth Busters: The Only Thing to do in Hilton Head is go to the beach…?

Hmm… as great as the beaches are, we beg to differ that they are the ONLY activity to enjoy here– there’s tons to do on Hilton Head Island! We’re busting this myth with 5 examples of other great activities on the island– other than the sand and sun!

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    The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is one of Hilton Head’s greatest treasures. From a myriad of wildlife, beautiful serene paths and bridges, and Spanish moss hanging all around, this is an oasis away from the beach, with hours of exploring for you to do. From the swamps, to the lakes, to the tree covered walkways, you truly feel as though you are in a different and very special untouched world. Another great piece to the forest preserve is the picnic benches overlooking the lake, for a picnic after a little exploring. The Sea Pines Forest Preserve is an absolute must on Hilton Head, and is so easily accessible from all of our properties— especially those that are in Sea Pines Plantation.
  2. Coastal Discovery Museum
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    Whether you’re into snakes, butterflies, turtles, or shells, the Coastal Discovery Museum in Honey Horn Plantation is the place for you. Between their educational tours and classes that run every day, to their fun interactive museum, there’s tons to do here. There is a butterfly enclosure, live snakes, a beautiful gazebo and dock that walk out over the marshes for a beautiful view, and amazing employees who are more than willing to give you some information about whatever you’d like! This is a great spot for adults and children alike, and a wonderful place to get out of the sun for a couple of hours.
  3. Old Town Bluffton
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    From Old Town charm, amazing restaurants, a bustling farmer’s market, and tons of shops and history, this is a great place to spend an afternoon strolling the oak draped streets in Bluffton. There has been a recent boom of business in Old Town Bluffton that has made it a great new hub for tourism just minutes off of Hilton Head Island. From cute boutique stores, an amazing and expansive farmer’s market on Thursday’s, and wonderful restaurants just oozing with southern charm, this is not a place to miss!
  4. Shelter Cove Marina & Shelter Cove Towne Center
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    With a myriad of shops, restaurants, entertainment, and much more, Shelter Cove has always been a famous Hilton Head Island stop. Recently, the Shelter Cove Towne Center opened up across 278 featuring even more shops, a great park, a wonderful view of the marsh and ocean, and restaurants, activities, etc. Both of these are great places to spend some time with your family, get out of the sun, and maybe even have a little shopping spree!
  5. Pinckney Island

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Maybe on your drive to or from Old Town Bluffton, you can make a stop at the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, nested right in between the two bridges that take you off of Hilton Head Island. This is nature at it’s finest, and more pure. From bird watching to just sitting down and taking in the sounds of nature uninterrupted, we recommend this spot for anyone just needing a little quiet getaway.

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That’s it for this myth, but we will be back with even more myth busting and tips! Follow this blog, or head to our website for more information on a vacation on Hilton Head Island with Beach Properties!

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Hilton Head Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance 2016

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November will be here before you know it, so now is the time for you to book your fall vacation with Beach Properties of Hilton Head  and enjoy the week long car festival “The Concours d’Elegance” here on Hilton Head Island and Savannah, GA. Beach Properties of Hilton Head has so many great deals and offers going on this fall that it’s no wonder why so many people stay with us when they come to enjoy the festival.

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The festival starts in Savannah on October 28th where attendees enjoy fast classic cars that race around the race track. There is also a large assortment of high end luxury, fast sport, and old classic cars for display. Bring your young ones, car enthusiast friends, or your special someone and enjoy music, food & beverage, car shows, and more! The Savannah portion of the festival ends October 30th.

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In case you didn’t know, Savannah is only a 15-20 minute drive away, so you will be able to stay on Hilton Head for both the Savannah AND the Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance.

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Then make your way back over to Hilton Head Island for the remainder of the festival, November 5&6th.  The Hilton Head portion of The Concours d’Elegance has even more to enjoy!

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The Hilton Head portion will be held at Port Royal Golf Club and will feature cool and classic cars in a car show as well as on display, an aerial expo of several different planes, a showcase of various luxury and famous boats from television shows and movies, historic cars driven by celebrities and former leaders, and so much more. Food & beverage, arts & crafts vendors, and live music will also be present for attendees to enjoy.

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For more information on the Concours d’Elegance click here.

To see what offers Beach Properties of Hilton Head is offering for your trip to the Concours d’Elegance click here.

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A Great Day Trip Near Hilton Head Island

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Only an hour or so away from Hilton Head Island is a beautiful Wildlife Refuge called “Botany Bay Plantation“. The tour of the refuge is FREE and is guaranteed to open your eyes and fascinate you with huge, lush trees, wide open marshes filled with exotic wildlifewinding trails, natural beaches, and historic landmarks.

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Take the tour at your own pace, spend as much time at the beach as you’d like and re-enter for free if you need to take a break. The Botany Bay Plantation is supported and protected by the DNR and there are plenty of ways to donate to the refuge on site.

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It is located at 1066 Botany Bay Road, Edisto Island, SC, 29438. If you want more info click here or call (843)869-2713.

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In case you didn’t know, Beach Properties of Hilton Head has some great offers and deals going on right now for fall/winter & holiday extended stays right now. Click here to learn about why Hilton Head Island is such a great place to stay in the cooler months of the year and how you could save vacationing with us this holiday season!

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FREE Genealogy Appointment….Trace Your Heritage!

