First Quarter 2013

January -March

2013 is your year to make new memories.........................................02
Hilton Head Island is the place.

IN THIS ISSUE

Relax and Recharge............................................................................03
Hilton Head Island is the place.

Golf in and around Hilton Head Island...........................................04
For the avid golfer

ZipLine on Hilton Head Island.........................................................05
The largest ZipLine on the east coast!

Hotels on Hilton Head Island.....................................................06-07
Park Lane Hotel and Comfort Inn Suites

Restaurants on Hilton Head Island............................................08-09
The Best Cuisine is at the Beach

Experience the History of Savannah...............................................10
Take a day trip to one of the South’s oldest cities

Old Town Trolley Stops.................................................................11-12
Savannah’s Best Sightseeing Tour

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Event Calender...............................................................................13-16
A Preview of first quarter events on the island

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2013 is your year to make new memories...
Hilton Head Island is the place.

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Relax and Recharge.
Hilton Head Island is the place.
The holidays are over. The parties are done. It’s time to visit the island and have some fun!
Slow down and soak up all the ambience the beach life has to offer. These are the months that you can relax and recharge with your family. You will find great sales and unique events such as the World’s Largest Yard Sale and the Food and Wine Festival. Zipline Hilton Head will challenge you or the Jazz Corner can relax the senses with great dining and cool music. Whatever your style, you are sure to find it on the island. Check out the list of upcoming activities and plan to make memories now. Let our guide lead the way...

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Golf in and around Hilton Head Island, SC
For the avid golfer,
Hilton Head and championship golf are synonymous. The only PGA tournament hosted in the state of South Carolina is on Hilton Head Island. Held yearly, the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament is played at the gorgeous Harbour Town Golf Links Course with the 18th hole pointing towards the famous lighthouse in Harbour Town. The dates for next year are April 15-21, 2013. There are over 20 beautiful courses on the island and even more to explore just off the island. Each course offers a unique blend of marsh, ocean, bunkers or open fairways. You can’t help but become a better golfer by playing the variety of greens you will find in Hilton Head. Insiders will appreciate the value of the featured course below. This popular course is located across the Intercoastal Waterway in Bluffton.

Crescent Pointe Golf
Call (843) 706-2600 for tee times This Arnold Palmer designed signature course will take your breath away with its spectacular marsh views, magnificent century-old oaks, and blossoming magnolias. This golf course is situated on spectacular property that celebrates the beauty of the Lowcountry.

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Broad Creek Marina Adventures 33 B r o a d Creek Marin a Way, Hilton Head, SC 2 9 9 2 6 843-682-6000
Located in the heart of Hilton Head, Broad Creek Marina Adventures features ZipLine Hilton Head. You are harnessed on so that you can fully experience the adventure and let yourself go. ZipLine Hilton Head is the newest attraction on the island and is all the rage! Ranked in the top 15 things to do by Trip Advisor, the Insider’s Guide is pleased to add it to the gift certificate list for our paid guests. It is an eco-friendly, 2 hour adventure and offers stunning views of Broad Creek from the treetops. There are 7 ziplines with heights up to 75 feet, 3 suspended sky bridges and an aerial staircase. If you like nature, you will love this zipline! The canopy course starts low and gets higher and faster as you continue zipping through the beautiful live oaks and pines of the lowcountry. Wildlife abounds in this region so keep your eyes peeled and you may spot a dolphin, an osprey or one of the other marshland creatures. Participants must be at least 10 years of age, weigh between 80 and 250 pounds and be in good physical condition. Reservations are required. Open 7 days a week (but not 365 days a year) – rain or shine.

