Friday, August 16, 2013

Tips for 36 Hours in Hilton Head – Plus Some Additions

We’ve been back from Hilton Head for a couple weeks, and I’m still talking about it! A good, long vacation is so amazing because you get a chance to truly let go. Incidentally, when we were on our trip, The New York Times published one of its 36 hours stories for Hilton Head. We hit a lot of places mentioned like Coligny Beach and Coligny Plaza (where we biked often), Frozen Moo for yummy ice cream, the Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum, and Daniel’s for nighttime outdoor music and drinks. 

Here’s a list of things I would add to that itinerary:

Frosty Frog Cafe (Frosty's) – AHMAZING frozen drinks and kid-friendly during the day

Old Fort Pub – delish, fancy meal with great views

Reilley’s – lobsters on Mondays for $12.95

Gregg Russell’s kids’ show under the big oak tree in Harbour Town

Live music in Coligny Plaza (so close to where we stayed in South Forest Beach)

Clockwise: Old Fort Pub, Reilley's, Frosty's

In addition, bike riding is a huge part of the culture of Hilton Head…there are trails and families on bikes everywhere. Tandems, babies on the back, trailers – we saw them all and tried all but the tandem bikes.

This trip was really active for us. Each morning, since our fam was usually the first ones up, I would scoop them up so we didn’t wake up the whole house and head out for some exercise to kill two birds with one stone. Usually, I’d push them in the stroller or bike with D on the back up to the beach and then run/bike in the sand (soooooo hard) on the way back.
D rode his bike two miles to lunch & back; my morning jogging buds
My friend Kim also organized outings a couple mornings a week for the girls to bike to a barre class and back (with a stop for coffee and some goodies).

Oh, what I’d do for a little surf and sand right now…

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