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Hilton Head OutfittersWe’re all anxiously awaiting the end of winter and the arrival of spring as cold temperatures and snow storms continue to plague much of the country. To help get you through the last days of winter, why not start planning your spring island wardrobe. Hilton Head Outfitters has lots of ideas to help!

 

1)    T-Shirts – No one can leave Hilton Head Island without a new T-shirt to show off their favorite place to vacation! We have a variety of Hilton Head Island and Hilton Head Outfitters shirts for that perfect souvenir to take home.

2)    Spirit Jerseys – The new craze these days is Spirit Jerseys and we carry a selection that are printed with Hilton Head Island. They come in pink, gray, navy and turquoise and make a great cover up for spring nights on Hilton Head or as a fab swimsuit cover-up. Be sure to wear them and show your love for Hilton Head Island when you return home.

3)    Charming Shark Jewelry – Make like you’re a totally rad surfer guy or gal with our Charming Shark line of jewelry. Choose from bracelets, anklets, necklaces and earrings to totally accessorize your island look.

4)    Altered Latitudes Shirts and Spokes Tanks – Our new favorites. Spokes tanks are back for Spring and come in neon colors to brighten your cycling day at the beach. Altered Latitudes t-shirts are a moisture wicking shirt with Hilton Head nautical map on back.

5)    Teva Flip Flops and Sandals – Who isn’t dying to put on a pair of flip flops right about now?! At Outfitters, we always carry the latest styles of these durable, comfortable and very popular sandals. You’ll be able to wear them on island and back home, as well.

 

What’s first on your shopping list when you arrive at the Hilton Head Outfitters store?

 

We look forward to seeing you this spring!

Hilton Head rentalWhile winters here are not so bad — we have yet to see a single snowflake (and rarely ever do!) and have had only a handful of “chilly” days — we are still looking forward to springtime on the island.

Here are five reasons why:

 

1)    Azaleas in bloom – If you haven’t seen the glory of the azaleas in bloom in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, you are truly missing out. These wild, bushy blooms dot the side of the road and fill Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort with beautiful colors of purple, pink, white and red.

2)    Kayaking and canoeing – Spring is perfect for hopping in our 11-mile inland lagoon system for a peaceful paddle without having to worry that you’ll be too cold if you get a little wet. Get in some exercise while exploring the natural beauty of Hilton Head Island.

3)    Wildlife – The wildlife start to come out and about as the weather warms from our plentiful birds to colorful butterflies and of course, dolphins and even the occasional otter who swims up into the lagoon behind Hilton Head Outfitters.

4)    Bikes, bikes and more bikes – We love biking the 50 miles of paved paths on the island in spring, as they are as busy as they are during summer and the weather is perfect for wearing shorts — or maybe even your swimsuit — as you head to the beach, the oceanfront Dunes House or even the General Store for some yummy fried chicken.

5)    Walks on the beach – While the water may still be a bit chilly for a dip, the sunshine makes it plenty warm for a walk on the beach. With the ocean breeze during winter, it can be a bit too cold for comfort. Spend time running, beachcombing or keeping an eye out for dolphins.

 

What do you like most about spring on Hilton Head Island?

 

To get your spring Hilton Head bike rentals and kayak and canoe rentals, visit us at www.HiltonHeadOutfitters.com.

hilton headJanuary might be the coldest month on Hilton Head Island, but that doesn’t mean it’s the worst time to visit. In fact, there are so many things to love about Hilton Head Island in winter time. Here are 10!

 

1)    It’s quiet – The crowds of summer are long gone and you’re much more likely to find a beach all to yourself or a quiet bike ride along the island’s 50 miles of bike paths. If you head out on a kayak or canoe through the 11-mile Palmetto Dunes lagoon, you might only run into the occasional local, which makes for a peaceful journey to clear the mind.

2)    See more wildlife – With fewer people on the island, our fantastic wildlife are more likely to make an appearance. Keep an eye out for dolphin close to shore and in inlets and channels, go bird watching around ponds and the lagoon system that runs just behind Hilton Head Outfitters. You might even spot the occasional otter in our lagoon!

3)    Fishing is abundant - Fishing around the island is plentiful come winter. The reaction of the fish is slowed so if you can find a big school, you can sneak up on them to see if they’re going to bite. More on winter fishing on Hilton Head Island.

4)    70-degree days – While it might not be 70 degrees EVERY day, there are plenty of days that do see 70 degrees or warmer during winter. We might have the occasional cold snap, but it’s always punctuated by a nice sunny mild day soon after.

5)    Better weather for sports – Playing golf or tennis during the more humid summer months can be challenging to say the least. Fall, winter and spring are all ideal times to enjoy time on Palmetto Dunes’ three award-winning golf courses and 26 tennis courts.

6)    It’s warmer than where you are! Unless you live in Florida or California, we’re betting Hilton Head Island is warmer than wherever you are located in the United States or Canada. So no matter when you come, it’ll likely be a weather improvement :) .

7)    Beachcombing – With fewer people combing the shores, you’ll have your pick of shells if you head out after a storm or high tide. More Hilton Head beachcombing tips.

8)    It’s less expensive – With Hilton Head Island’s peak months coming June-August, you’ll spend less on your Hilton Head vacation by coming during winter. In fact, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort offers two-bedroom vacation rentals starting at just $159 per night for winter 2014-2015 complete with a kitchen, washer/dryer and more.

9)    It doesn’t snow here – Once in a blue moon, we may have the occasional flurry or ice, but it’s a real rarity and it doesn’t last long. Fact is… it just doesn’t snow on Hilton Head Island, so if you want to get away from the white stuff and wiggle your bare feet in the  sand instead of strapping on boots to shovel snow, come on down!

10) You can wear shorts – Yep, even in winter you just might be able to wear shorts. That’ll feel good after a long winter of jeans, sweatshirts, mittens, coats and hats! On those 70-degree days, you might even be able to sneak on a pair of flip flops!

 

What are your favorite things about winter on Hilton Head Island? If we can help you with a Hilton Head fishing charter, Hilton Head bike rentals, Hilton Head kayak rentals (or canoe), let us know!

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