Hilton Head Travel Tips
To fit in on Hilton Head, you're going to need to slow down. This 54-square-mile South Carolinian island might be upscale, but you don't need to rush to keep up with the Joneses. Follow the leisurely pace of the residents -- the population is part descendant of the Gullah, or the freed slaves who settled in the area, and part East Coast mainlanders who make Hilton Head their second home. Golfing and "spa-ing" might be the order of the day, but you'll make your tee-time or scheduled facial by driving on the only main thoroughfare (U.S. 278 or William Hilton Parkway). Nightlife exists -- but the dress code is casual. And instead of a sweaty club, expect the highlight to be catching a gorgeous sunset or listening to a jazz concert after a delicious seafood dinner.