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Hilton Head - Perfect Weekend Getaway!

By Jon Tan

Hilton Head is the best place for a getaway especially for families, young couples, older couples and retirees. There are many different things to do to accommodate all age groups. This delightful island, a stone's throw from the South Carolina coast, is known for its fine beaches, world-class golfing, and a setting so lovely that you will be instantly charmed. Hilton Head makes an ideal summer escape but before putting on your sunglasses and heading out for the day, you need to plan your route of travel and where you are going to stay.

How to get there?
If you are coming from the Washingston DC area, then a car ride is about 8-10 hours. This is a good idea if you dont want to rent a car or simply want to have your car with you. (This is especially good for golfers and families.)

Recommended Accommodations
As for a place to rest your head after a fun-filled day, its best to rent a condo/villa. Hilton Head is definitely a place where you want to spend a week, at most. I recommend the Sea Crest. The Sea Crest is located on the oceanfront and offers several ocean-side rooms. Its perfect for romance. Off-season (after Labor Day and before Memorial Day), you can expect to pay anywhere from $800-$1200 for one week in a condo/villa.

These come complete with bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and dining area. It's perfect for multiple families who vacation together and can split the cost. For any low-cost Hilton Head vacations stay, I would suggest the Holiday Inn Oceanfront, located right on splendid Coligny Beach.

The hotel features spacious rooms with colorful decor, modern amenities, and panoramic ocean views. The highlight is the free-form tropical outdoor pool and the popular beachfront Tiki Hut which serves up live entertainment and great cocktails. The Holiday Inn Oceanfront is offering a straightforward, no-frills deal special - $139/night for a midweek summer stay (weekend stays are priced at $149/night) as of this writing.

Discount Coupons
A group of over 90 Hilton Head businesses has organized "Celebration USA," a membership program that offers discounts at restaurants and other businesses in the Hilton Head area. It's free for visitors to join. Visit for details.

Love Golfing?
If you like to golf - Hilton Head is one of the best places to for golfing. There is a nice Robert Trent Jones course at a resort called Palmetto Dunes where you can expect to pay anywhere from $100-115 per player as of this writing. I played at Hilton Head National and could not have had a better time. The scenery was picturesque and the staff was delightful. (You will want to call ahead for prices and tee times.)

Are Hilton Head Vacations worth the trip? Without a doubt, in fact, it is one of most popular vacation spots for people of all ages. There is something for everyone. You can fill your days from morning until night with something new to do every day, or, you can do nothing all day and still have a blast.

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