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The Coastal Discovery Museum is the place to visit to discover the many wonders of the Lowcountry. Learn about the region’s cultural heritage and its complex natural history. Enjoy Museum exhibits and programs on the historic Honey Horn campus or Island-wide.

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Activities & Accommodations Recreational Pathways Guide Get Wild Fishing By Season: Winter By Capt. Rick Percy, Reel Chance Fishing Charters

About Our Cover Rent bikes this season and explore the wild side of Hilton Head Island with a visit to the Audubon Newhall Preserve. Photography by Joyce Harkins, Hilton Head Island Photography.

Single copies of The Official Guide To Hilton Head Island may be obtained by mailing a check for $5.00 for postage and handling to Island Communications, P.O. Box 5511, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29938. e-mail: icom@hiltonhead.com. Every effort is made to provide dependable data, however, the publisher does not warrant that the data herein is complete or accurate. Any rates, special offers, etc. are subject to change by the individual advertisers and are not guaranteed by Island Communications. ©Copyright 2011. Island Communications. All rights reserved.

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18 Water Sports Chart 20 Tide Chart 21 The Lowcountry Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration 23 Activities Map 26 Island Beaches 27 Dining & Entertainment 30 Sonya’s Sweet Potato Cornbread Courtesy of Chef Sonya Brown, The Sea Shack

32 Dining Chart 34 10th Annual Hilton Head Island Oyster Festival 35 Dining By Boat 36 Island Nightlife 37 Lounge Chart 38 Dining Map 39 Shopping & Services 40 Holiday Fashion & Gift Guide 46 Where To Shop 47 Shopping Map


OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD Since its humble beginnings in 1979 as a windsurfing school, Outside Hilton Head has become the Lowcountry's premier outdoor outfitter.

Artisans Tours, Beachcombing Trips, seasonal Fireworks Cruises and custom-designed Ultimate Day and Private Boat Charters.

Offering personalized adventures for all ages — from kayak, fishing, nature and dolphin tours to kids camps, history excursions, family outings and stand-up paddle boarding — now is the time to “Get Out on the Water!”

Expert fishing guides offer a wide variety of fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Choose from in-shore, nearshore, kayak or off-shore options, which provide different fishing experiences depending on the season and your group’s interests.

To outfit your next adventure, the flagship store in the Plaza at Shelter Cove and the new location in Palmetto Bluff feature the latest fashions for men, women and children, as well as sunglasses, sandals, boots, shoes, hammocks and other outdoor gear.

KAYAK TOURS/FISHING/RENTALS Hilton Head’s oldest and most comprehensive kayak company, Outside Hilton Head offers daily kayak tours on Broad Creek and in the Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, in addition to full-day and half-day programs throughout Beaufort County. Experience the ultimate in sport fishing using kayaks specially outfitted with rod holders, anchors, bait and more to get you to the best inshore sites. Or, design your own adventure by renting a single, double or fishing kayak.

DOLPHIN/NATURE/HISTORY TOURS US Coast Guard-licensed captains and interpretive naturalist guides offer high-quality, unique and personalized boating excursions you and your family will remember for years. The fleet of Cobia deck boats and customdesigned Carolina Skiffs provide stable, comfortable and up-close and personal experiences for the popular Dolphin Eco Tours, Daufuskie Island History & 6

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STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING Easy to learn, a fantastic workout and lots of fun, the sport of Hawaiian kings and hip celebrities has come to Hilton Head Island. Your source for everything stand-up paddle boarding, Outside Hilton Head has introductory clinics, private instruction, rentals, parties and more.

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND HISTORY & ARTISANS TOUR Tour the “undeveloped” side of this historic sea island and visit many fascinating places that may include the White School, First Union African Baptist Church (built in 1882), the Praise House and more, plus the studios of several artists. This small-group tour departs daily from Shelter Cove Marina.

OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD

(843) 686-6996 outsidehiltonhead.com The Plaza at Shelter Cove, N-23 on map. Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge, A-21 on map. Shelter Cove Marina, N-23 on map. Palmetto Bluff on the May River, Mainland on map. See ad page 3.


BIKE RENTALS Mens • Tall Mens • Unisex Ladies • Kids • Mountain Bikes • Real BMX Bikes Hybrid Bikes • Adult Tricycles • Allycats Tandems • Burley Carts • Cargo Trailers

$6 OFF 2 OR MORE BIKE RENTALS AT WEEKLY RATE.

FREE Locks, Baskets & child seats

FREE Delivery & Pick-up COMPLETE CYCLE SHOP

THE FINEST EQUIPMENT ON THE ISLAND! AUTHORIZED www.pedalsbicycles.com SCHWINN

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PEDALS

(843) 842-5522 / pedalsbicycles.com Pedals Bicycles has been Hilton Head Island's premier bike rental service for over 8 years now. We rent beach cruisers for adults and children in many different sizes, child seats and kiddie karts, ally cats, jogging strollers, mountain and hybrid bikes, adult tricycles, and more to make your vacation complete. Offering top-quality items, friendly service, and selection. We don't do one size fits all, and we are happy to help you find exactly what you need. Free delivery, child carriers, locks and baskets. 71 Pope Ave., P-14 on map. GPS location: 71 Pope Ave. Come aboard the GYPSY for a relaxing, narrated tour on Calibogue Sound. We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. Adults $15, Children $7 (2 and under free)

Join us for an exciting Fishing Excursion aboard . . .THE DRIFTER 5 Hr.Trip, $66 Adults • 4 Hr.Trip, $61 Adults $10 discount for children 12 & under. Rods, Reels, Bait Furnished

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ALL CRUISES LEAVE OUT OF SOUTH BEACH MARINA,THE CLOSEST MARINA TO THE OCEAN! 232 SOUTH SEA PINES DRIVE • WWW.HILTONHEADBOATTOURS.COM

DRIFTER

(843) 363-2900 / hiltonheadboattours.com Your family fun boat for offshore fishing. Spend your time deep-sea fishing when you leave from the closest marina to the ocean. Rods, reels and bait furnished. Call for reservations.