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Hotels in Hilton Head
Park Lane Hotel & Suites
Located near beautiful sandy beaches, golf courses, shopping and dining. Guest rooms feature balconies in all and some have fireplaces, for that romantic getaway. The suites have kitchens, with full size refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves and microwave. Also take advantage of our outdoor pool and Jacuzzi or our outside tennis and basketball courts. For shopping, cross over the bridge in Bluffton, SC to find over 100 brand name outlet stores or visit the boutique shops on Hilton Head Island. The hotel is also within 2 miles of Coligny Plaza which offers over 60 shops and restaurants. Fe a t u r e s
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Free high speed, wireless internet access All suites with full kitchens & private balconies Fireplaces in many suites 24 hour Starbucks Coffee & continental breakfast daily Outdoor pool and Jacuzzi Exercise Room, tennis courts & basketball courts AAA Three Diamonds 2 miles from Coligny Beach All suites are non-smoking All suites accessed through interior corridors

Handicapped-accessible suites. 2 have wheelchairaccessible showers Pet friendly – pay your fee directly to hotel Free local calls Cable TV with HBO Coffee Maker, Iron, Ironing Board & hairdryer in each room Rollway beds and cribs are available upon request Bike Rentals available and on-site laundry services Free USA Today Mon-Friday Playground

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Hotels in Hilton Head cont...
Comfort Inn
L o c a t e d o n 6 a c r e s i n t h e b e a u t i f u l S o u t h Fo r e s t B e a c h area. The hotel is a couple of blocks across from the beach and within steps of Coligny Plaza in a very convenient area of the island. Guests enjoy it because of the location within walking distance of shopping and dining, the free shuttle to the beach, and the generous hot breakfast each morning. Fe a t u r e s a t t h e C o m f o r t I n n o n H i l t o n He a d Is l a n d
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Free high speed, wireless internet access Hot breakfast daily Outdoor pool Fitness Center Within walking distance from Coligny Beach 3 lagoons 32” flat panel T

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Shuttle to the beach Pet friendly – pay your fee directly to hotel Cable TV Coffee Maker, Iron, Ironing Board & hairdryer in each room Rollway beds and cribs are available upon request Bike Rentals available Free daily paper Monday-Friday

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Restaurants on Hilton Head Island Eat!
Village at Wexford Hilton Head, SC 29928 (843) 785-4850
Celebrity chef Robert Irvine has brought his talents to Hilton Head with his featured restaurant eat! Irvine has hosted such shows as Restaurant Impossible and Dinner Impossible and has been seen on the Iron Chef. Many say this dining delight is worth the trip to the island because you can never have this experience at home. Featured items include baked brie with caramel and flatbread, pan seared salmon, steak and pie and chocolate ridiculous cake.

Sea Shack
6B Executive Park Rd. Hilton Head, SC 29928 (843) 785-2464
Established in 1998 and locally owned, the Sea Shack is Hilton Head’s best kept local secret. The restaurant opens daily at 5pm with blackboard specials that you can have prepared grilled, fried or blackenend. There are sandwiches and po boys on the menu as well as platters for dinner. Because Sea Shack does not take reservations, you can expect a wait at this family friendly diner. They have every kind of seafood you can imagine from red snapper to grouper to tuna to shrimp and salmon. You can even sample their alligator tail! Sea Shack was recently featured and reviewed on Rachel Ray’s $40 per day television show. It really does have great food at an affordable price!

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Restaurants on Hilton Head Island Hilton Head Diner
278 Yacht Cove Drive Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 (843) 686-2400
Hilton Head Diner is known for its variety. You can enjoy breakfast specialties, sandwiches, burgers, soups, seafood, Italian, steaks and chops, shakes, bakery items, alcohol and more 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The diner has a clean, 50s style and the jukebox music you would expect.

Aunt Chilada’s
69 Pope Avenue Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 (843) 785-7700
With a 1940s theme restaurant and bar, Aunt Chilada’s specializes in such Mexican delights such as burritos and tacos. It offers several types of enchiladas and seafood. You'll also find a number of quesadillas, including crab, the Kasey and Aunt Chilada's own secret recipe. Aunt Chilada’s even features several Italian dishes such as ravioli, lasagna or a tasty combination of veal parmesan and spaghetti. And their Sunday brunch is spectacular! Established in 1984, Aunt Chilada’s continues to have a great business opening at 11:30 daily, 7 days a week.

