Thanksgiving In Hilton Head Island

hilton head beachHow would you like to be fishing, golfing, taking in a spa treatment before filling up on the big Thanksgiving feast or strolling down the beach? A Thanksgiving getaway to Hilton Head sure beats the usual family tradition (once in a while). The island is located about 30 miles from Savannah and about 100 miles south of Charleston, with first class resorts and spas, world-class dining, and miles of sandy beaches to walk and maybe get a late fall tan. Fishing and golf in Hilton Head are major draws, and a multitude of championship courses including the world renowned Harbour Town golf links will easily tempt you away from watching holiday football.

There are almost as many things to do in Hilton Head in November as  in the summer. The weather is often very warm. Bring your shorts! Many of the boat tours don't runin November, but dolphin can be still seen off-shore.

Many hotels and restaurants  offer Thanksgiving buffets. The large hotels such as the Hilton and the Westin have very good buffets, which offer traditional Thanksgiving fare, and seafood.

Enjoy a day trip to Savannah. Take the kids on the evening ghost tour. It is fun for all, and then yes, have dinner at the Lady and Sons, but be prepared to wait in a long line, especially Thanksgiving Weekend.

Where to stay? There are tons of houses for rent, hotels, etc. Check with services such as "Island Getaway" or "Resorts International" to look for houses or villas torent. Many will have heated pools, so swimming will be an option too. Check into properties called "Lands End". These homes are located at the Southern most end of the island. They are with in walking distance of tennis courts, pool, and the South Beach marina - where there are restaurants and shops. Try to get a house on the sound side, so that you can walk out in the morning as see dolphins.

Hilton Head Island has a timeless feel; it didn't even have electricity until 1951, and its second golf club wasn't opened until 1967. Now, with more than 30 golf courses and countless tennis courts, it's a vacation destination for the sports nut.

All in all, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit and explore. A stressless time getting here will assure you the best vacation for the entire family to enjoy. So get prepared, then relax and get into the vacation mode.

But whether you gather in New York, South Carolina, or wherever in America, Thanksgiving promises a feast prominently featuring turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and plenty to drink and share in good holiday cheer and thank one another for being family and that's what life is truly all about.


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