GYPSY

(843) 363-2900 / hiltonheadboattours.com We guarantee that dolphins will be seen on this trip. An environmental cruise featuring birds, marshes, dolphins and more. Cruise leaves from South Beach Marina, the closest marina to the ocean. Call for schedule and more information. South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, N-3 on map. GPS location: 232 South Sea Pines Drive. Nov. ‘11-Feb. ‘12 The Official Guide

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Established in 1985, the Coastal Discovery Museum offers hands-on exploration of the Lowcountry‘s diverse cultural heritage and complex natural history with an array of programs, presentations, exhibits and tours for all ages. The last significant parcel of open space on Hilton Head Island, the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn opened to the public in 2007. Comprising 68-acres of salt marsh and maritime forests, centuriesold live oaks, open fields and a dozen historic structures, Honey Horn is located at the intersection of Highway 278 and the Cross Island Expressway. Over its 300-year history, Honey Horn has been home to Indian tribes, indigo and Sea Island cotton plantations, Gullah families who hunted and farmed the land, a hunt club established by northern businessmen and, starting in 1950, Fred Hack’s private residence and farm. In the late 1990s, the Town of Hilton Head Island purchased the site and leased it to the Coastal Discovery Museum for 95 years. Construction of the 6,000-squarefoot hunting lodge began in 1859 and, today, is known as the Discovery House, complete with permanent and temporary exhibits, a Kids Zone and gift shop. Self-guided tours of the property via salt marsh boardwalks and an oyster shell trail include the new Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Enclosure, a Lowcountry Heritage Garden and a Camellia Garden. 8

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Guided History/Nature Walks & Talks, live animal programs and seasonal kids camps are offered on a regular basis. Off-site tours and programs include the Gullah Heritage Trail Tour, Forts of Port Royal, Beach Discovery, Turtle Talks & Walks and much more. This historic property is also available to rent for romantic wedding receptions, corporate events and is home to some of the Island’s largest annual festivals.

WINTER EVENTS EXPOSITION D’ART September 23-November 22 THE PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND September 24-December 31 HILTON HEAD ISLAND HOLIDAY FARMERS MARKET November 18; December 2 & 9, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CIVIL WAR IN THE LOWCOUNTRY EXHIBIT December 1-April 30 THE LOWCOUNTRY CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION December 1-4 HOLIDAY MARKET December 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. GULLAH ARTS, CRAFTS & FOOD EXPO February 18 & 19

COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM

(843) 689-6767 coastaldiscovery.org GPS location: 70 Honey Horn Dr. H-24 on map. See ad Inside Front Cover.


KAYAK HILTON HEAD

(843) 684-1910 / kayakhiltonhead.com DOLPHINS, DOLPHINS, DOLPHINS, everyone wants to see them! Of course, they are wild animals, so we can’t guarantee to see them on every tour we do, but we are located in one of their favorite feeding spots, so our percentage of seeing them might just be the highest on the Island! Blackbeard, Nick and little baby Stripes are a few of our favorite dolphins. For over 10 years, Kayak Hilton Head has been teaching visitors all about the dolphins, birds, oysters, salt marsh and many, many other interesting things about our Island. A great activity for beginners, families and experienced alike. Our goal is to provide a leisurely, fun and educational experience. Our guides have been doing this for years and still love it every day! We often catch blue crabs, shrimp and many interesting varieties of fish as a great ending to our tours in the warmer months. In the fall and winter when temperatures cool off, kayaking is one of the best activities on the Island. Relax and enjoy being on the water while seeing dolphins and all the other fun wildlife that lives here! Our kayaks are easy to paddle and completely safe and comfortable. We rotate new kayaks into our fleet every year,giving you new and highquality equipment to better enjoy your experience. Single and double kayaks are available. DOLPHIN DISCOVERIES (843-684-1911), our guaranteed dolphin, 6-passenger BOAT TOUR also runs daily tours for those looking to enjoy a leisurely boat ride with one of our captains. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Tours depart daily throughout the day. Free parking at end of Simmons Rd. on the left side. Departs from Simmons Landing, off Marshland Rd. K-18 on map. GPS location: 11 Simmons Rd. Nov. ‘11-Feb. ‘12 The Official Guide

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RECREATIONAL PATHWAYS GUIDE

The Town of Hilton Head Island provides over 50 miles of public pathways and nature trails for the enjoyment of pedestrians and cyclists. At low tide, the Island’s 12 miles of beaches are also ideal for biking. Public beaches are indicated on The Official Guide’s Island Maps. Our maps also show the existing public pathways. Many kiosks are located along the pathways with an Island-wide map on one side, and a localized map of the area on the other.

RULES FOR THE ROAD Please obey all traffic signals and pathway markings. Stop signs must be obeyed for safety. Bicycles are vehicles and must obey SC traffic laws. Travel the pathways at speeds that allow for the safety of pedestrians and other users. Never ride within the roadway against traffic. State law requires bicycles to drive like all other vehicles. Please do not ride on roads where a pathway is available. Please ride single file and keep a safe distance from other bicyclists. WATCH OUT FOR MOTORISTS! Motorists must yield to pedestrians and bicyclists within marked crossings, but they may not see you. Please yield to pedestrians. When resting or stopped, please move off the pathway. Most sections of the pathways are not illuminated. If you must bike at night, please wear light-colored clothing or carry a flashlight. Bicycles must have a red rear reflector and a headlight when biking at night. When approaching slower pathway users from behind, please sound your warning device, or call out, “Passing on your left.” Always pass on the left. Bicyclists should always wear a helmet, especially children 12 and under. Make eye contact and use hand signals. Assume other bicyclists and motorists don’t see you. Hand signals tell motorists and other path users what you intend to do and will ensure everyone’s safe enjoyment of the pathways. Be courteous, alert and predictable. 10

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PATHWAY MARKINGS WHITE STRIPE & STOP SIGN ROAD CROSSING. Stop and look for motorists.

YELLOW CENTER LINE TWO-WAY TRAFFIC. Keep to the right.

SEVERAL LADDER HATCHING STRIPES CROSSWALK. Watch out for other bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists. PLEASE LOCK YOUR BICYCLE WHEN NOT IN USE! BICYCLE THEFTS ARE PREVENTABLE.

Information and map courtesy of The Town of Hilton Head Island.

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GetWILD

In addition to man-made marinas, golf courses, racquet clubs, shopping centers, restaurants and hotels, the Lowcountry is also home to several forest preserves and wildlife sanctuaries. From native hardwoods and rare shorebirds to large alligators and an ancient Indian Shell Ring, now is the time to explore the wild side of Hilton Head Island. Courtesy of The Sea Pines Resort

Sea Pines Forest Preserve Established by the Fraser family in 1959, the Sea Pines Forest Preserve covers more than 600 acres within The Sea Pines Resort. Today, this former Indian hunting ground features a prehistoric shell ring, pathways following antebellum rice dikes and old logging trails, four lakes and several small ponds, bridle paths, biking trails, wetland boardwalks, bridges, observation decks, fishing docks and picnic areas. Admission into the forest preserve is free, a Sea Pines gate pass is required. (843) 671-1343 or seapinesliving.com.

Audubon Newhall Preserve Maintained by the Hilton Head Audubon Society, this 50-acre nature preserve located on Palmetto Bay Road includes a series of short, interconnected, interpretive trails showcasing a variety of native plants and shrubs, as well as a rare pocosin (bog). Open during daylight hours, admission is free. Trail Guides are available at the gate or can be viewed online at sctrails.net. Guided Walks led by Master Gardeners and naturalists are offered at select times throughout the year, call (843) 842-9246 for walk details and reservations.

