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Why Hilton Head Is the Best Island in the U.S.

Why Hilton Head Is the Best Island in the U.S.

CAILEY RIZZO JULY 10, 2018 The islands of the continental United States are remarkable in their diversity, offering everything from golf to whale watching, five-star hotels, and quaint cottages. But one stood out above all the rest. For the third year in a row, Hilton Head, South Carolina, was voted the best island in the continental U.S. by Travel + Leisure readers in the World’s Best Awards. Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, […]

The Top 10 Islands in the Continental U.S.

The Top 10 Islands in the Continental U.S.

The Top 10 Islands in the Continental U.S. The only thing needed to visit these islands is a desire to relax — no passport needed. Could we make it any easier? REBECCA ASCHER-WALSH JULY 11, 2017 The top island in the U.S. is so spectacular, it also ranks second among the Top 10 Islands in the world this year — and you need not go farther than South Carolina to experience the joys of Hilton Head. As one reader described its many charms: “Relaxing, historic, with beautiful scenery, awesome accommodations, fantastic variety of restaurants, and friendly people.” Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on […]

36 Hours in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

36 Hours in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

There’s one word that comes to mind when travelers think of Hilton Head Island: golf. Home to more than a dozen courses designed by luminaries like Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones Sr., the island has been deemed one of the world’s top golf resorts by readers of Golf Digest. And at a mere 12 miles long and 5 miles wide, it would be easy to pigeonhole Hilton Head as just another golfer’s paradise. But this shoe-shaped island off South Carolina offers so much to do that visitors can be entertained for far more than 36 hours without ever swinging a golf club. With Hilton Head’s renewed emphasis on environmental […]

Beach Portraits

Beach Portraits

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Adorable Pets

Adorable Pets

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