Hilton Head Island is a favorite destination for RV travelers seeking fun in the sun during the winter months. Snowbirds come here to enjoy outdoor recreation, scenic Atlantic coasts and charming communities that boast fabulous restaurants and beautiful art galleries. Take a walk along one of the many family-friendly stretches of beach, enjoy tantalizing cuisine and soak in colorful history. Sportsmen can reel in the big one during a fishing charter that takes them out into the Atlantic. Golfers can hone their skills at award-winning courses that include Planter's Row and Ocean Course at the Sea Pines Resort. Traveling with kids? Visit the Sandbox Children's Museum for a day of interactive exhibits like the Loggerhead Sandcastle and the International Bazaar.
More than 60 miles of gorgeous white sandy beachfront extends from Little River and North Myrtle Beach to Georgetown and Winyah Bay on South Carolina's smooth Atlantic coastline. Affectionately known as the Grand Strand due to its natural geographic arc and reputation for great live music, this is where families and Snowbirds of all ages can play, rest and relax in the sun. Highlights include the interactive NASCAR Racing Experience, the sharks at Ripley's Aquarium, the 200-foot high Sky Wheel at Myrtle Beach and the myriad of nightly live music up and down the coast. A full summer slate of festivals and events continue through fall and into winter, including the Harvest Hoedown, Oktoberfest and the Euphoria Festival.
Don't deprive yourself of big city thrills during your Snowbird adventures. Charleston dishes out lots of urban sophistication with a dash of old Southern charm. Visit the Royal Exchange and Customs House, where the Declaration of Independence was first read to South Carolina colonists. Walk the decks of the Adventure, a replica of a 17th-century ship that carried supplies, provisions, commodities and livestock between New Amsterdam (present New York) and Barbados in the West Indies. Off the coast, go fishing, biking and boating on Edisto Island, a rustic retreat with stunning views of the Atlantic. Indulge your wild side at the Isle of Palms, where eco tours and fishing charters await adventurous travelers.