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge Once a cotton plantation managed by the Charles Cotesworth Pinckney family, Pinckney Island was donated to the Fish and Wildlife Service in 1975. Now a part of the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex, Pinckney Island encompasses 4,053 acres, including four islands, salt marsh, tidal creeks and freshwater ponds, between Hilton Head Island and the mainland. Observe large concentrations of white ibis, herons and egrets, plus wading bird rookeries, waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, neo-tropical migrants, osprey nests and a bald eagle nest from the hiking and biking trails. (843) 784-2468 or fws.gov/pinckneyisland. 12

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SUNDANCE BIKE RENTAL (843) 785-8737

Hilton Head Island is perfect for bike riding. You can explore over 50 miles of bike trails, taking in the Island’s beauty, while being ecofriendly. Or take a ride along more than 12 miles of our sandy beaches. Sundance Bike Rental offers bike rentals for you. Call for Official Guide special. Rent two or more bikes for one week for only $17.00 each. We offer free locks, baskets and child carriers and free Island-wide delivery. 13 Executive Park Rd., O-14 on map. GPS location: 13 Executive Park Rd.

LAWTON STABLES

(843) 671-2586 / lawtonstableshhi.com Lawton Stables is a full service Equestrian Center nestled on 24 acres within The Sea Pines Resort with easy access to the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get a glimpse of its beauty during one of our hour-long escorted Western-style trail rides departing several times daily. Meander through the lush acres of the Preserve on horseback to really get a feel for the true untouched Lowcountry. We also offer carriage rides and pony rides for our younger visitors, and all of the family will enjoy our collection of small animals. Specializing in horse boarding, training and riding lessons. Our small animal farm is free to visitors. In The Sea Pines Resort, N-10 on map. GPS location: 190 Greenwood Dr. Nov. ‘11-Feb. ‘12 The Official Guide

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Fishing By Season: Winter By Capt. Rick Percy, Reel Chance Fishing Charters

We have the opportunity to catch these fish all winter... Photo provided by Reel Chance Fishing Charters

Redfish on the flats is the name of the game this season. We have the opportunity to catch these fish all winter and into the spring, as our estuary system is loaded with large mud flats that hold one to two feet of water at dead low tide. Perfect habitat for Redfish. As the water cools down in late fall, Redfish tend to school. This is simply a survival technique. Redfish are the number one food source for our resident Bottlenose Dolphin. The dolphin push the edges of these flats in small groups and try to corral a school of fish. It is something to see them feeding on an eight-pound Redfish. They also help us locate the fish with their feeding activity. Given calm winds and clear water, these Redfish schools are not hard to find, by either seeing them “push a wake” as they move down the flat or simply seeing the dark color of the mass of fish. Once we find them, we normally try to get into casting range as quietly as possible and stake the boat down. Stealth is important in catching Redfish and the more noise one makes in the boat, the fewer opportunities you will have to pull one in. Baits vary at this time of year. Cut mullet, shrimp, mud minnows, 14

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spoons and soft plastics all work, but my choice is free lining a Gulp – hands down the best bet for a hookup I have seen. For fly fisherman, this is the ultimate challenge. Sight casting to Redfish is big-time business all along the Southeast and Gulf coasts and the Lowcountry of South Carolina is as good as you can find. We have numerous days of putting 10 to 20 Redfish in the five- to 10-pound class in the boat on a four-hour trip. Most of our trips in the winter are four-hour trips, built around the last two hours of the outgoing tide and the first two hours of the incoming. This gives us maximum exposure to that window of opportunity in finding the fish. What a great way to spend a January afternoon. Beats shoveling snow all to pieces! Owner and operator of Reel Chance Fishing Charters in Beaufort, Capt. Rick Percy began his fishing career at age four and has been prowling the Lowcountry’s numerous creeks, rivers and sounds for over 20 years. Specializing in light tackle fishing, hook up with this experienced captain for a day of inshore and nearshore fishing aboard the Reel Chance II. (803) 535-6166 or reelchancecharters.com.


REEL CHANCE CHARTERS (803) 535-6166 reelchancecharters.com

Capt. Rick Percy has over 20 years experience in fishing the waters of the Lowcountry. Departure location and time is according to tides, the winds, and the bite. Please visit his website for photos, fishing reports, testimonials, FAQ’s and much more. Leaving from various boat landings in Beaufort, Mainland on map.

BICYCLE BILLY’S

(843) 785-7851 / bicyclebilly.com For almost two decades, Bicycle Billy’s has provided quality bikes and excellent customer service, enabling the customer to enjoy their biking experience while vacationing. Free Island-wide delivery and pick-up, including Sea Pines, Shipyard, Palmetto Dunes, Forest Beach and Folly Field. 81 Pope Ave., Ste. 6, right behind New York City Pizza and Plantation Deli, Q-14 on map. GPS location: 81 Pope Ave.

COMMANDER ZODIAC

(843) 671-3344 / commanderzodiac.com Explore the marshlands and observe dolphins and other marine wildlife on our small, personalized tours. On Hilton Head Island for over 25 years, Commander Zodiac prides itself in providing a quality, educational and, most of all, fun excursion for all ages. Reservations required. South Beach Marina Village in The Sea Pines Resort, N-3 on map. GPS location: 232 South Sea Pines Drive.

What Is This Beach Creature? – Ghost Crab – Walking on the beach at night, you’re likely to catch a glimpse of a ghost crab racing across the sand in search of food. These nocturnal creatures are small and nearly translucent. They burrow in the soft sand during the day, sometime with only their eye stalks poking out. Local law prohibits the removal of live animals from our shores Nov. ‘11-Feb. ‘12 The Official Guide

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PALMETTO BAY WATERSPORTS

DOLPHIN SEAFARI

Let’s Ride!

Experience Nature

With boat and waverunner rentals, guided kayak adventures and dolphin nature tours, stand-up paddleboard trips on Broad Creek and excursions to Daufuskie Island, it’s time to splash into some fun and adventure with Palmetto Bay Watersports.

Pull a crab pot, throw a cast net, check out the seasonal onboard aquarium and set off in search of dolphins, sharks, birds and other marine wildlife on the Dolphin Seafari.

Conveniently located in Palmetto Bay Marina, just off Palmetto Bay Road, stay and play all day with free parking and no gate fees. Rent a boat and chart your own course for adventure with a 2-3 person Fun Boat, a 19’ Triumph or a 24’ pontoon party boat seating up to 14. “The Friendliest Staff on the Island” provides safety and operational instruction, as well as area maps and helpful advice. Just don’t forget to pick up bait, tackle, drinks, snacks and ice at the marina office or one of the waterfront restaurants before you head out. For great family fun any time of year, sign up for a two-hour Kayak Eco Tour and paddle the pristine, calm waters of Broad Creek. Certified local guides point out Hilton Head Island’s beautiful scenery and amazing array of wildlife, such as dolphins, manatees, river otters, osprey, egrets, bald eagles and more. Those who prefer to explore on their own can rent one or two-person kayaks by the hour. 16

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Interactive, 90-minute daytime and sunset nature tours are available daily on this comfortable, 30‘ covered pontoon boat, in addition to special Holiday Cruises, November 19 through December 31. Coolers are welcome and there is a bathroom on board. On select days, cruise over to nearby Daufuskie Island on Dolphin Seafari and experience the delicious food and quirky ambience of Marshside Mama‘s for lunch or dinner (call for reservations) or reserve the boat and host your own private party for up to 15 people. Looking for the perfect present? Ask about gift certificates and give the gift of fun and adventure this holiday season. Call “The Friendliest Staff On The Island” for details and reservations.

