By Laura Snyder
Hilton Head Island
South Carolina
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Since the 1950s, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina has become the standard in luxury beach vacation destinations on the U.S. East Coast. The wide, stretching beaches, ample shopping, and rich history make it a place for recreation and relaxation. Hilton Head Island is an ideal destination for anyone looking to spend time with loved ones.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next vacation to this beautiful resort town located on the southern-most tip of South Carolina. The city can be frequented via The Hilton Head Island Airport (HXD) or Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV). Book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com: To do so, please follow the link to make flight arrangements (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). And, when booking your hotel with EscapeWizard.com, please refer below to our top selections of hotels in the Hilton Head Island area for assistance with finding accommodations. The Crowne Plaza is our top selection for travelers on the island. Just follow this link to the hotel portion of our website (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book with EscapeWizard.com today.

Upon your arrival in Hilton Head Island, there is a long list of sites, activities and nightlife for visitors. The Civil War marked an enormous turning point in U.S. history. Hilton Head Island has many great opportunities to learn about the history of the war that divided our nation. EscapeWizard.com recommends the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town. Visitors can see where the Emancipation Proclamation was first read on the island; as well as the Stoney-Baynard Ruins. The town has a number of interesting Civil War sites including Fort Howell located in what is now Hilton Head Plantation and Mitchellville, the first community for the freed African slaves. These historic sites offer an opportunity to understand what role Hilton Head Island played in the War Between the States. The Shelter Cove Veterans Memorial is also another highlight honoring those who fought in the wars that shaped our nation.

But the sites do not end there; the town is filled with museums and galleries of all sorts and EscapeWizard.com encourages visitors to frequent these locations including Honey Horn Plantation, The Coastal Discovery Museum, the Harbour Town Lighthouse Legends Tour and many more.

Traveling out from Hilton Head, there are even more options. EscapeWizard.com recommends that all visitors make sure to plan some stops to these places: Charleston, SC, is one of the only cities where visitors can see a true plantation home; Savannah, GA, was saved from being burned and is home to the third largest St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the nation; Beaufort, SC, can only be described as quaint and has an amazing waterfront park for guests to enjoy.

Hilton Head Island is also an ideal location for nightlife. With hotspots ranging from Coligny Plaza for live music to the Signals Lounge for Swing and Shag dance lessons, it is a great area for recreation. Any summer Friday evening can be started off with a daiquiri from The Frosty Frog in Coligny Plaza and a short walk to Reilly’s Plaza, which is home to Hilton Head's largest dance party, our personal selection here at EscapeWizard.com of a must-do activity. Tuesday nights from Memorial Day to Labor Day, visitors to the island can take in a wonderful fireworks display over Broad Creek at Shelter Cove Marina; there are numerous festivals throughout the year with specialties such as oysters or shrimp, all locally caught. Here at EscapeWizard.com, we recommend the online version of Island Events to access a full range of options for dinner, bars or clubs. Please follow the link: www.islandevents.com.

Overall, EscapeWizard.com can promise you that Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is ideal for all kinds of visitors. Most sites are easily accessible by car with ample parking. The island has something for everyone to make your trip worth every penny. Just click the link above and book your next vacation with EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Hilton Head Island
By Kimberly Sanchez
Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head
1575 Fording Island Road, Hilton Head Island, SC
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Hilton Head Island, South Carolina maintains its reputation as a premier resort town offering everything from the fine arts, diverse wildlife, and gorgeous beaches. Named after Captain William Hilton, the island is a surprising cultural hub of rich history and coastal discoveries. Here you can enjoy countless Hilton Head activities from parasailing on the Atlantic Ocean to experiencing pure bliss at one of the island's luxurious spas. Hilton Head Island deserves a national spotlight for its unforgettable island adventures.

Conveniently located just before the bridge to Hilton Head Island, the Hilton Garden Inn is a choice location for your next island visit. The hotel is just 7 minutes from the Hilton Head Airport (HHH) and is surrounded by many shops, restaurants, and attractions. Upon checking into the Hilton Garden Inn enjoy convenient covered parking, explore the bright and inviting lobby, and allow the hotel's excellent staff to help you get settled in. The hotel offers spacious and comfortable One King or 2 Queen Guest rooms and suites that are accessible and highly accommodating. Each guest room is equipped with a 32' High-Definition LCD television, a large workspace with complimentary Wi-Fi, telephone, and an ergonomic chair to kick back. Each room also includes a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, MP3 compatible alarm clock, as well as an iron and ironing board. The bathroom features an elegant granite counter top, multi-function showerhead, and a hair dryer.

