25 Jan 2018
Why You Need to Start Planning Your February Hilton Head Vacation
We know. We know. February? A beach vacation in February?
But hear us out – Hilton Head Island is more than just beaches. It’s more than just golf. So why not go in February, when you don’t have to fight your way through the hordes of people who come from all over the world for just those two facets of this vacation destination?
You’ll have a little bit more room to maneuver with the crowds thinned out, and you’ll get a chance to really experience the island – its culture, its people and its beauty.
Need further convincing? How about a few more reasons to visit Hilton Head Island in February.
Where to Play
The 22nd Annual Gullah Celebration
If you’ve never experienced the culture, the sounds and the flavors of the native Gullah population of Hilton Head Island, you haven’t experienced the island. The descendants of freed slaves, the Gullah created a culture and a language of their own, weaving together African and American traditions into something unique to this area.
Each year, the Gullah Celebration runs throughout the month of February, highlighting the art, music, foodways and stories of this fascinating culture. Events at all points of the island and on every day of the month will give you fascinating insights into a culture born right here on the southeastern coast.
For more information, visit gullahcelebration.com.
Where to Eat
A Fortnight for Foodies
With all due respect to Savannah’s impressive food scene, what they’re cooking up on Hilton Head Island is worth the trip alone. Sophisticated foodies flock here from all points of the globe, and the local restaurant scene has answered the call to give them something worth flocking for.
You’re here at a great time to find out how, with two events aimed squarely at your tastebuds. The first, Chamber Restaurant Week, runs Feb. 3-10 with more than 70 area restaurants offering special prix fixe menus and specials.
The second is the 11th Annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, running Feb. 19-25. Some of the area’s finest chefs, culinarians, mixologists, sommeliers and artisans will be on hand for an event featuring the island’s first James Beard dinner, featuring “Chopped” host Maneet Chauhan.
To learn more, visit hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com.
Where to Stay
A Great Deal on an Amazing Rental
If all of this has you itching to spend some time on Hilton Head Island, you’re in luck. Vacation Company has a new stellar Sea Pines property, 75 Baynard Cove.
This magnificently renovated vacation hideaway has incredible golf course views. Just think – you could spend your days lounging in the crystal waters of the heated pool, readying the barbecue for that get together you have planned for later on. And if your guests decide to stay, there’s plenty of space among the property’s four wonderfully renovated bedrooms.