PALMETTO BAY WATERSPORTS & DOLPHIN SEAFARI

(843) 785-2345 palmettobaywatersports.com Palmetto Bay Marina, off Palmetto Bay Rd., J-15 on map. GPS location: 86 Helmsman Way.


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Dolphin Seafari Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 785-2345

Drifter South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 363-2900 •

Kayak Hilton Head 11 Simmons Rd. (843) 684-1910

Live OAC Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina (888) 254-8362

Outside Hilton Head Shelter Cove Marina, Pinckney Island, Palmetto Bluff (843) 686-6996 Palmetto Bay Watersports Palmetto Bay Marina (843) 785-2345

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Gypsy South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 363-2900

Reel Chance Charters Call for Pick-Up Location (803) 535-6166

WATERSKIING/TUBING/ PADDLEBOARDING

SUNRISE/SUNSET TOURS

SAILING

Dolphin Discoveries 11 Simmons Rd. (843) 684-1911

PARASAILING

FISHING

DAUFUSKIE ISLAND TOURS

DOLPHIN/ NATURE TOURS

WAVERUNNERS

BOAT/KAYAK RENTALS

Commander Zodiac South Beach Marina, The Sea Pines Resort (843) 671-3344


LIVE OAC

(888) 254-8362 / liveoac.com The Lowcountry’s Outdoor Adventure Company! Explore pristine waterways and secluded islands that most people don’t get to see! The experienced captains of Live Oac have spent years traversing the waters of Hilton Head and Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. This area offers year-round dolphin activity, pristine conditions for watersports and access to superb fishing locations. DOLPHIN/ECO/NATURE TOURS – Led by an educated, interpretive naturalist and USCG-licensed captain, these popular excursions are oneor two-hours in length and are a great way to see Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins, birdlife and more. INSHORE FISHING – Charter fishing with a professional Live Oac guide includes everything from inshore to offshore, with targets varying seasonally. There’s something for everyone no matter what age or experience. Try kayak fishing for novice or serious anglers looking to get up close and personal with the prey. KAYAKING – Go With The Flow on Live Oac's signature "Tide Ride"™ – perhaps Hilton Head's easiest kayaking experience. Using our area’s extreme currents and tidal changes, Live Oac schedules these premium trips at the ideal times, so you can Ride The Tide. In addition, Live Oac also offers “conventional” kayak tours that launch and land at the same location, planned around the currents and conditions, plus special off-Island destinations, such as the May River along historic Bluffton and the beautiful black waters of the New River. Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina (next to Sunset Grill), C-21 on map. GPS location: 43 Jenkins Rd. Nov. ‘11-Feb. ‘12 The Official Guide

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HILTON HEAD BICYCLE COMPANY (843) 686-6888 / hiltonheadbicycle.com

Years of experience renting high quality bicycles and dedication to personalized service guarantees your Hilton Head Island vacation will be a memorable and rewarding experience. Visit our retail showroom featuring beach cruisers for each member of the family. A complete line of bicycle accessories are available for the riding enthusiast. Specializing in bike rentals, service and sales. Top Island mechanic. No hidden costs – free delivery/pick-up, baskets, child carriers and locks. Cruisers, mountain and tandem bikes. Helmets available. 112 Arrow Rd., N-15 on map. GPS location: 112 Arrow Rd.

The Lowcountry CIVIL WAR Sesquicentennial Commemoration DECEMBER 1-4, 2011 This December, the Coastal Discovery Museum and the Lowcountry Civil War Round Table, Inc., along with several other local historical organizations, will come together to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and early events which took place in Beaufort County. Scheduled activities include lectures by prominent historians, a narrated cruise re-creating the Battle of Port Royal Sound, tours of Mitchelville, Fort Howell and other area locations, a panel discussion, book signings, a theatrical performance, a Civil War

Photo courtesy of the Coastal Discovery Museum.

Living History Encampment, art exhibits and more. Throughout the weekend, representatives from partner organizations will be at Honey Horn with information on local historic sites and to answer questions about their organizations and activities.

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“Guilt-Free Shopping” is always in style at Tanger Outlets. Home to more than 50 of the most popular brand name outlet stores, including Ann Taylor, Eddie Bauer Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike Factory Store and Lucky Brand Jeans, Tanger Outlet 2 is located one mile west of Hilton Head Island on Highway 278. From clothing, footwear and accessories for the whole family to housewares, home furnishings and cosmetics, buy directly from the manufacturer and save 3070% below retail prices. After undergoing a $50 million renovation, Tanger Outlet 1 is Beaufort County’s first LEEDcertified green shopping center. Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Chico’s, The Children’s Place, J. Crew, Jockey, Jones New York, Kay Jewelers, Le Gourmet Chef, Levi’s Outlet, New Balance, Nine West Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Sunglass Hut, Talbots, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store and White House/ Black Market are among the stores open at Tanger I. In addition, Olive Garden, Panera Bread and LongHorn Steakhouse have leased restaurant space along Highway 278. Start your season of savings by visiting tangeroutlet.com for coupons and details on the latest store promotions and sales. While online, sign up for TangerClub, a frequent shoppers program, and enjoy exclusive perks after a onetime membership fee. Get great outlet deals on-the-go with Tanger Text Deals, Social Media Channels, the Tanger Email Program or Tanger Mobile App and Mobile Site. Free Tanger coupon books are available for AAA/CAA and AARP members, as well as Military Personnel, or bring the Tanger ad from The Official Guide to Hilton Head Island to Shopper Services 24

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for a free coupon book worth hundreds of dollars in additional savings at participating stores. MAGIC AT MOONLIGHT & AFTER THANKSGIVING SALE November 24-27 The Tanger Outlets open at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night and remain open until regular closing on Black Friday at 9 p.m. Special sales and exclusive offers throughout the weekend. VISIT WITH SANTA TANGERSTYLE December 3-17, 12-4 p.m. Santa is in the courtyard at Tanger Outlet 2 with a free treat for kids and parents and a professional photographer to snap pictures. WINTERSTYLE EVENING REWARDS January 9-22, 6-9 p.m. Spend $75 or more in one evening at the Tanger Outlets, bring your same-day receipts to Shopper Services and receive a free $10 Tanger Gift Card. VALENTINE’S DAY TANGERSTYLE January 21-February 14 Purchase a $50 Tanger Gift Card and receive a complimentary gift basket with Harry and David chocolates and a foot/manicure set or golf and coffee items. PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND SALE February 17-20 Find extra savings over the holiday weekend. Visit Tanger’s website for the latest sales information.