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E x p e r i e n c e the History of Savannah

“I beg to present you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah.”
-General Sherman to President Lincoln, Dec 22, 1864

Founded in 1733 and only 45 minutes from Hilton Head Island, there is no other city quite like the picturesque Savannah, Georgia - billed as Georgia’s first city. It was left untouched by the Civil War so much of the architecture and design you see in this coastal city is unmatched in any other place. Savannah is a city of firsts. It was: • The first capital of the 13th colony and later of Georgia • The first city in North America planned on an extensive system of squares • The first lighthouse on the south Atlantic coast • The first Girl Scout Troop Many visitors come for the beauty of the buildings and homes but find Savannah’s appeal is about so much more. There are beautiful town squares such as Telfair Square, Liberty Square and Chippewa Square with parks and statues that each tell their own story. It is recommended that you sightsee with a tour company such as the Old Town Trolley to get an idea of the history and layout of the city. There are many places purported to be haunted, such as the Pirates House Restaurant. Tours specialize in taking visitors to see some of these legendary haunts first-hand. There are museums, fine dining, dueling piano bars and charter boats. Don’t miss River Street! This cobblestone street has unique shops, dining, hotels, bars and more. The Waving Girl statue is a must-see. The Insider’s Guide has all of the Old Town Trolley Stops listed for you so you can plan ahead for what you would like to see. Stay in Savannah for a day or a week. You will never run out of things to do!

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Old Town Trolley Stops
1.) Savannah Visitor’s Center
-Savannah History Museum -Savannah Civic Center -Battlefield Park -Roundhouse Railroad Museum -Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum

2.) Ellis Square
-Telfair Museum of Art -Jepson Center for the Arts -Inn at Ellis Square -Shops, Restaurants and Galleries at City Market -Shops and Restaurants on W. Broughton Street

3.) Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
-Independent Presbyterian Church -Chippewa Square (site for filming of “Forrest Gump”

4.) Madison Square
-Green-Meldrim House -Sorrel Weed House -Temple Mickve Israel -Mercer House -Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House -St. John’s Episcopal Church

5.) Forysth Park
-Victorian District -Georgia Historical Society -Forsyth Fountain -Confederate and Spanish American War Memorials -Newly designed Forsyth Fort

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Old Town Trolley Stops cont..
6.) Cathedral of St. John
-Childhood Home of Flannery O’Connor -Andrew Low House -First Girl Scout Headquarters

7.) Columbia Square
-Isaiah Davenport House -Telfar’s Owens -Thomas House -Colonial Park Cemetery

8.) Lucas Theatre
-Shops & Restaurants on E. Broughton St. -Wesley Monument -Christ Church -Factors Walk

9.) The Pirates House
-Colonial District -International Seaman’s House -Rainbow Row -Chatham Artillery Monument -Emmet Park -Vietnam Veterans Monument -Celtic Cross Monument

10.) The Marriott Riverfront
-Riverwalk access to River Street -Olympic Torch -Morrell Park -Savannah Belles Ferry Service to Hutchinson Island -Waving Girl Statue

11.) River Street
-Simply Savannah Gift Shop -Shops & Restaurants on River Street -Ghosts & Gravestones Cotton Exchange

12.) Bay Street
-Hyatt Regency Hotel -Elevator to River Street -Washington Guns -Hospitality Center & Public Restrooms -Oglethorpe Bench -Shops & Restaurants on Bay Street and Factors Walk -City Hall

13.) City Market
-Shops, Restaurants & Galleries at City Market

14.) Ships of the Sea Museum
-Franklin Square -First African Baptist Church -Haitian War Monument -Shops, Restaurants & Galleries at City Market & Martin Luther King Blvd.

15.) Exclusive Stop - Welcome Center
-Lodging, Meal and Activity Information -Mr. Pizza -Eugene Talmadge Bridge Hutchinson Island -Paula Deen Tour

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2013 Event

Jan

Polar Bear 5k Run

Your Guide to Hilton Head’s Island’s Festivals, Activities & Events

Calendar

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 T: (843) 757-8520 The 6th Annual Bluffton New Year’s Day Polar Bear 5k will start and finish at Cinemark Sea Turtle Theatre. This event benefits the Palmetto Animal League & The Bluffton Fins Swim Team.

Jan

Salt Marsh Discovery

Jan

V Der Meer Shipyard an Sunday Round Robin

Friday, Jan 4, 2013 T: (843) 689-6767 During this hands on tour, you will see live oysters, crabs and shrimp up close. Learn how to trap and harvest crabs.

Sunday, Jan 6, 2013 T: (843) 686-8804 Come join in a social round robin at Van Der Meer Tennis Center in Shipyard Plantation. The cost is $20 per person, and refreshments are served at the conclusion of the play.