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October 5th, October 19th, October 26th, November 2nd, and November 9th, take a day trip from your vacation on Hilton Head Island and head over to Beaufort, SC (20 min drive) and take a class or two on how to effectively find your family history. Learn how to navigate various sites and learn where you came from and who your ancestors were.  Book your vacation with Beach Properties of Hilton Head today and take advantage of our current specialsEnjoy a vacation at the beach during the fall & winter with your family. Click the graphic above to learn more!

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Hounds On The Harbour 2016

Bring your pooch to this event. Harbour Town in Sea Pines is hosting the 2016 Hounds On The Harbour Event on October 1st. This is the ultimate socialization event for man’s best friend. Pamper your dog with a pup cake walk, an agility contest, a dog/owner look alike contest and more! Come out and meet face to face with the various veterinarians, grooming services, boarding services, and trainers that the Hilton Head area has to offer you. The Hilton Head Humane Association will also be present with dogs available for adoption. The event will be held from 10am-1pm. Call the Sea Pines Resort recreation department for more info: 843-842-1979.

This is just one of many different festivals that Hilton Head has to offer in the fall and winter months. Come stay with us and enjoy a variety of different celebrations this year. Beach Properties of Hilton Head has some great offers going on right now for the fall/winter and holiday seasons. Click here to learn why Hilton Head is one of the best spots to vacation in the fall & winter.

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Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival 2016

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The Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival this year will be from October 15-23rd. This is one of the best festivals to attend in the Bluffton/Hilton Head Island area. With awesome food & beverage, games and fun, and live music, it’s no wonder why so many people come year after year.

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The festival will held in downtown historic Bluffton. All seafood sold is harvested locally fresh. Attendees will fall in love with the Lowcountry art & culture that surrounds them as well as the southern charm from the locals. For more information on the festival click here.

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This is just one of many different festivals that Hilton Head/Bluffton has to offer in the fall and winter months. Come stay with us and enjoy a variety of different celebrations this year. Beach Properties of Hilton Head has some great offers going on right now for the fall/winter and holiday seasons. Click here to learn why Hilton Head is one of the best spots to vacation in the fall & winter.

Perfect Road Trip and Beach Playlist for your Hilton Head Island Vacation!

Sometimes a song can transport you to a certain place or time! We are hoping that these tunes can take you to your own paradise vacation on Hilton Head Island, either literally or figuratively! 

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If any of these songs had you dreaming of sitting on the beach and relaxing, playing at the pool, or journeying your way down to Hilton Head, check out our amazing properties and start booking your vacation today!

Celebrate Jaguar at Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival!

 

images2 This year’s Motoring Festival will honor the contribution Jaguar has made to the automotive industry. With nearly 80 years since the SS Jaguar name first appeared, there is far reaching appeal and history to celebrate. Outstanding examples from private collections and award-winning Concours Champions will help tell the complete history of the Jaguar brand. From the popular E-Type to a class of saloons to cars that have been owned by notable names – part of this year’s Life of the Famous & Infamous exhibit – and dating as far back as 1929, attendees will get see a complete spectrum of the Jaguar story. images

“With a display of Jaguar racecars planned for this year’s Savannah Speed Classic and three classes of Jaguars to be displayed at this year’s Concours d’Elegance as well as Club participation at the Car Club Jamboree, we will have a truly unique and full-scale representation offering enthusiasts, owners and collectors an opportunity to immerse themselves in the heritage of the iconic British brand,” said Carolyn Vanagel, the Festival’s President. The Motoring Festival and its signature events is one of only very few national automotive gatherings to combine racing, collecting, enthusiast and lifestyle activities within one action-packed week.  The festival will be held October 24 – November 2.

In addition to the celebration of Jaguar, the Motoring Festival will also be celebrating 100 years of Maserati and 50 years of American Muscle with the Ford Mustang and Pontiac GTO. The Concours d’Elegance, Sunday, November 2, will feature special classes on the Port Royal Golf Course, to honor these 3 significant milestones.

Tickets for the 2014 Motoring Festival are available for sale online  at http://www.hhimotoringfestival.com/ticket.

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Book your stay during Concours d’Elegance with Beach Properties of Hilton Head!

FREE NIGHTS PROMO DURING CONCOURS!

Concours de Elegance LogoHilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance is a unique, multi-day motoring experience that will celebrate it’s thirteenth year this fall.  The event kicks off at the Savannah Speed Classic on October 24 and the festivities will continue on Hilton Head Island through November 2. 

Beach Properties of Hilton Head has been providing guests with the finest in luxury vacation homes and condos since 1995.  We can provide the perfect setting for your Concours experience in one of our oceanfront or ocean-oriented homes or villas.  Call one of our vacation planners and ask for the Concours Promo of Pay for 4 Nights and get 3 additional nights free or Pay for 3 and get one additional night free.  Click here to look at the accommodations that are available.

Make your plans today to enjoy this truly unique “Lowcountry” motoring experience that entertains and educates the community while supporting youth programs. Car Show 2

 

Savannah Day Trip on Thursdays!

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Enjoy a worry free day in Savannah and leave the driving to a professional!

Buses depart Hilton Head Island every Thursday at 4:30.  $45 per person. Soft beverage will be provided, but you are welcome to bring adult beverages on the bus.

 

Start Planning your Hilton Head Island Vacation Today!