TANGER OUTLETS

(843) 837-5410 tangeroutlet.com On Hwy. 278, 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head. Mainland on map. GPS locations: Tanger 1 – 1270 Fording Island Rd. Tanger 2 – 1414 Fording Island Rd. See ad page 25.


ISLAND BEACHES PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS: All of the beach is public, from the ocean to the high water mark. Access to the beach, however, is often private. The Town of Hilton Head Island provides nine beach accesses: Alder Lane Beach Access, off South Forest Beach Drive; Coligny Beach Park, off Coligny Circle; Driessen Beach Park, at the end of Bradley Beach Road; Chaplin Community Park, off Wm. Hilton Pkwy.; Fish Haul Park & Mitchelville Beach Park, at the end of Beach City Road; Burkes Beach Access, at the end of Burkes Beach Road; Folly Field Beach Park and Islanders Beach Park, both off Folly Field Road.

PARKING & FACILITIES: There are 23 metered spaces at Alder Lane; 54 metered spaces at Folly Field and 13 metered spaces at Burkes Beach Road. The parking fee is a QUARTER for each 15 minutes. Additionally, there are 207 spaces at Driessen Beach Park for long-term parking. The fee is a QUARTER for each 30 minutes during the week. Parking spaces at Islanders Beach Park are ALWAYS reserved for annual beach passes. Parking at Driessen Beach Park for annual beach passes is reserved from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is FREE at Fish Haul Park, Mitchelville Beach Park

and Coligny Beach Park. Handicap parking is available at no fee at all beach parks. Restrooms, changing areas, sand showers and vending machines are available at the beach parks.

DESIGNATED SWIMMING AREAS: Official swimming areas have been designated for the Alder Lane, Coligny, Driessen, Folly Field and Islanders Beach Parks. The boundaries will be clearly marked on the beach and in the water. During the beach season, lifeguards are stationed in each of the designated swimming areas for assistance and beach information. Please ask a lifeguard before entering the water if the yellow caution flag is flying.

BEACH MARKER SIGNS: Hilton Head’s beaches are marked with signs to let emergency responders know where anyone who needs help is on the beach. They are also useful to help you find your place if you are lost on the beach. It is helpful for everyone in your group to know the marker where you are staying, so that you can return on your own or tell beach patrol personnel, so they can get you back to the right place. The markers sit near the dune line.

BEACH PROHIBITIONS: The following are prohibited on all beaches: – Possession or consumption of alcohol – Glass (bottles, containers, etc.) – Littering – Indecent exposure or nudity – Disorderly conduct – Disturbing the peace – Unauthorized vehicles – Fires and fireworks – Shark fishing – Horse riding or driving – Removal, harming, or harassment of any live beach fauna (sea turtles, sand dollars, etc.)

– Removal, alteration, or damage to dunes, sea oats, or other dune flora – Operation, launching, or landing of unauthorized motorized watercraft – Unauthorized commercial activity – Sleeping on the beach between midnight and 6 a.m. – Unauthorized wearing of life guard emblems, insignias, etc. – Solicitation or distribution of handouts – Kites not under manual control – Parasailing

ANIMALS must be on leash or under positive voice control October 1 – March 31. Persons in control of animals on the beach are required to remove and properly dispose of the animal’s excrement. Ordinance signs are posted at most beach access points. Information and photography provided by the Town of Hilton Head Island and Shore Beach Service 26

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THE CRAZY CRAB The Crazy Crab boasts two picturesque waterfront locations on either end of Hilton Head Island. This longtime local favorite opened in 1984 on Highway 278 overlooking Jarvis Creek. Two years later, the second restaurant began serving hungry patrons in Harbour Town. Destroyed by fire in 1998, the North-end Crazy Crab was rebuilt to twice its original size and now accommodates nearly 250 people inside the spacious, nautical-themed restaurant, with another 80 seats outside on the deck. Open daily for lunch and dinner, both locations offer identical menus featuring made-to-order Lowcountry specialties with an Early Bird Special available from 4-6 p.m. daily through February 24. Share a complimentary basket of freshly-made hushpuppies while enjoying a bowl of She Crab Soup, shrimp cocktail, jumbo lump crab cake, oysters on the half shell or Caesar salad. During lunch, the variety of salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood platters and daily specials are sure to please every palate. In the evening, the menu expands to include an even larger selection of appetizers and entrees, such as stuffed flounder, stuffed mushrooms and Alaskan king crab legs. From fresh fish and tender sea scallops to succulent shrimp and plump oysters, patrons may choose their seafood broiled, fried or steamed with a garden salad, cornon-the-cob, coleslaw, onion rings, 28

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rice, baked potato or French fries on the side. Those who can’t make up their minds may opt for the signature Steamed Seafood Pot or a combination platter. Several steak and chicken dishes are available, as well. Steps away from the Harbour Town Playground in Sea Pines, with an enclosed outdoor play area and huge indoor saltwater aquarium at Jarvis Creek, kids are always welcome at these casual, familyfriendly establishments. The special “Minnow’s Menu“ includes grilled cheese, fried shrimp, chicken fingers and pizza with a selection of locally-made ice cream, homemade Key Lime pie and chocolate mud pie for dessert. According to co-owner Peter Kenneweg, the secret of the restaurants’ success is three-fold. “It’s more than one thing,” he explains. “It’s got to be good food, good service and the price has to be right.” The Crazy Crab restaurants have been local favorites for more than 25 years. A children’s menu, take-out and outdoor seating (at Jarvis Creek) are available. Reservations are not required, large groups welcome.

THE CRAZY CRAB

thecrazycrab.com (843) 363-2722 Harbour Town, in The Sea Pines Resort, L-6 on map. GPS location: 149 Lighthouse Rd.

(843) 681-5021 Hwy. 278 beside the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center

E-22 on map. GPS location: 104 Wm. Hilton Pkwy.


SONYA’S SWEET POTATO CORNBREAD Courtesy of Chef Sonya Brown, The Sea Shack

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 cups fine cornmeal 2 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp. cinnamon 1/2 Tbsp. jerk seasoning 1/2 Tbsp. nutmeg 2 Tbsp. baking powder 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

METHOD: Put potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Add 1 1/2 cups sugar and boil until tender. Remove potatoes and continue to let the water boil until thick (syrup for the bread). Put all other dry ingredients in a bowl and mix in applesauce and enough water until a pancake batter consistency. Add sweet potatoes. Put batter in a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour and a half. Add syrup to warm bread and serve. Enjoy! 30

