Hilton Head Island Birthday Trip

///Hilton Head Island Birthday Trip

Hilton Head Island Birthday Trip

Hi guys!

So excited to be sharing more of my recent Hilton Head Birthday trip with you today.  With everything going on last week it took me a little longer than expected to put this together, but I think hope it was worth the wait.  I got some really pretty shots, especially of the sunset on my actual Birthday!

If you are planning your trip in the future – what I did in this three day weekend are some of my top picks and The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island.

 The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

Day 1

The Hubs and I got up early and flew to Hilton Head first thing in the morning Friday, so we were there by 11 and had plenty of time to enjoy our day.  The first stop was the beach!  Although it actually wasn’t this peaceful heading out to the beach because we dragged all sorts of beach chairs and umbrellas with us in a cart.  🙂

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

We enjoyed the beach until late afternoon and then checked into our beautiful room at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. I’ve stayed here at least half a dozen times and it is one of my favorite hotels.  It’s super friendly, sparkling clean and the grounds are breathtaking.  I feel so calm when I’m there!

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

After spending way too much time in the sun we got ready for a late dinner at our favorite Hilton Head restaurant, Charlies.  It’s a french restaurant that focuses on fresh island seafood.  It’s such an unexpected combination that results in some pretty dreamy food.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

They handwrite their menu daily depending on what is fresh off the docks.  This grouper was mouthwatering!  They also have a caramel cake that is to die for.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

Day 2

Our Saturday started off with a delicious breakfast courtesy of Heyward’s restaurant at the Sonesta Resort.  I got a breakfast burrito which did not disappoint.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

We spent the day Saturday back at the beach and eventually at the Sonesta pool.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

After taking so many intense travel trips this summer it was so nice to actually have some downtime in Hilton Head.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

By late afternoon we got dressed and went into Sea Pines for drinks and dinner.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

We walked around the lighthouse and listened to lots of great live music.  I love how so many places have great beach music!

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

For dinner we tried a new spot in Sea Pines… Coast!  The views were incredible.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

We got this seafood spread.  I thought we’d be able to share an entree too, but this filled us up!

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

Day 3

Sunday was my actual Birthday!  I of course couldn’t sleep so we got up and had an early breakfast at Heyward’s again.  Since it was my Birthday the Hubs let me pick both of our entrees to share. I got a veggie omelet…

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

… and the Nutella Pancakes.  They were so sweet and delicious.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

I spent my actual Birthday back at the beach and taking in the gorgeous grounds around the hotel.  This hammock is my favorite.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

For dinner we went to another favorite Hilton Head restaurant, Hudsons.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

This place is super casual and fun.  They also have live music.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

They also have a west facing dock that gives some of the best sunsets on the island.  When we first arrived I thought the sunset wasn’t going to be that great though.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

As time passed though, I was blown away!

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

Look how this developed into such rich colors!  I didn’t even hardly tweak these.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

I can’t believe I got so lucky to have such a pretty sunset on my Birthday.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

Hudson’s doesn’t take reservations, so we waited about an hour for a table.  Luckily most of the time was during the sunset so we had some great entertainment.

For dinner I ordered the BBQ oysters.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

And the Hubs and I shared a seafood platter.  I normally don’t eat fried food, but have a soft spot for fried oysters.  So tasty!

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

Monday morning we got up early to head back to Asheville before the eclipse, but not before taking a few minutes to take in the views at the Sonesta Resort.

The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

I can’t think of a better place to decompress and spend a birthday weekend!

 

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The Best Things to Do and Eat on Hilton Head Island

 

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow to see my WLOS tv segment.

Your turn!

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Beach or pool?

 

Thanks to Hilton Head Sonesta for a discounted rate!

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By | 2017-08-28T09:38:10+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Southeast Travel, Travel|20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Kristy from Southern In Law August 31, 2017 at 6:55 am - Reply

    What a beautiful way to spend your birthday! Those sunset photos are gorgeous!
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    • JulieWunder September 1, 2017 at 1:05 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I consider myself a sunset chaser. 🙂

  2. Hatton August 31, 2017 at 6:37 am - Reply

    I have been going to Hilton Head my entire life and have never tried Charlie’s. I am going to have to try it on my next visit! Love all of your photos! Happy birthday!!!

    • JulieWunder August 31, 2017 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      OMG! You have to go! It’s not on the water… so it’s not an obvious choice but totally worth it!

  3. Emily Swanson August 30, 2017 at 10:12 am - Reply

    WOW. We love going to the mountains here, but this looks UNREAL! It’s so gorgeous and peaceful looking, and all the food is beautiful. What a blessing that you got to go there for your birthday weekend.

  4. [email protected] August 30, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday, Julie! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and some great food! Doesn’t it feel good to be home, though? I always love coming home after traveling.

  5. I don’t know why I’ve never been to HIlton Head! Looks like a great and not so far away get a way spot
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    • JulieWunder September 1, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

      Yes! It’s great that it’s an island too!

  6. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 30, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Want to come and pick me up and take me to HIlton Head? I’ve still never gone! We thought we might last year at Thanksgiving, but we weren’t on the island proper. That said, I can’t wait to get back to that area!

  7. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real August 30, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Those views are gorgeous! Especially the sunset on you birthday. I’m glad you had such a great trip 🙂

  8. Shelley Marcy August 30, 2017 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Happy Birthday Julie. They just keep coming don’t they?!? Glad you are making the most of them. God put us here to worship him and enjoy all He has created for us. You guys are really fortunate that you have he means and the good health to be able to see and enjoy so much of it. Others who can not travel like you and your husband do , get to thoroughly enjoy your travels because of your willingness to share. Thank you for sharing. I look “into” those photos, not just at them. I see beyond the shot and into the beauty surrounding it. What a blessing that you take us all with you!

    • JulieWunder September 1, 2017 at 12:56 pm - Reply

      Isn’t that the truth! lol!
      I’m so glad you enjoy the travel posts. That really means a lot to me.

  9. Beth Ann Chiles August 30, 2017 at 6:37 am - Reply

    What a lovely getaway. We will have to check out some of these spots the next time we go to Hilton Head! Happy Belated Birthday!
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  10. Blane Sherer August 30, 2017 at 6:33 am - Reply

    Very Nice !
    Glad you enjoyed your birthday trip ( smile ).

  11. Blane Sherer August 30, 2017 at 5:13 am - Reply

    Very Nice !
    Glad you enjoyed you birthday trip (smile )

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