In addition to the excellent accommodations, the Hilton Garden Inn offers many fantastic amenities including a lovely outdoor pool, fitness room, business center, and meeting space. Also, make sure to also enjoy full service breakfast from the on-site restaurant and take advantage of wonderful evening room service. The clean and modern rooms, exceptional service, and proximity to the beach make the Hilton Garden Inn a convenient place to stay for you next vacation.

Hilton Head Island's twelve miles of beautiful beaches continues to be a national coastline treasure and its pleasant atmosphere is the essence of hospitality and enjoyment. Should you decide to lose yourself in Hilton Head, allow the Hilton Garden Inn to accommodate your vacation getaway. To make this your next destination, book cheap and easy through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Hilton Head Island
By Sandy O\\\'Neal
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head, SC
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Hilton Head Island South Carolina is a magnificent resort town just 95 miles north of Savanna, Georgia with 12 miles of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean. When Hilton Head is your vacation destination, the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island (formally called the Crowne Plaza Resort) should be your hotel choice. There is an array of things to see and do nearby. Check in is at 4:00 p.m. and checkout is at noon.  

With 340 guest rooms and suites spanning 5 floors, there are a lot of options for your room choice. All rooms are non-smoking. Room amenities may vary depending on your room selection.  Typical room amenities include TV with access to in-room movies, internet browser TV, access to video games, work desk with lamp, high speed internet access, and a coffee maker. A complimentary newspaper will be delivered to your room every morning. 

After spending the day enjoying the surf and sunshine, you might want to take a refreshing swim in either the indoor or outdoor pool. If you want to maintain your workout routine while away from, be sure to visit the 24-hour fitness center which is equipped with Cybex training equipment, free weights, and cardio equipment.

If you are looking for a location to host a conference of group meeting, the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island has 20,000 square feet of flexible event space that can accommodate you. If wedding bells are ringing, there’s no better place to say “I do” than the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. There are sales and meeting professionals right on-site to make sure your event is perfect down to the last detail. The event facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual equipment.

Dining is available right on site. You can enjoy fine dining and scrumptious steaks at Portz, or enjoy fresh seafood in a casual atmosphere at Brellas Café.  Brellas is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you are visiting the resort during the summer season, you can enjoy a bite to eat at Dockers, the poolside bar and grille. After a long day, why not spend some down time relaxing with friends and family while you enjoy a refreshing cocktail at Signals lounge. A Signals is located in the hotel lobby. 

When visiting the spectacular resort island of Hilton Head, there is no better place to stay that Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island and it comes highly recommended by EscapeWizard.com. Book your next stay today, just follow this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Hilton Head Island
By Sandy O\\\'Neal
Beach House Resort
1 South Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head, SC
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With a view that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, and a location on Hilton Head Island, there is no better place to stay than Beach House Resort (formally called the Holiday Inn) when you have set your sights on this vacation destination. You will enjoy luxurious accommodations, the quiet serenity of the ocean and 12 miles of sandy beaches.  

There are 202 magnificent rooms to choose from. Your choices include an Oceanfront View King, Oceanfront View with 2 Double Beds, Standard King and Standard with 2 Double Beds.  Amenities may vary depending on your room selection.  Typical room amenities include wireless high speed internet access, 32” plasma TV with access to in-room movies, work desk with lamp, coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator. All rooms are non-smoking. 

During your stay, you can enjoy leisurely days soaking up the sun on the beach, or enjoy the cool refreshing free-form pool. If you are looking for a location to host a special social event, the Beach House Resort is a perfect choice. If wedding bells are ringing, let the wedding specialists at the hotel help you create a memorable day that will be perfect in every way.  If you are imagining a barefoot wedding, this is the perfect place. The wedding specialists are available to help you create an unforgettable moment.

The 1,600 square foot Magnolia Ballroom is an ideal spot for that wedding reception, reunion, or group event you are hosting. It is located on the 2nd floor, and has a spectacular panoramic view of the ocean. The Sand Dollar Ballroom has more than 3,000 square feet of flexible event space. You can arrange the space for a small intimate reception, or use the entire space for a large gathering. The ballroom is equipped with complimentary high speed internet access.  

There are a number of places to dine without ever leaving the hotel. You can dine on the oceanfront at Grouper’s Restaurant.  And of course, if you are relaxing by the pool you can grab a bite to eat at pool-side Island Eatery. The Tiki Hut which sits right out on the sand is open seasonally. Gather with friends to enjoy your favorite cocktail. 

Pack your bags, the beach is calling and the Beach House Resort on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina is the place to be. Don’t just dream about it, do it. Book your stay through EscapeWizard.com by following this link  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).