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THE SEA SHACK

(843) 785-2464 / seashackhhi.com Featured on the Food Network’s “$40 a Day” with Rachael Ray, The Sea Shack on Executive Park Road off Pope Avenue is Hilton Head Island’s best-hidden seafood secret. “Not fancy, just good,“ this local favorite is open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Since reservations are not accepted, people start lining up early to place their order before getting a drink and finding a seat inside or out. Those in a hurry can call ahead for take-out. Specializing in fresh seafood and down-home, Lowcountry-style cooking, first check out the daily soup selections and Blackboard Specials of tuna, grouper, flounder, salmon or snapper, oysters, shrimp, scallops and more prepared fried, grilled or blackened. Each dish is made-to-order, from the calamari appetizer and Shack Attack Combo complete with a crab cake, fish, shrimp, scallops and oysters to the Buffalo Gator Po Boy and crab cake sandwich. For little ones, the Guppies Menu includes chicken fingers, cheeseburgers, fish nuggets, popcorn shrimp and fish sandwiches served with two sides and hush puppies. High chairs and booster seats are available in the restaurant. Casual, fun and reasonably-priced, The Sea Shack is the place to find a fresh, delicious meal the whole family will enjoy. 6B Executive Park Rd., P-15 on map. GPS location: 6B Executive Park Road. Nov. ‘11-Feb. ‘12 The Official Guide

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Captain Woody’s Bar & Grill Palmetto Bay Marina, 785-2400 The Promenade, Bluffton, 757-6222

Hwy. 278, 681-5021

Flamingo’s Doughnut Cafe 33-C Office Park Rd., 686-4606

The Frosty Frog Cafe Daiquiri Bar Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Dr., 686-3764

Hilton Head Brewing Company Reilley’s Plaza, 785-3900

The Jazz Corner 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., C-1 in The Village at Wexford, 842-8620

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The Market Street Cafe Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Dr., 686-4976

The Sea Shack 6B Executive Park Rd., 785-2464

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THE MARKET STREET CAFE

(843) 686-4976 / marketstreetcafe.com Looking for a friendly place where the locals eat because the food is so good? A favorite of locals and visitors alike for over twenty-five years, The Market Street Cafe serves a tasty, eclectic blend of American and Mediterranean food, all at reasonable prices in a comfortable, casual, family-friendly setting. Favorites include gyros, sub sandwiches, traditional Italian and Greek pizzas, homemade soups, salads, grinders, Greek-style dinners, homemade desserts and more. Patio dining available. Eat in or take out. Children’s menu. Coligny Plaza, Q-15 on map. GPS location: 1 North Forest Beach Drive.

THE FROSTY FROG CAFE DAIQUIRI BAR (843) 686-3764 / frostyfrog.com

Hilton Head’s only daiquiri bar and cafe with a large selection of daiquiris, full bar and non-frozen drinks with a choice of 80, 151 or 190 proof. Gallons and half gallons to go. Full menu with appetizers, salads, subs, sandwiches (including prime rib), 20 oz. Certified Black Angus burgers and more. Now serving pizza. Play NTN Trivia. Open daily, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Lunch and dinner until 10 p.m. Coligny Plaza, Q-15 on map. GPS location: 1 North Forest Beach Drive. Nov. ‘11-Feb. ‘12 The Official Guide

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FLAMINGO’S DOUGHNUT CAFE

(843) 686-4606 / flamingosdoughnutcafe.com Enjoy a fresh, hot, hand-dipped, custom made cake doughnut from Flamingo's Doughnut Cafe – Hilton Head's only specialty doughnut shop! Pick from glazes, fillings and toppings including jimmies, nuts, candies and more. Or, pick from over a dozen of our popular specialty doughnuts. Doughnuts are served all day. Try our own special creations such as Eggs Flamingo or Flamingo’s Nest. But, if you’re in the mood for a traditional breakfast of eggs, French toast or pancakes, we have that, too. For lunch, choose a fresh chicken or tuna pita or wrap, a turkey or ham pretzel sandwich or one of our other made-to-order selections. Visit our website for the full menu. Always fresh and delicious! 33-C Office Park Rd., in the Park Plaza Shopping Center, O-13 on map. GPS location: 33-C Office Park Road.

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OYSTER FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 11-13 As the weather cools off, it’s time to pack up the oyster knives and head over to Shelter Cove Community Park for the 10th Annual Hilton Head Oyster Festival. A Lowcountry winter tradition, this three-day seafood celebration is sponsored by South Carolina Bank and Trust to benefit the Island Rec. Center’s scholarship fund. Over the course of the weekend, Captain Woody’s Bar & Grill will steam hundreds of bushels of oysters, accompanied by local shrimp, chili, chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, wine and beer. In addition to food, catch the game on big screen TVs, enjoy a full lineup 34

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of live entertainment, let the little ones burn off some energy in the Kid’s Zone, bid on items at the silent auction or find the perfect gift at the Holiday Craft Show. New this year, a concert featuring longtime local favorite, Bobby Ryder, is scheduled for Friday from 5-8 p.m. The 10th Annual Hilton Head Oyster Festival returns to Shelter Cove Community Park, November 11-13. Friday Night Concert featuring Bobby Ryder from 5-8 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, gates are open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.


not valid with any other promotions. Expires 2/29/12.

CAPTAIN WOODY’S

(843) 785-2400 • (843) 757-6222 / captainwoodys.com A fun, friendly and casual atmosphere at the locals’ favorite hangout. Outside seating on the marina. Grouper melts, oyster Po Boys, seafood platters and combos, raw bar and more. Catering available. Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m.-until. Captain Woody's in Bluffton is open Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Offering all your favorite menu items, cold drinks, outside seating and the same relaxed atmosphere as the Hilton Head location. Palmetto Bay Marina, J-15 on map; The Promenade in Old Town Bluffton, Mainland on map. GPS locations: 86 Helmsman Way; 17 State of Mind Street.

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Captain Woody’s Bar & Grill Palmetto Bay Marina, 785-2400

The Crazy Crab Harbour Town, 363-2722

High Tide

Parrot Cove Grill & Bar Shelter Cove Harbour, 341-3500

San Miguel’s Mexican Cafe Shelter Cove Harbour, 842-4555

The Crazy Crab Hwy. 278, 681-5021 Little Venice Restaurant & Lounge Shelter Cove Harbour, 785-3300 Live OAC’s Restaurant Destinations By Boat Hilton Head Harbor RV Resort & Marina, (888) 254-8362 Nature Cruise w/Dinner at Marshside Mama’s on Daufuskie Island Palmetto Bay Marina, 785-2345

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Island Nightlife With sports bars, dance clubs, live music venues and laid-back pubs, few places can match the sheer diversity of nightlife found on Hilton Head Island.

From dusk to dawn, you’re sure to find something to entertain everyone in your party.

CAPTAIN WOODY’S BAR & GRILL Savor the simple pleasures of island life at Captain Woody’s in Palmetto Bay Marina. Hang out with the locals on the outside patio to swap fish tales while enjoying the signature Grouper Melt, steamed shrimp, freshly-shucked oysters, ice-cold beer and good times. A second location is now open in Bluffton on Calhoun Street with an identical menu, daily Happy Hour deals and live music on the rooftop bar.

THE CRAZY CRAB “The Islanders place for fresh seafood for over 25 years,” The Crazy Crab boasts two waterfront locations – overlooking Jarvis Creek and in the heart of Harbour Town. Dine on Lowcountry specialties on one of several decks at the Jarvis Creek restaurant or kick off an evening of fun with dinner and drinks at the Harbour Town establishment.