Jan

Robert Trent Jones Free Golf Demonstration

Jan

Star Night

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 - Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 T: (843) 785-1138 Each Monday afternoon, Doug Weaver conducts a free, 45-minute golf clinic and demonstration entitled “Where Does the Power Come From?” at the Jones Golf pg.13 Center.

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 T: (843) 689-6767 ext 223 An introductory program about the night sky at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Our star night will begin with a brief presentation on stars and objects of interest in the winter sky.

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Jan

13th Annual Low Country Home & Garden Show

Jan

Bald Eagles in South Carolina

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 T: (843) 921-1040 Find thousands of square feet of landscapes, gardens as well as celebrity and gardening seminars at the 13th Annual Savannah Low Country Living Home & Garden Show at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center.

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 T: (843) 689-6767 ext 223 Tom Murphy, a retired biologist from the SC Department of Natural Resources and principal investigator for the Bald Eagle Program for 33 years, will share his knowledge of the natural history of Bald Eagles in the Lowcountry

Jan

“Uncork” the Festival

Saturday, Jan 26, 2013 T: (843) 643-4944 The official kick off to the 2013 Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival. Held during the International Wine Judging & Competition in January.

Jan
Saturday, Jan 26, 2013

Snow Day

Jan

21st Annual Lowcountry Soup Cha$enges

Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 T: (843) 681-6612 x235 More than 20 of the area’s best chefs provide soups for tasting and judging, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, 12-2:30 p.m. There are also culinary displays. Live music tickets are $15 and may be purchased in advance pg.14 or at the door.

T: (843) 681-7273 11:00am-4:00pm A large snow field and bounce houses. Admission includes Snow Field, Carnival Games, Blow Up Rides and Bounce Houses. Adults get in free. Concessions sold separately.

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Feb

The Far Side of Nature- a look at Gary Larson’s cartoons

Feb

6th Annual Celebration of Justice Dinner

Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 T: (843) 689-6767 ext 223 Learn the true and false beliefs and stereotypes imbedded among spoofed subjects such as animals, nature and more!

Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 T: (843) 682-3397 Non-profit fundraising event for Lowcountry Legal Volunteers: Dinner, music, auction, awards. Country Club of Hilton Head Plantation.

Feb

Hilton Head Half Marathon 10k / 5k

Feb

Face Your Fears Endurance Cha$enge

Saturday, Feb 9, 2013 T: (843) 757-8520 11th Annual Hilton Head Island Half Marathon & 10k / 5k is Saturday, February 9th at 8:00am. The 2013 Hilton Head Island Half Marathon is very scenic and features Jarvis Creek Park and Broad Creek.

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 T: (843) 304-2233 The Face Your Fears Challenge takes place at Palmetto Bluff ’s Mooreland Landing on February 23-24, 2013. This is an extreme outdoor event with three different courses for varying intensity levels.

Feb

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

Monday, Feb 25, 2013 T: (843) 842-2055 COLOR AND LIGHT: John Morris Russell, conductor Paul Huang, Violin.

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Mar
Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 T: (843) 815-6616

Cooks & Books

The palate-pleasing combination of signature food tastings from top local restaurants will be paired with well-known Lowcountry authors and topped with an exciting “The Heat Is On” chefs’ competition at Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry’s 7th Annual.

Mar

Hilton Head Int’l Young Artists Competition

Mar

Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 T: (843) 815-6616 20 Pianists Ages 13-17 compete in 3 rounds for cash prizes plus a summer music school scholarship and solo performance with the HHSO.

Monday, Mar 4, 2013 T: (843) 812-5802 The 28th annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival brings together wine, spirit, and food lovers for a six-day Festival. The Festival provides wine lovers and gourmet foodies alike, the opportunity to sample outstanding domestic and international choices.

Mar

Bottlenose Dolphins & the Dolphin Project

Mar

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 T: (843) 689-6767 ext 223 The Dolphin Project presents an educational and entertaining program about the estuarine Bottlenose dolphins on the coasts of Georgia and lower South Carolina.

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 T: (843) 842-2055 TRANSCENDENCE: John Morris Russell, conductor Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Chorus Timothy Reynolds choirmaster.

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