To capture the full Hilton Head experience, digging into local seafood and other Lowcountry favorites is a must. Folks love sitting by the water at Hudson's and nibbling on buckets of peel'n'eat shrimp. And if you ask any islander, dinner at Old Fort Pub is an enchanting experience unique to Hilton Head. From the elegant dining room, gaze at the sunset over Skull Creek and savor some of the region's finest cooking with your wine selection, chosen from over 100 labels. A handful of swanky establishments, like Aqua and Redfish, capitalize on the island's amazing seafood while delivering imaginative plates in contemporary atmospheres. Most of these fine dining spots feature a selection of choice steak, lamb or poultry to satisfy those who'd rather skip the catch of the day. For a different twist, try the artful Northern Italian cuisine at Michael Anthony's or the succulent New American creations at the Sage Room.
Elizabeth C. Baxley is a Travel Editor for 10Best, Inc. Her favorite travel experiences have involved studying theater in London and exploring the streets of Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. She served as a contributor to the 10Best Travel Guides for Dallas and Washington, D.C., and her writings have also appeared in Upstate Parent.