THE FROSTY FROG CAFE DAIQUIRI BAR Get the party started at Hilton Head’s most outrageous daiquiri bar. Located in Coligny Plaza, choose from over 100 frozen daiquiris and non-frozen drinks to enjoy with pizza, Certified Angus burgers, fried frog legs, subs, sandwiches, crab cakes and more. 36

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Can’t stay? Take the party home with gallons and half-gallons to go.

HILTON HEAD BREWING CO. South Carolina’s first microbrewery since Prohibition, the Hilton Head Brewing Co. in Reilley’s Plaza serves up handcrafted, award-winning brews in an outdoor Beer Garden, as well as delicious pizza, savory wings, fresh local seafood and an array of live entertainment, including karaoke, DJs and local bands.

THE JAZZ CORNER Tucked away in The Village at Wexford, The Jazz Corner has been recognized as one of the 150 greatest jazz venues in the world by Downbeat Magazine (Feb. 2011). Dedicated to celebrating and preserving America‘s most distinctive sound, this cozy club features music from the finest local, regional and national talent accompanied by gourmet cuisine in an intimate atmosphere.

THE MARKET STREET CAFE An Island favorite for over 25 years, this casual café in Coligny Plaza features an eclectic blend of American and Mediterranean specialties served in a casual, comfortable setting. Dine inside or on the outdoor patio to savor gyros, sub sandwiches, traditional Italian and Greek pizzas, homemade soups and more.


HILTON HEAD BREWING COMPANY

(843) 785-3900 / hiltonheadbrewingcompany.com Winner of the 2011 16th Annual Hilton Head Island WingFest, Hilton Head Brewing Company is South Carolina’s first microbrewery since Prohibition. Serving an array of great appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, beef, chicken and seafood, all complemented by handcrafted homebrews. Hilton Head Brewing Company has become a local favorite, and certainly a must-do for visitors. Come on by! Serving fresh, local seafood along with daily specials. Enjoy a great Happy Hour with award-winning craft beers, a relaxing outdoor beer garden and live entertainment. Open daily, 11:30 a.m.-until. Happy Hour, 4-7 p.m. Reilley’s Plaza, N-14 on map. GPS locations: 7C Greenwood Drive.

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The Frosty Frog Cafe Daiquiri Bar Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Dr. 686-3764 Hilton Head Brewing Company 7C Greenwood Dr., Reilley’s Plaza, 785-3900 The Jazz Corner 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., C-1 in The Village at Wexford, 842-8620

SUNDAYS

The Crazy Crab Harbour Town, 363-2722 Hwy. 278, 681-5021

LATE-NIGHT MENU

DANCING

SPORTS BAR

LIVE MUSIC

HAPPY HOUR

Captain Woody’s Bar & Grill Palmetto Bay Marina, 785-2400 The Promenade, Bluffton, 757-6222

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coastal discovery museum

Call individual stores for availability of featured merchandise.

del sol

tanger outlets faces day spa

nash gallery patricia’s

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holiday fashion & gift guide Smith Galleries Hilton Head Island‘s largest gallery of contemporary American fine craft and art, Smith Galleries located upstairs in The Village at Wexford is also “your other jewelry store“ with the largest selection of Americanmade jewelry around. This holiday season, check out the assortment of beautiful ceramic pins by Cynthia Chung, as well as other one-of-akind jewelry designs from Singerman & Post, Elizabeth Garvin, Joan Z Horn, Judith Neugebauer and many others. (843) 842-2280 or smithgalleries.com.

Del Sol At Del Sol in Coligny Plaza, everything in the store changes color with the magic of the sun. With clothing for men, women and children, sunglasses, jewelry, hats to toys, beach gear and nail polish, find an amazing array of unique stocking stuffers, outfits for the whole family or use a color-change tote bag to wrap up a memorable gift. (843) 842-6900.

Gifted Hilton Head The Guardian Angel Necklace from Mariana Jewelry… bling on the front and a Guardian Angel on the back “because everyone needs a Guardian Angel.” A Pittsburgh tradition since 1985, Gifted Hilton Head in The Village at Wexford offers an array of outstanding gifts at unbelievable prices. (843) 842-8787.

Nash Gallery Something extraordinary, eclectic, and unusual awaits you at Nash Gallery in Shelter Cove Harbour. Showcasing a sophisticated collection of extraordinary work by North America’s finest craftsmen, find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list starting with the “The Romance Necklace” from Holly Yashi. (843) 785-6424 or nashgallery.com.

Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn THE place on Hilton Head Island to find items celebrating the Lowcountry, the Museum Gift Shop at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn offers books by local authors, educational games and

toys, artwork and crafts from area artisans, specialty foods, sauces and seasonings and much more. On Saturday, December 10, stop by for the Holiday Market with food tastings, book signings and a Children‘s Craft Program. (843) 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

Faces DaySpa Looking for those special gifts to pamper and please everyone on your holiday shopping list? Just relax! Faces DaySpa offers an extensive collection of fun, trendy and unique items for men and women of all ages. Choose from an exclusive collection of bath and beauty products, aromatic candles, relaxing music, sumptuous scrubs, silky lotions and much more. Or, give the ultimate gift of relaxation with a Gift Certificate for an amazing spa service. (843) 785-3075 or facesdayspa.com.

Tanger Outlets Buy direct from the manufacturer and save up to 70% on the latest fashions and accessories at more than 80 stores at the Tanger Outlets, including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Kenneth Cole, J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Loft Outlet and many other brand name stores. Save even more this holiday season during the Magic at Moonlight & After Thanksgiving Sale beginning at 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 24. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com.

Patricia’s Accessories are ever so important this season and some hot holiday trends you will find at Patricia’s in The Village at Wexford include faux fur scarves, vests or trimmed gloves; fingerless gloves for iTouch compatibility; feather hair clips, earrings, pins and even necklaces; chokers paired with layered, tangled necklaces; pendants with lots of cluster charms; bold dramatic metal cuff bracelets; and anything in chocolate brown. Finally, seek out exotic skin handbags for the prerequisite splash of red against your favorite LBD (Little Black Dress). (843) 785-7795 or beachboutique.com. Nov. ‘11-Feb. ‘12 The Official Guide

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The Best of APPAREL, ACCESSORIES & JEWELRY

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Currents Island Child Lilly Pulitzer Signature Shop Patricia’s Boutique The Porcupine Quinn’s Diamond Jewelers Teague’s Men’s Store

ART GALLERIES & CRAFTS

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Needlepoint Junction Smith Galleries

FOOD, BEVERAGE & ENTERTAINMENT

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Antonio’s British Open Pub Deli By The Beach Eat! The Jazz Corner The Oilerie Hilton Head Island Pino Gelato Subway Wendy’s Wine Times 4

GIFT SHOPS

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The Blue Parrot Branches Gifted Hilton Head Mums the Word Floral & Gift Gallery Pretty Papers

HOME FURNISHINGS AND ACCESSORIES

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Charlestowne Cabinetry Le Cookery of Hilton Head Seasons

PERSONAL CARE & SPECIALIZED SERVICES

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FACES DaySpa The Hair Designers, Inc. Paul’s Optical Scents of Hilton Head Vanity Fur

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“An Uptown Experience” in the heart of Hilton Head, The Village at Wexford is the Island’s premier destination for shopping, dining and pampering.

