The beach, of course. We suggest driving with
all your stuff to the cabana and parking lot just on the left
before exiting through the guarded gate. The kids like to ride
their bikes there.
Early morning bike rides on our beach. When
we're not playing tennis first thing, we take about an hour bike
ride on the beach, followed by a dip in the ocean.
Bike the golf course after 7:00 at night; it's
great fun to take a ride on the cart paths.
Canoe the 11 mile lagoon system with a bottle
of wine and see all the homes from the back. You'll probably also
see a fish jump a time or two.
Legendary Miniture Golf is fun in the evening.
The kids have played all day long for a $10.00 special.
Jet ski or parasail at the South Beach Marina
while the parents enjoy an outdoor drink or shop at the Salty Dog
Off-island, there are many Outlet
Centers with everything imaginable.
About a 20-minute ride.
Savannah is worth a day's trip. We found the
paid tour by bus helpful. Shopping along the Savannah river was
Beaufort is about 45 minutes by car. We
enjoyed the carriage ride and tour. Browsing the stores and art
shops is a featured pasttime in Beaufort.
Charleston is a great spot, but too far, in my
opinion, during a one-week vacation. It takes two hours to drive
if I-95 is clear each way. We found it a bit tiring. If you're
staying longer than a week, however, it is well worth the trip. Be
sure to stop at Angel Oak, an ancient huge live oak tree landmark.
Check out the Charleston Visitors' Bureau at http://www.charlestoncvb.com.
Shelter Cove fireworks, Tuesday night at dark.
Watch from the marina.
Shannon Tanner sings for the small kids and
has a large following. He's at Shelter Cove on Tuesdays. We went
on a dolphin watch with him when our kids were younger.
We particularly enjoyed the deck off the
living room, overlooking the pool and the lagoon. We ate our
breakfasts there and often enjoyed a drink in the early evening
before going out to dinner. JB99
Exploring the lagoon system by canoe was a
marvelous adventure! We went to the Piggly Wiggly and bought a
styrofoam cooler, deli sandwiches, and a bottle of wine. We packed
our fixin's into the canoe and stopped for lunch in a shady spot
in a lagoon several miles from home. During the trip we saw lots
of jumping fish, several large waterfowl, and any number of
different species of small birds. We couldn't believe how
perfectly quiet and still everything was, even with all those
beautiful houses along the lagoons being so close! JB99
We found lots of good places to eat in the
area, but our favorite dinner was at Alexander's, an upscale
restaurant within the Palmetto Dunes plantation. The steaks were
excellent. If you go there, try to get a table out on the porch
overlooking the lagoon; the ambiance is unbeatable! JB99
We were at Hilton Head in May, and the pool
temperature was 82 degrees the entire week. We swam at least twice
each day, and enjoyed the pool just as much as we did the great