FEATURED MERCHANTS FACES DAY SPA & BOUTIQUE (843) 785-3075 facesdayspa.com “Pamper” and “indulge” describes the experience awaiting you. We offer facials, massages, body wraps, nails, makeovers, Murad, OPI, Nailtiques, Bath and Body and gifts.

GIFTED HILTON HEAD (843) 842-8787 New to the Island, but a Pittsburgh favorite since 1985. We offer a wonderful selection of Vera Bradley. Also terrific jewelry, baby gifts, hostess gifts and so much more, at truly outstanding prices.

THE JAZZ CORNER (843) 842-8620 thejazzcorner.com “One of the TOP 150 GREAT JAZZ ROOMS in the WORLD!”The Jazz Corner has become a Lowcountry landmark. Our intimate, elegant atmosphere is the

perfect setting to enjoy an evening of world-class entertainent enhanced by our innovative Southern flavors menu and impeccable, personal service.

PATRICIA’S OF HILTON HEAD (843) 785-7795 beachboutique.com The clothes and accessories speak for themselves.We carry sizes 2-26. Mother of the bride, non-traditional bridal gowns, sportswear and cruise wear, accessories and jewelry. Now offering Tolani scarves. Largest selection of FLAX in the Lowcountry. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

SMITH GALLERIES (843) 842-2280 smithgalleries.com Hilton Head Island’s largest gallery of contemporary American fine craft and art, featuring the work of over 300 artists and craftsmen. Offering fine art, jewelry, art glass, kaleidoscopes, pottery, custom picture framing and more.

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Minutes from the beach, The Village at Wexford is conveniently located at Mile Marker 10.5 on Highway 278 (GPS location: 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy.), near the Sea Pines Circle, N-15 on map.


FEATURED MERCHANTS THE CHURCH MOUSE / (843) 785-2322 thechurchmouse.weebly.com Serving area residents with low-cost, usable goods since 2004. Stop by for great specials. A non-profit thrift shop sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, wholly staffed by volunteers from St. Luke’s and the community. 19D Dunnagan’s Alley (between Palmetto Bay Rd. & Arrow Rd., N-15 on map.

THE LITTER BOX / (843) 842-6369 “Goods for people. Great for animals.” At the Litter Box, you’ll save more than money since all proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Humane Association, a no-kill animal shelter. 46 Old Wild Horse Rd., F-24 on map. 44

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DEL SOL

(843) 842-6900 Del Sol offers the most unique color-change merchandise you can imagine. From sunglasses to nail polish, T-shirts to tote bags, frisbees to yo-yos, it all changes color with the magic of the sun. Del Sol's color-changing apparel & accessories are sure to "wow" you... Step outside to see them dramatically change color in sunlight! Sunshine turns everything at Del Sol into rainbows of colors that disappear when you go back indoors. Our color change nail polish is a popular favorite, and our color changing shirts come in colors and cuts for the whole family. Oceanside, Coligny Plaza, Q-15 on map. GPS location: 1 N. Forest Beach Drive.

NASH GALLERY

(843) 785-6424 / nashgallery.com Nash Gallery represents North American craftsmen. The gallery is a visual treat, showcasing a sophisticated collection of extraordinary work by America’s finest craftsmen including glass, ceramics, jewelry, metal and much more. Everything in the gallery has four elements. It’s interesting, it’s different, it’s functional and it’s artistic. All made in the USA! Family owned and operated since 1989, the Nash Gallery began as the Trilogy Gallery. Current owners Dale and Lynn Alexander took over operation of the gallery from Lynn’s parents and have proudly kept the family tradition alive. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m (Closed on Sundays in January). Shelter Cove Harbour, left of the King Neptune Statue, N-22 on map. GPS locations: 13 Harbourside Lane. Nov. ‘11-Feb. ‘12 The Official Guide

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‹‹ Where to Shop ››

R-15

Mainland

Mainland Mainland

Q-14

J-25

N-20

N-13

L-6

Q-15

M-14

Coligny Plaza – South Island (Pope Ave. & N. Forest Beach Dr.)

Festival Centre – North Island (Hwy. 278)

The Fresh Market Shoppes – Mid-Island (Hwy. 278)

The Gallery of Shops – South Island (Off Sea Pines Circle)

Harbour Town – South Island (Sea Pines)

Heritage Plaza – South Island (Pope Ave.)

Island Crossing – South Island (Off Sea Pines Circle)

Circle Center – South Island (Pope Ave. near Coligny Circle)

MAP LOCATION

Bridge Center – Bluffton (Hwy. 278 near bridges)

CINEMAS

RESTAURANTS

WINE & SPIRITS

Berkeley Place – Bluffton (Hwy. 278 at Buckwalter Pkwy.)

PHARMACIES

GROCERY STORES

Belfair Towne Village – Bluffton (Hwy. 278 at Simmonsville Rd.)

HOME FURNISHINGS

CLOTHING

SPECIALTY STORES

Beach Market – South Island (N. Forest Beach Dr. off Coligny Circle)

Q-15

Kittie’s Crossing – Bluffton (Hwy. 278 at Hwy 46)

Mainland

Main Street Village – North Island (Hwy. 278)

I-26

The Mall at Shelter Cove – Mid-Island (Hwy. 278)

N-23

Mathews Court – Mid-Island (Mathews Drive)

Moss Creek Village – Bluffton (Hwy. 278 near bridges)

Northridge Plaza – North Island (Hwy. 278 at Mathews Dr.)

Orleans Plaza – South Island (New Orleans Rd.)

P-15

Palmetto Bay Marina – South Island (Off Palmetto Bay Rd.)

J-15

Park Plaza – South Island (Greenwood Dr. near Sea Pines Gate)

Pineland Station – North Island (Hwy. 278 at Mathews Dr.)

L-28

Plantation Center – Mid-Island (Hwy. 278)

O-20

Plantation Plaza – Bluffton (Hwy. 278)

Mainland

The Plaza at Shelter Cove – Mid-Island (Hwy. 278)

Port Royal Plaza – North Island (Mathews Dr. at Hwy. 278)

Shelter Cove Harbour – Mid-Island (Hwy. 278 at Palmetto Dunes)

Sheridan Park – Bluffton (Hwy. 278)

L-28

Mainland

K-29

O-13

N-23

L-28

N-22

Mainland

The Shops at Sea Pines Center – South • Island (Sea Pines)

O-7

South Beach Marina Village – South Island (Sea Pines)

N-3

Tanger Outlets – Bluffton (Hwy. 278)

Mainland

The Village at Wexford – South Island (Hwy. 278)

N-15

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